Updated on:Oct 27, 2016
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The next big thing in tablets
Design and Display
With the Ativ Q tablet, Samsung unveils a revolutionary hinge design, with the tablet screen and the keyboard attached through unique hinges which allow the screen to slide to the end of the keyboard and transform the device into a notebook. Samsung shows its faith in this design by placing the CPU in the stand behind the display. The keyboard is standard chiclet with a track-pointer and three mouse-type keys at its edge.
The display is a huge 13.3 inches screen with massive 3200 x 1800 pixels resolution with 276ppi pixel density and 16M colours, making for breathtaking picture clarity. Coupled with this is the screen brightness, which can reach a high of 600 nits under direct sunlight to provide easy viewing.
Configuration, OS and Performance
The Ativ Q runs on an Intel i5 Dual Core processor clocked at 1600MHz, with about 4GB of RAM.The CPU runs on the new Haswell architecture, and gives a mind-boggling 54000+ AnTuTu benchmark score. Put simply it means this device will get through anything, except for extremely heavy 3D redering perhaps. The integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics is capable of running even high-end games though perhaps not as well as on a gaming laptop. Full HD and even 4K ultra-HD movies can be played with ease and unmatched clarity on this device.
These specifications help run what can be called Dual OS, or two Operating systems on the same tablet. While this is common in PCs and notebooks, Samsung makes switching between them child's play with just a tap on a tile shifting the screen from the Windows App store to the Play Store. However while Windows can use the super high resolution, Andriod runs on the fullHD one. Both OS share Music, Video, Documents and Picture folders. RAM is shared between the two OS in the default ratio of 1.5GB Android and 2.5GB Windows, though a slider allows this to be changed to user requirements.
Camera and Storage
The device has a front camera for video calling. Storage needs are taken care by a 128GB internal drive which again has some space earmarked for both OS eg Android gets 16GB for apps, user data, etc, which is more than enough.
Connectivity and Battery
The Ativ Q introduces a plethora of new features ranging from style to display, CPU architecture and Dual OS. Though it may take some time getting used to given its ultra-new features, the intelligent allocations and seamless convertibilty ensure that it is a big step forward in the tablet market.
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