At Samsung’s event yesterday, the ATIV lineup took centre stage with a range of laptops, All-In-One as well as convertible tablet-notebook hybrids. For those needing full productivity in a compact form factor, Samsung has announced the ATIV Q convertible hybrid tablet and ATIV Tab 3 tablet which both runs on Windows 8.
Samsung ATIV Q
The ATIV Q is convertible device and like the Acer Aspire R7, it comes with a flexible hinge which lets you transform from notebook productivity mode and all the way to full tablet mode in 4 different stages. The 13.3″ touch screen display is its main highlight with a QHD+ resolution of 3200×1800 giving a massive pixel density of 275ppi.
Powering the device is a Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of on-board SSD storage. It comes with a 720p HD camera, 2 USB ports (1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0), HDMI port and a micro SD slot. There’s a RJ45 port which is extended with a separate dongle. Overall, the ATIV Q weighs just 1.29kg with a thickness of just 13.9mm, making it one of the thinnest in its class. The ATIV Q offers the best of both worlds with instant switching between Android and Windows 8 environment.
Samsung ATIV Tab 3
For those that need something simpler, the ATIV Tab gets a reboot and this time it runs on a Windows 8 instead of the watered down Windows RT. It runs on an Intel ATOM Z2760 processor with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which can be expanded with microSD. The front 10.1″ display does a HD resolution of 1366×768. In terms of design, the ATIV Tab 3 is much thinner at only 8.2mm and weighs just 550grams, making it the thinnest Windows Tablet at the moment with a full Windows experience.
Samsung didn’t make any new smart phone announcements yesterday and those looking for a ATIV S smart phone replacement would be disappointed. The latest smart phone devices, Galaxy S4 active and Galaxy S4 Zoom were officially announced ahead of yesterday’s event.
ATIV Tab 3