Samsung has launched a world’s-first dual operating system tablet called the Samsung ATIV Q.
With its ability to run Windows and Android, the Korean giant says the ATIV Q will allow users to copy files from one operating system to the other.
It comes with a four-way hinge design that gives the tablet four different modes of operation – tablet or ‘slate’ mode, traditional laptop mode, movie mode sitting up and a float mode.
The tablet will run Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and be powered by an Intel Core i5 ‘Haswell’-grade processor with 4GB of DDR3L memory. Storage will come by way of a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) and battery life is rated at up to nine hours.
Like the ATIV Book 9 Plus, the Q comes with a super-high resolution display featuring 3200×1800-pixel resolution in its 13.3-inch panel, which not only makes it the highest resolution Windows device around but the highest-res Android tablet as well.
Despite its 13.3-inch chassis and the huge screen, the ATIV Q will weight just 1.29kgs and measure 327.0×217.8×13.9mm.
It’ll also have a decent set of ports for a tablet, including USB3.0, USB2.0 and HDMI. It’ll even support RJ45 for wired Ethernet via an optional dongle (USB no doubt).
Although Samsung doesn’t specifically talk about Haswell inside this tablet, the mention of Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU and the nine hours’ battery life sort of give it away.
Despite being part of Samsung’s massive UK launch overnight, the company did not talk availability or pricing. We also don’t know Samsung’s global release timetable but we expect it to be released before the end of the northern summer.
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