Samsung announces ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3 Windows 8 devices

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Today at Samsung’s Android and ATIV event the company has announced two new Windows 8 devices: the ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3. The Q is an interesting dual-booting Windows 8/Android hybrid device, and the Tab 3 is a super thin Windows 8 tablet. Rarely do we get to write about Samsung and Windows in the same breath, so today is a good day.

The ATIV Q is being billed as “a truly convertible device” with the power to enjoy both Windows and Android. The Q allows users to enjoy Android apps on Windows. It has both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 installed. You get access to Google Play, and the ability to transfer files and share folders with Windows.

The Q sports a crazy new hinge that allows for four modes. You can lay the display flat for tablet mode, raise it like a laptop, float it for viewing, or flip it to stand upright. The display is one of the world’s highest resolutions at 3200×1800. If you’re a pixel junkie this is the device for you. Windows 8 has never looked better.

XE300TZC - WHITEThe ATIV Tab 3 is being called the worlds thinnest tablet. It comes in at just 8.2 mm thick and 550g heavy. With 10 hours of battery life it is a great device for being on the go. You don’t have to sacrifice for having a mobile device. The Tab 3 runs full Windows 8 and can do all the powerful things you would want a laptop to do. It also has S Pen support, as does the ATIV Q.

Samsung ATIV Q Specs

  • 13.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 3200×1800 pixel resolution
  • 4GB internal memory
  • 128GB SSD
  • 9 hours of battery life
  • Intel Core i5 GHz processor
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Thickness: .55-inches
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Runs Android and Windows 8

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 Specs

  • 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • 1366×768 pixel resolution
  • HDMI
  • mico SD
  • 3.5mm headset Jack
  • 2GB internal memory
  • 64B storage
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • Intel® ATOM™ Z2760 Processor
  • Thickness: .32-inches
  • Weight: 2.12 pound


  • earth

    My dream Windroid hybrid convertible would dual boot, have around 11″ screen and trackpad as well, more ports. Android for consumption and Windows for productivity, maybe even triboot to Ubuntu. Instant on, instant switching to either. Intel will eventually own the tablet market.

  • Joe_HTH

    Why in God’s name would you need Android if you have Windows 8. Hell, Microsoft should ban OEMs from being able to stick Android on a Windows device. If you want an Android device, go buy one, but keep that garbage off my Windows device.