The Samsung ATIV Q is the Korean giant’s first dual-OS running laptop that will run Android and Windows 8. It’s the second PC in the ATIV line-up, following the Samsung ATIV and is hoping to take on the likes of the Sony VAIO Duo 13, ASUS Transformer Book Trio and Dell XPS Duo 12. Although there’s no U.S. release date and price yet, this hybrid tablet/laptop is already available in the UK and Germany for about $2,000 (US dollars).
Samsung ATIV Q: Features
From the screen it’s an easy one press from Windows to Android and vice-versa. There’s full access to the Google Play Store and Android apps can be dragged and dropped on to the Windows display.
It’s simple and intuitive to use and means that if you’re an Android apps fan on tablet but a Windows 8 lover on PC, you get the best of both worlds. Samsung has also included it’s much loved S Pen from the Samsung Galaxy Note range.
It’ll work across both OSs and we’re told comes with 1024 level sensitivity and also added in is an updated S Note app. The love-in with Samsung tablets continues with Samsung’s new SideSync functionality that allows you drag and drop files, annotations and pictures from the ATIV Q to your tablet and phone, wirelessly.
Samsung ATIV Q: Screen
The 13.3-inch screen comes with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 and 275ppi. From our brief play with it, it’s bright and apps across both OSs were pin sharp. The touchscreen using your digits was responsive and the addition of the S Pen is a bonus for those who like a good stylus.
Samsung ATIV Q Full Specs:
- Thickness: 0.52 inches
- Weight: 2.84 lbs
- Color: Ash Black
- Display: 13.3 inches, LCD, 3200×1800 resolution
- Touchscreen Type: Capacitive (multi-touch: Yes)
- Operating Systems: Windows 8, Android 4.2
- Processor: Intel Haswell Core i5, 1.6 GHz
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4400
- RAM: 4GB DDR3
- Storage: 128GB Solid State drive
- Front Camera: 720p
- Data Connectors: USB, HDMI, USB 3.0
- Battery: 9 hr
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Kue has a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) from California State University, Fresno. He works as the Director of Education and Outreach for the California Department of Business Oversight in addition to being a contributing writer for news, business, and international blogs. He has also written, directed, and produced an award-winning film as well as authored several books on business, philosophy, and Asian folk lore.