Samsung ATIV Tab 3 Now at Amazon, ATIV Q Still Missing

The Samsung ATIV Tab 3, Samsung’s latest attempt at capitalizing on the mid-range Windows market with a tablet running Windows 8, is now available to order from in the United States.

The tablet meets notebook hybrid is the first of the Windows 8 devices that Samsung announced at its Premiere 2013 event in London to be made available on American shores.

At its core the $559 ATIV Tab 3 is a Windows variant of Samsung’s Tab line of Android devices. It features a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and 2GB of RAM. Unlike what users would expect from a tablet meant to compete with Apple’s iPad, the Samsung ATIV Tab 3 actually uses a 1.8 GHz Intel ATOM processor. This means that users can get the best of both worlds: a tablet that is as thin and light as possible, with a processor and version of Windows 8 that isn’t hampered by the app limitations of Microsoft’s Windows RT.

The Samsung ATIV Tab 3

The Samsung ATIV Tab 3

Users can add more storage space to the 64GB already included with the device using a microSD slot. The ATIV Tab 3 won’t be shipped until August 25th at the earliest. The pre-order doesn’t include the keyboard accessory that Samsung that has pushed with its ATIV line of convertibles.

Each ATIV Tab 3 does include a stylus for navigating Windows 8 and writing notes by hand.

Read: Samsung Announces ATIV 3 and ATIV Q Convertible

There’s still no word on when users might be able to pick up the other Windows device that Samsung showed off earlier this summer. The Samsung ATIV Q captured most of the attention at the event for being the first device from Samsung to actually boot both Android and Windows 8.

The ATIV Q featured a 13.3 inch display with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 and a body that allowed it to transform into a laptop and tablet.

While most industry watchers believed that the idea basically stemmed from Samsung being nervous about Windows 8 as a tablet operating system, Samsung’s motivation to lump the two operating system together remains unclear. Samsung didn’t detail an actual timetable for when users might see the ATIV Q in stores, or offer any real guidance on how much the device will cost when it finally does reach stores.