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The best new Windows 8 tablets and convertibles with the battery life of an iPad or Android slate review

The best new Windows 8 tablets and convertibles with the battery life of an iPad or Android slate review
Intel's new Haswell architecture made possible Win 8 tablets with 8+ hours of battery life, like on iPads or Android slates, which was unheard of just a few months ago, unless you settle for a slower Atom processor, a few examples of which compromise we include as well.

Some newly-announced Windows 8 tablets and convertibles cite nine, ten and even more hours of battery life, while still sporting a full-fledged OS with a suite of ports and device drivers.

We are rounding up some of the best and most frugal devices of what has trickled down lately with Haswell and the lowly Atom - the warriors which make Microsoft's full-fledged Windows 8 operating system truly mobile for the first time, starting with last night's resolution craze called Samsung ATIV Q.

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posted on 21 Jun 2013, 09:53 13

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The Ativ Q is incredibly awesome. High-end ulta-tab running W8 and Android at the same time, epic screen, superb build. Unfortunately the price tag will come as a shocker, can't see this debuting under $1200.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 12:18

8. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 632; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Really hope the Ativ Q helps pushing the "pixel race" on laptops and convertibles, Full HD on big screens isn't enough and for less than 1000$ or 1000€ you almost can only find laptops with 1366x768 resolution.

Still an impressive feat by Samsung going with that wild resolution! Seriously impressed.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 19:29 1

16. Edmund (Posts: 645; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Or you could just pay $499 for an underpowered tablet running a crippled operating system.
Seriously, I can't see one logical reason why anybody would need access to the android VM when they have an unabridged version of Windows 8 at their fingertips.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 09:58

19. Pedro0x (Posts: 270; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


I don´t think that it can live up to its promised 9 hours battery, but I may be wrong. What is wrong with this tablet is that it has only intel graphics hd 4400 which is only 15% better than hd 4000. No way that it can do much 3D stuff with that GPU and that big resolution. But anyway this thing is awesome by the looks of it. And it will cost 1700 dollars which is way too much, almost no-one will buy this.
And by the way, if we have this kind of resolution on a tablet, why the he.. do we have 1080p on our PC displays?

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 13:41

20. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Cause nobody cares about your PC anymore, it's the mobile gadgets pushing technical specs and Samsung expects to sell more HD+ displays for tablets, laptops, convertibles than for desktop or even television.

I have an FHD monitor and an FHD TV, but none of the portable flagships. Guess when, my next buy will be an HD+ gadget.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 10:01 7

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 1129; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Sony Vaio Duo 13!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:21 2

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Is and looks much better!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:46

7. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Yeah I wonder how this beast stack up against the Sony VAIO pro

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 12:35

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Or the Sony Z series Laptops

The king Masters of all Laptops

Striking stunning design that even Apple copied it and its keyboard layout!

Apple users showing and posing and thinking there so cool on there MacBook Air!

Try show of with the Z series
Only rich entrapanuers and celebs and fat cat managers I see them with high profile and diplomats using them

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 13:29

10. oister85 (Posts: 385; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


You well informed ha.?

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 16:22

12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3657; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The VAIO Pro is the kind of successor to the Z series, it has better specs and an even better looking design.

Sony just makes the best laptops in general.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 23:49

17. jdoee100 (Posts: 269; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I'm no apple fan, but I do really like mac air. Their pad is so much better than window's. So good that I don't think they need touch screen at all.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 10:31

3. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 145; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


I hope manufacturers would release affordable 10" Windows 8 convertibles.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:03

4. twens (Posts: 446; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Finally finally,full windows coming in tablet sizes. Microsoft saw the future.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:24 2

6. subzerohk (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


The Sony VAIO Duo 13 can run 11 hrs in one charge.....

To most people all Samsung products are the most innovative and the best... no matter what.

Where does Samsung put the USB port on the ATIV Q? Why Samsung put a micro SD slot to it but not standard SD?

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 16:18 3

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3657; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The VAIO Duo 13 doesn't dual boot Android and Windows and doesn't have the highest resolution display on any tablet/laptop.

The USB port is the the stand used to keep the display up.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 17:23 3

13. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Samsung "GALATIV" Q

That's the better name because of both OS.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 17:55 1

14. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I want samsung ativ Q :(

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 19:01 1

15. Edmund (Posts: 645; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I think both ARM and google are starting to become worried right about now.

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