Samsung Ativ Q video demo -

The Samsung Ativ Q was one of a host of Windows 8 products unveiled at the firm's London Galaxy Ativ event, arriving alongside its Tab 3 tablet, and Book 9 Lite and Book 9 Plus laptop siblings.

Of the four, the Q is by far the most interesting being a hybrid device that dual boots to run both Google's Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Microsoft's Windows 8 operating systems. Additionally, thanks to its custom SideSync software, the Q can share data between the two OSs, so you can place shortcuts for Android applications on the Windows 8 home screen, for example.

Continuing its hybrid theme, the Q is also a convertible, offering users a fully functioning tablet that can be turned into a laptop by sliding out a hidden physical keyboard. Past this the Q also features some fairly impressive tech, packing a dazzlingly bright 13.3in, pHT+ 3200x1800 screen and being powered by an Intel Haswell Core i5 processor.

However, all this comes at a cost weight-wise, with the Ativ Q pushing the scales at a hefty 1.29kg, far heavier than a standard tablet and weighing more than some of the lighter laptops around.

There is currently no word on the Samsung Ativ Q's price or release date. Check back with V3 later for a full review of the device.


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