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Samsung’s insanely high-res ATIV Q notebook-tablet hybrid laughs at mere 1080p


Samsung rolled out a variety of new devices today, but perhaps the most interesting is the ATIV Q notebook-tablet hybrid. The Q is housed within a sleek casing that measures only 13.9mm and weighs 1.29kg. Although, according to Samsung, the only thing you’ll really be focused on is the screen. The ATIV Q boasts a 13.3-inch QHD+ screen at a crazy high resolution, 3200 x 1800. Samsung stated that the Q’s screen offers a pixel density of 275ppi, which they touted as 2.8 times higher than normal, full HD displays. The group also hinted at some features that allow the device to perform to top standards no matter how bright or dull the lighting is in a specific location.

The convertible features four different “viewing modes,” which gives the device what Samsung described as “versatility to suit any environment or need.” The device will, of course, function in two standard modes, as a laptop, or flat down like a tablet. You’ll also be able to “float” the screen above the keyboard, allowing you the ultimate top-down view, while still giving you easy access to the keyboard. The ATIV Q also features a “stand mode” in which the keyboard lays flat behind the device, sitting the screen up almost like a picture frame, for an easy view when watching movies or streaming television shows.


Another unique feature is the ATIV Q’s ability to function with both Windows 8 and Android (Jellybean 4.2.2.) operating systems. Both operating systems are loaded onto the device, and specialized software has been included to ensure that users can file share between Windows 8 and Android with comfort and ease, the company says. Samsung hopes this will further blur the lines between PC and mobile platforms, turning this into a device that is applicable in almost any situation. Under this marrying of OSes, you’ll be able to access the Google Play store, as well as manage files, and swap them to other devices via Windows 8.

Internally, the ATIV Q features an Intel Core i5 processor, with integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics, 4GB DDR3L system memory, and a 128GB solid-state drive. The casing is colored in “ash black”, and the exact dimensions measure at 12.87×8.57×0.55 inches. Those of you looking for I/O ports will find one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, one micro HDMI, an RJ45 (dongle), and SD slot, and an HP/Mic combo. There is also an included 720p HD camera. All of this is offered with a battery that promises up to 9 hours of life on a single charge. 

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