Samsung ATIV Smart PC tablet goes on preorder for £699

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC was launched two months ago and can be pre-ordered from online retailer Misco for £699, a price that includes a whopping five year warranty. Note that the tablet bundled with a clamshell keyboard costs an additional £96 and that a more powerful version with an Intel Core processor is available for £999.

The tablet comes with an 11.6in 1,366 x 768 pixels display and it runs Windows 8 Professional 32-bit. Interestingly enough, it is powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 processor based on the new Clovertrail architecture and clocked at 1.8GHz, with a PowerVR SGX545 GPU onboard.

There’s also 64GB onboard storage, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a front facing 2-megapixel camera and a rear 8-megapixel camera, up to 9.4 hours video play time, a thickness of 9.9mm and a weight of 750g.

Misco has confirmed that it will receive the first stocks from 12 November. The ATIV range is Samsung’s new dedicated Windows range (Windows RT, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8) and includes an ARM-based tablet, the ATIV tab, and a smartphone, the ATIV S.