At the London event, Samsung has just announced two new tablets running Windows 8, the ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3. Both powered by Windows 8, the ATIV Tab 3 is the world’s thinnest tablet while the convertible ATIV Q is able to run Android apps. ATIV Q is a hybrid tablet like the transformer series from ASUS and it is able to run both Windows 8 as well as Android Jelly Bean.
ATIV Q comes sports a 13.3-inch display with a 3,200 x 1,800 (qHD+) resolution which comes to 275ppi. The device can switch between four positions: tablet, typing, stand and writing. Samsung says the panel in ATIV Q is optimized for use in bright sunlight, and viewing angles are wide, at 178 degrees. There’s also an S Pen on board similar to the Galaxy Note series Android tablets.
You can lay the display flat over the keyboard for tablet mode; raise the display upright to type just as you would a laptop; float and adjust the display to a comfortable viewing angle; or flip the display to place in the stand mode to watch movies. The four-in-one design of the ATIV Q easily adjusts to give you every possible option in the one device.
The ATIV Q is also extremely thin and lightweight, at 1.29kg and only 13.9mm.
ATIV TAB 3 is another Windows 8 tablet which shares the design and features of Galaxy series tablets. It is perfect for creativity and productivity as it features Samsung’s S Pen functionality, high level pen display and S Pen compatibility with MS Office. With up to ten hours of battery life, it is also a great device for taking on most long distance flights.
The tablet features a 10.i inch screen with full HD support and Intel ATOM processor coupled with 2GB RAM. The ATIV Tab 3 runs Windows 8 with the ability to run Windows app and programs, as well as coming preloaded with Office Home & Student for the best experience.
At only 8.2mm, it is the world’s thinnest Windows tablet, with a precise S Pen for natural writing and drawing.
Here is the detailed specifications of the device;
Price and availability of the devices is not known yet, expected to come later this year.