Samsung ATIV Tab 3 hands-on (Video)

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Samsung announced a whole slew of new products yesterday and while most of the action was happening in London, we also found a Samsung ATIV Tab 3 on display at a small expo in New York City. The ATIV Tab 3’s claim to fame is the fact that it’s the thinnest full Windows 8 tablet around. The tablet is only 0.32 inches thick and weighs a very light 1.2 lbs. For internals, it’s got a 1.8 ghz Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core processor, 2Gb RAM, and 64Gb of storage with a MicroSD card for adding another 32gb of storage. It also comes with a 90 day trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and after the 90 days you can buy it for a discounted price.  Photoshop Elements is a bit slow on these specs, but the S-Pen included does support pressure sensitive drawing.  It might be a little laggy with only 2Gb of RAM though so don’t expect this to be an awesome artists’ tablet.  The real star is the thinness and portability!

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The Tab 3 will also come with a detachable keyboard case for its $699 price.  The keyboard feels quite nice and should be very usable though it does not include a track pad area. It also has a stand-up option so that you can set everything up like a mini-laptop when you’re at a desk or table.

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!