If you’re preparing to buy a brand new Windows 8 tablet or Android slate, know that AT&T will offer you a selection of both, through the Samsung Ativ Smart PC and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 models. The carrier will sell the Windows 8 tablet for $800 and the Android one for $500. Expect the products to drop by November 9th and the prices previously mentioned only apply without contract.
If you want the Samsung Ativ Smart PC to turn into a laptop/desktop you can get it with a $49 Stand Dock and a $40 VGA adapter, both coming in late November. AT&T will also bring a promo offer through the holidays, that cuts $100 off the tablet price, if you’re ready to shell out cash for a Samsung phone. For those of you who don’t know, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC features a 11.6 inch HD PLS screen, 64 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and an Intel Atom dual core processor with a frequency of up to 1.5 GHz. It comes preinstalled with Windows 8 Pro, with support for upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.
ATIV Smart PC also bundles a trial version of Microsoft Office 2010. As far as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 goes, this 10.1 inch slate was released in May and it features a PLS TFT screen with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 16/32 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM, stereo speakers, a decent 3.15 MP camera and Android 4.0.3 preinstalled. Inside there’s a dual core 1 GHz Cortex A9 processor.