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Review of the Samsung ATIV Smart PC

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The Samsung ATIV is a large touchscreen PC running Windows 8. However, it is mostly a very large tablet that can be connected to the AT&T network for computing on the go. While it is running the newest Intel Atom Clover Trail processor, it also has a full version of the newest Microsoft operating system. The Smart PC is available at AT&T stores and online now to $699.99 with a two-year contract.

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Microsoft Surface tablet ship dates are getting longer

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Last week, Microsoft started taking preorders for their new Surface RT tablets. On the same day they went on sale, at least one model showed a shipment time of three weeks. Now, other models are beginning to show a longer ship date.

The 32 GB, $499 Surface RT model seemed to sell through the pre-order quantity quickly. Recently, the models with the Touch Cover, both 32 GB and 64 GB, began showing an order for shipment time of one to two weeks. These models are priced $100 and $200 higher than the $499 base model. However, they provide a slight discount to those who wish to add on the keyboard, which is priced at $129.

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Intel's Windows 8 tablet specs shared

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While the iPad is the leader in tablets these days, Microsoft hopes upcoming Windows 8 tablets will give Apple and Android vendors a run for market share. These tablets are expected to hit stores sometime late 2012. However, during an IDF conference in Beijing today, Intel shared some details about their specs for Windows 8 tablets. Both CNet andWired showcased the details of the new devices that will run on a dual-core Atom Z2760 “Clover Trail” processor.
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