Samsung ATIV Q official: Windows 8 and Android, notebook and tablet

Jun 20, 2013
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The Samsung ATIV Q has been introduced by Samsung this week as a tablet/notebook hybrid that's able to work with Windows 8, on the one hand, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on the other. This machine has a hinge that allows it to be a standard notebook, a flat tablet, a display-mode screen, and everything in-between (that's the fourth). This device takes what the Acer Aspire R7 brings to the table and steps things up a notch with both full-powered Windows 8 and the newest in new Android.

What you've got here is a machine that's 327.0x217.8x13.9mm (12.87x8.57x0.55 inches) when closed, weighing in at 1.29kg (2.84 pounds). This device is being revealed with one color - ash black - and is surrounded by an array of ports: 1xUSB3.0, 1xUSB2.0, micro HDMI,RJ45 (dongle), HP/Mic combo, and an SD card reader. Inside, Samsung brings an Intel Core i5 processor from the 4th generation of said chips along with Intel HD Graphics 4400.

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Memory in this machine will rack up to 4GB DDR3L while hard disk drive space comes in at 128GB SSD. The display - of note - rings in at 13.1-inches with 3200 x 1800 pixel resolution (qHD+) across it - that's 275ppi, heavy duty for a notebook.

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This device allows the user to work with Android apps on Windows. As Samsung explains it, the ATIV Q allows the user to access apps via Google Play as well as share files and folders between Windows 8 and Android - "truly marrying the mobile and PC experience."

This machine is set to have a rather unique place in the market, that's for certain. Stay tuned as we grab some hands-on time later today, straight through SlashGear's Samsung tag portal!


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