Samsung has launched a dual OS hybrid tablet cum laptop called Ativ Q.
Samsung Ativ Q is a 13.3-inch device that has a thickness of 13.9 mm and weighs 1.29 kgs. It also comes with a qHD+ display that has a resolution of 1800x3200 pixels. The hybrid is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. The device comes with a 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage. It also has a 720p HD camera on-board. In terms of ports, the Ativ Q comes with one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, an HDMI port, a headphone/ microphone combination jack and a microSD card slot.
The device comes with both Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating systems onboard, giving users the option to choose which OS to boot into. It also gives you the ability to pin an Android application to the Windows 8 start screen, providing some kind of integration between the two operating systems.
In terms of the physical build of the tablet, the slider format with the keyboard makes it similar to Sony's Vaio Duo 13. There is no touch pad on the keyboard but left and right mouse keys do exist. The mouse is present in the form of a track pad in the centre of the keyboard, similar to how it is placed on the Vaio Duo 13.
The tablet offers S-Pen functionality allowing you to create content using the stylus on the tablet. Samsung has also incorporated Smart Sync functionality into the tablet enabling users to control their smartphones using the Ativ PC. So, your Android smartphone can be somewhere in your bag, while you reply to a text using your computer.
The hinge design of the ATIV Q gives four physical modes to the tablet. One can lay the display flat over the keyboard for tablet mode; raise the display upright to type through the keyboard similar to how you use a laptop; float and adjust the display to a desired viewing angle; or flip the display to place it on a stand mode.
Samsung has not revealed anything about the pricing or the availability of the PC-tablet hybrid as of now.
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