Among the plethora of new devices unveiled during Samsung’s event in London today, the Samsung ATIV Q is certainly one of the most intriguing. Yes, there are a handful of people on the planet who would love to take pictures with a mirrorless DSLR running Android, but a laptop/tablet hybrid running Windows 8 and Android 4.2 is definitely a product the general public will be interested in.
The Samsung ATIV Q features a 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800 qHD+ (275 ppi) display with a 178 degree viewing angle, Intel’s new Haswell processor, S Pen that tucks away nicely into the magnesium body, measuring a mere 13.9mm thick and weighing in at 1.29 kg (2.85 lbs). Samsung has yet to disclose the size of the battery used to power the ATIV Q, but they are promising 9 hours of battery life. Taking a few pointers from Sony and Lenovo’s latest Windows 8 laptop/tablet hybrids, the Samsung ATIV Q sports a four-position hinge, which allows the device to be used in tablet, typing, floating and stand mode.
While the specs of the Samsung ATIV Q may seem impressive, what intrigues us most is how Samsung has managed to seamlessly run Android and Windows 8 at the same time. Samsung’s black magic allows users to switch between the two operating systems at will. Tap an app shortcut and you’re ported from one OS to another. To make things even more simple, users can pin Android app shortcuts to the Windows 8 start screen and launch directly into an Android app from Windows 8. The two operating systems are also capable of sharing the same file structure so that images, videos and other documents can be accessed and edited regardless of the operating system the user is running.
Pricing and launch details have not yet been confirmed, but Samsung is expecting the ATIV Q to hit retail shelves around the back-to-school season.
Over the past few years we have only seen a handful of Android tablets that are actually good. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of a large device with less functionality than the phone that fits into my pocket. A device like the ATIV Q may be the perfect marriage of work and play for those who need Windows 8 for productivity, but also want a better tablet ecosystem than what Microsoft is currently able to provide.
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- Enjoy Android Apps on Windows: Addressing consumers’ desire to access Android apps on a Windows-based PC, the ATIV Q allows users to experience both Windows 8 and Android (Jellybean 4.2.2) on the same device. Users will not only get access to Android apps via Google Play but also be able to transfer files, ro sharing folders and files from Windows 8 to Android, truly marrying the mobile and PC experiences.
- Versatility to Suit Any Environment or Needs: The ATIV Q sports an innovative hinge design that allows the user to transform the tablet into 4 functional modes. Lay the display flat over the keyboard for tablet mode. Raise the display upright to type just like a laptop. Float and adjust the display to a comfortable viewing angle Or flip the display to place in the stand mode to watch movies with ease. The four-in-one design of the ATIV Q easily adjusts to give users all the options they need in one device. ATIV Q is also extremely thin and lightweight for optimum portability. At 1.29kg and only 13.9mm, it’s easy to take everywhere you go.
- The Ultimate Viewing Experience: The ATIV Q introduces the world’s highest resolution, QHD＋ (3200×1800) display. The tablet’s 13.3-inch touch screen offers 2.8 times higher pixel density (275ppi) than full HD displays for viewing the finest of details. ATIV Q is also designed to provide an optimized viewing experience regardless of location and high brightness in outdoor environment.
The ATIV Q also enables superior productivity with S-Pen functionality, enabling users to easily make written updates to creative and work.
SideSync is available on the ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3, enabling users to switch from working on their PC to an Android-based Samsung smartphone with simplicity and ease. With SideSync, the user’s PC and mobile device become one. Simply use the PC keyboard to respond to a text on a mobile phone; view maps on a larger screen, display photos and videos on both devices to make editing files even easier; or use an ATIV PC to back up and charge mobile devices. With SideSync, users enjoy more productivity with fewer interruptions to work and everyday life.
Convenience is all about saving time and finding easier ways to get things accomplished, and Samsung ATIV tablets enable users to do just that. By making the personal computing experience more versatile, Samsung continues to make work more seamless and life more convenient.
For more information on the full ATIV PC Family, please visit www.samsung.com.
|Processor||Intel Core i5|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4400|
|Hard Disk Drive||128GB SSD|
|Battery Life||Battery Life||Up to 9 hours|
|I/O Ports||USB Ports||1xUSB3.0, 1xUSB2.0, HDMI, RJ45 (dongle), HP/Mic combo, micro SD|
Via: Samsung Mobile Press