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With the ATIV Q, Samsung is helping to push mobile computing to the next level of convergence - Android Jelly Bean and Windows 8 are offered in a device that also features a slide out QWERTY keyboard.
Samsung has been rewarded for its past temerity when it comes to innovating consumer devices, as is shown by the success of the Samsung Galaxy Note range. Like the Note, the ATIV Q is one of the first devices of its kind and looks to further blur the lines between mobile and desktop computing.
The most eye-catching of the ATIV Q features is its ability to seamlessly switch between Android and Windows 8, which does not require a restart of the device, but simply the push of the Windows Key. This provides the ability to easily switch between the apps of your preferred platform. Android apps can be pinned to the Windows desktop and vice versa.
With a 13.3" display, the ATIV Q comes in at the same size as many laptops. Like a laptop it also includes a QWERTY keyboard, although the form factor of the ATIV Q does differ in that it can be adjusted into several different positions. The tablet-cum-laptop also features a camera that can record in 720p.
If you want to use the ATIV Q as a tablet, you simply flatten its screen over the keyboard. Alternatively, the screen can be adjusted to a comfortable angle (it has viewing angles of up to 179 degrees), can be set into the position of a laptop, or the screen can be flipped over to be propped up by (but completely hide) thy keyboard should you want to watch a movie, for example. See the image gallery for demonstrations of its positioning.
It's not only Samsung's innovative approach that likens the ATIV Q to the Galaxy Note devices, but also the S Pen stylus. This is a great productivity tool and works superbly with not only Samsung's stylus-specific apps, but with the Android OS as a whole. There's a dedicated slot for it to be safely stowed away in so you won't forget it or lose it when travelling about.
When it comes to power, the ATIV Q has shattered all of the Android benchmark figures. This is to be expected, what with it running on a Haswell Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB DDR3L RAM - it's a powerful machine and more than adequate as a laptop replacement in the majority of use-cases.
The ATIV Q has a healthy amount of internal storage thanks to its 128GB SSD and also includes a microSD slot should you wish to further expand the space available to you. The options do not end there, however, there's also a microUSB slot (2.0) and full USB slot (3.0), which means that you can easily connect more storage (and other accessories) via USB should you need to.
So the ATIV Q has a keyboard built in, but you're also nicely covered should you wish to connect a mouse or larger trackpad. There are the previously mentioned USB slots, or Bluetooth should you wish to do it wirelessly. While we're on the subject of connectivity, there's also an HDMI port to enable the easy connection of the ATIV Q to a larger display and of course, Wi-Fi.
Next, let's take a look at the glorious 13.3" touch screen display. With a 3200x1800 resolution and 275ppi screen density it is gorgeous to look at and great for movie playback. At that kind of size it's large for an Android tablet, but moderate for a laptop. The screen can be controlled by touch or the built in trackpad, although the latter is too small for prolonged usage. There are also two slimline buttons to accompany the trackpad that offer left and right click.
Battery life for the ATIV Q is quoted by Samsung as an impressive 9 hours, so you should get a fair bit of usage from the device should you take it out for the day without the charger. Considering its form factor, Samsung has done well to keep the weight down to just 1.29kg and the ATIV Q is just 13.9mm in thickness - a very compact device indeed when folded up.
Devices such as the ATIV Q are pushing us into an exciting era of convergence between mobile and desktop and this could well be the first device to offer the consumer seamless switching between Android and Windows Phone 8.
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