Samsung ATIV Q tablet is announced with record-high resolution, boots Windows 8 and Android


The latest member of Samsung's Windows-powered ATIV lineup of devices is now official. Meet the Samsung ATIV Q – a tablet that's made with versatility in mind. And to meet this target, its maker has added a feature we rarely get to see on tablets nowadays. In particular, the ATIV Q can run both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 and it runs them at the same time. No need to reboot in order to switch between them! And since this is a Windows 8 device, all your legacy Windows software should run on it just fine.

Furthermore, the Samsung ATIV Q sports a body made of durable magnesium, a unique folding form-factor and it comes with a built-in QWERTY keyboard. It can be used in four different modes, depending on whether you're playing a game, displaying a PowerPoint presentation, or working on a report. Added to the device's set of productivity features is the S Pen digital stylus borrowed straight from the Galaxy Note lineup. At the same time, the ATIV Q is only 13.9-millimeters thin and weighs just 1.29 kilograms, which is impressive for a device that's practically capable of replacing a netbook computer.

Want to hear about its hardware specs? Well, prepare to be impressed. The Samsung ATIV Q has a 13.3-inch display with a mind-blowing resolution of 3200 by 1800 pixels. That results in a pixel density of 275 ppi, which is really impressive for a tablet of this size. According to Samsung, the display shines brightly enough to be usable outdoors. A Haswell-based Intel Core i5 processor delivers all the processing power, paired with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4400, all the while consuming a reasonable amount of energy. Samsung claims that the tablet should be capable of getting up to 9 hours of battery life. Storage-wise, there's up to a 256 GB solid-state drive tucked in there, although the actual amount of space available to the user should be less. Last but not least, there's a 720p front-facing camera outfitted for video chats.

Overall, the Samsung ATIV Q is shaping up like an outstanding tablet that can be both a capable productivity tool and a portable entertainment device. Details, such as pricing and availability, have yet to be announced.

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ATIV Q
  • Display 13.3" 3200 x 1800 pixels
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB

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65 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Specs please.

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I like the dual boot of Windows 8 & Android. So far this is looking like a nice, REAL NICE tablet. I have to keep my eye on this one for sure!

49. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

to be honest I think it'd be 5x better if they dump the dual OS capability and make one with Windows then one with Android, besides, Windows 8 can run android apps via bluestacks anyhow... oh well, guess one could just wipe the OS they don't if necessary, though that might be a little involved.

61. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Android is running through a virtual machine, no ifs, buts or maybes. Most people will delete it to free up precious space on the HDD.

51. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

anyone noticed samsung new design language? no more "home button" !

53. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The windows logo is the "home button" and not only that this is first and mostly a windows tablet, Samsung uses a home button on their standard android phones...

63. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

yea but its capacitive not a physical button! something samsung never does!

2. xDrizzyXx

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 28, 2011

Windows & Android , how many on board memory does that need? Haha Windows take up so much space as it is.

42. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Windows 8 takes up about 40 GB, and stock Android takes up about 3 GB. So you should have about 213 GB of usable storage out of the 256 GB option.

43. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

That's becouse Windows 8 is a full OS ;-) Greetzz.

3. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Samsung = Quantity Always remember, Quality should always be on top. You think Samsung Products can last up to 5 years? I think not..

5. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

dont worry 2-3 years is more than enough to make your gadget becoming "old" in tech world no matter what brand you have..

6. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

If you're a rich spoiled kid then it's okay, but if you're an ordinary guy It will give you a hard time..

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Quantity does not necessarily mean bad Quality ! Which such vast resources it would be stupid if Samsung didn't put it to full use ! How can you judge upon a quality of a product even before the device is out yet ? Stop trolling !

47. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I have several samsung products including phones which are much older than 5yrs..damn refigerator is around 30 yrs old and all arestill perfect. Sqmsung =quality +quantity and that was the main reason for apple to switch to samsung as supplier because others couldnt meet their quality..stop trolling

10. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

I have a Samsung TV that's 7 years old and it still works perfectly. My brother has the first Galaxy S and that still works perfectly too. No burn ins on the amoled screen as well. Stay buttmad

12. night_elf

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

I have a 7 years old Samsung Laptop and a 5 years old one, both work without problems (without anything changed).

23. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

No need to post how long your electronics have lasted, some people in this world are just stupid when it comes to electronics and electronics aren't stupid-proof.

31. night_elf

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

sooooo true!!!

4. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

gHD+ or something...3200x1800 - 13,3 incher...slidable keyboard....looks nise, but size...metal body...1,29Kg

7. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I don't like the dual-boot concept. It may be useful for a few people, but usually operating systems are meant to cater a quite wide range of needs and make such devices redundant. It feels again, like with the S4 Zoom that Samsung is trying to occupy every niche no matter whether it makes sense or not. They should focus on improving the percieved quality of their devices first.

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Specs please. With that super high res display, you'll need quality graphics.

27. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Absolutely. While I love a pixel packed display, I won't trade a stutter-free experience for it.

36. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Now that we have some specs, we can see how this might perform. It has Intel HD 4400 graphics, which is about 30% faster than the Intel HD 4000 graphics found in the 13" Retina Macbook Pro with a 2560x1600 display. Will that bump in performance push those extra pixels smoothly?

11. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

This looks nice

14. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

13.3" is too big, a better choice would have been a tablet with the same screen and size of my Nexus 10

15. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Beautiful tablet and amazing screen Sammy good work....shut those Haters up!

16. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

I sense some bluestack player gimmick(android apps can be pinned on win 8), rather than dual booting. if they are dual booting for real, they have to use to chipsets.

17. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

People complaining about Samsung doing this, doing that. I for one don't see HTC doing a helluva lot to impress or contribute to the market with the tiny amount of resources it has, HTC should stick to what they do best, phones. It appears they don't make anything else anyway.

22. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

True.. People want to be stock in what we have now in this world.. People dont know that Samsung is now leading trends now. Youll see other manufacturers doing phablet and introducing their own STYLUS and theres something big thought about this-Samsung made Something revolutionary about these things.. Feature packing game lead by Samsung and now LG and Htc are bringing software tricks also.. If Galaxy NX will do great, others might follow. . This Ativ Q will also move the game of other tablet manufacturers.. The only sucking fault i see with samsung is bringing many phones with similar or insignificant specs alterations and design.. But please let them innovate, dont stop technology evolution..

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