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Samsung unveils the Ativ Q tablet hybrid running both Windows and Android

Alongside five new Galaxy S4 models
Thu Jun 20 2013, 19:25
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KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER Samsung unveiled the Ativ Q tablet/laptop hybrid device on Thursday that runs both Android and Windows 8.

Unveiled at Samsung's Galaxy and Active event in London, the Samsung Ativ Q is the first of the firm's devices to run both Android and Windows, pairing Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.

Betond that, the Ativ Q that quickly morphs from a tablet into a laptop also features a 13.3in 3200x1800 screen, as the firm looks to challenge Apple's Retina screened products, and a keyboard reminiscent of Acer's Aspire R7 tablet

The Samsung Ativ Q also features an Intel Haswell CPU, Samsung S Pen stylus support and weighs just 1.29kg. 

The Ativ Q was outed alongside the Samsung Ativ Tab 3 device, which arrives running a full version of Windows 8 complete with Microsoft Office and looks a lot like Samsung's Galaxy Tab lineup. Measuring 8.2mm thick, the Ativ Tab 3 also features a 10.1in screen, an included stylus and 8.5 hour battery life. 

Samsung president and head of sales and marketing of IT and mobile communications DJ Lee introduced the tablets at Thursday's event, saying "Today we are announcing two new Ativ tablets, which are all about Samsung's commitment in the ever-growing tablet market.

"We're confident about Samsung's presence in the tablet market," Lee added, taking a shot at its Apple iPad rival.

Samsung also unveiled the Ativ Book 9 Plus and Lite ultrabooks at Thurday's event, alongside the all in one Ativ One 5 desktop PC.

For those hoping to see some new smartphones unveiled at today's event, it looks like you might be out of luck. Samsung has shown off its Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphones, declaring that the Galaxy lineup "is now complete."

However, the firm has introduced five new colour models of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which will soon be available in blue, purple, red, brown and pink flavours. 

We'll update this article when we have more information.  µ


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