Samsung has recently announced its upcoming hybrid tablet / laptop that supports Windows 8 for productivity usage while Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 for apps and entertainment. The best part is that users are able to seemlessly switch between Windows 8 and stock Android OS just with a tap, even you can drag and drop Android application shortcuts over Windows 8’s metro UI for quick launch. Enjoying Android Apps on Windows was never been that easier. We also have observed that ATIV Q does not have offer customized TouchWiz UI for its Android interface, rather there is stock Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 ROM. Samsung ATIV Q offers 13.3 inches of huge touch screen display with gorilla glass protection & has a QHD resolution of 3200×1800 pixels & the pixel density of 275 pixels per inch. Due to such high resolution there will be immense clearity and vividness in the display. Please note that this hybrid tablet / laptop offers full fledge version of Windows 8, so one shouldn’t be confused with RT version.
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Tablet, Typing, Floating & Stand modes are being supported in Samsung ATIV Q hybrid tablet / laptop. There’s also a S-PEN stylus included in the package, which helps you in creative drawing applications and many others. Samsung ATIV Q weighs around 1.29 KG and possess these dimensions 12.87 x 8.57 x 0.55 inches (327.0 x 217.8 x 13.9 mm). There’s a full fledge convertible QWERTY keyboard and in-between you can find a hardware mini mouse controller. The device is powered by Intel Core i5 haswell processor chip, 4GB of DDR3L RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU, 128GB of solid state device (SSD) storage, front facing camera that supports video calling upto 720p, while several ports including 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, micro HDMI, RJ45 (dongle), HP/Mic combo, 3.5mm audio jack for music & even microSD card slot for storage expansion. However there’s no rear camera available.
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Samsung claims that ATIV Q will deliver 9 hours of battery life on optimal usage from single recharge. Also there’s a inbuilt GPS inside Samsung ATIV Q that will surely help out for navigation purposes. We have covered best Android offline navigation apps, that could be used with your hybrid tablet / laptop “Samsung ATIV Q”. And since Core i5 processor chip has been utilized therefore you could enjoy editing your favorite videos with our list of best video editing apps. Pricing and availability has yet to be officially announced by Samsung, however it should cost around $1000 – $1300 & be available in the third quarter of 2013. We are looking forward for a bit smaller hybrid versions (around 8 – 10″) of ATIV tablet series from Samsung.
Samsung ATIV Q Hybrid Tablet Video Review
Video Review of Samsung ATIV Q by “pocketnowvideo”