Samsung Outs Ativ Q With Android and Windows 8

  • 13.3-inch Display
  • Hinge design with multiple functional mode
  • Windows 8 and Android OS

Samsung’s London Event today is jam-packed with a number of product announcements and one of the highlights of the show is the Samsung Ativ Q convertible tablet.

  • 13.3-inch Display
  • Hinge design with multiple functional mode
  • Windows 8 and Android OS

Samsung’s London Event today is jam-packed with a number of product announcements and one of the highlights of the show is the Samsung Ativ Q convertible tablet.

Just like the Acer Aspire R7, the Ativ Q features a special hinge that allows it to take four functional forms. Users can lay the display flat much like a conventional tablet, raise the display upright for laptop mode; float and adjust the display to get the “floating mode” or flip it all the way back to have a sort of stand or display mode.

The Ativ Q is a convertible not only hardware-wise but also in terms of its software. The device boots both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Switching between the two operating systems is done by a single press of a button which eliminates the need to reboot the device in the case of other dual-boot systems. Users can even pin Android apps to the Windows 8 Start Screen.

The Ativ Q features a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels, a pixel density of 275 pixels per inch and a viewing angle of up to 178 degrees. The device is powered by the latest Intel Haswell processors packed in a body fashioned from magnesium which measures only 13.9mm thin and weighs only 1.29kg.

There is no official announcement yet on the price and availability of the device, but we do hope that Australia will be one of its destinations.

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