Samsung Electronics, one of the leading PC makers, on Thursday introduced its first convertible personal computer running two operating systems, Microsoft Windows 8 as well as Google Android. The convertible Ativ Q not only features innovative form-factors and dual-OS, but is also equipped with retina-class display with unprecedented 3200*1800 resolution.
“Busy lives demand convenience, and the convertible nature of these tablets delivers the versatility, mobility and adaptability consumers should expect from personal computing today. These tablets are the result of people-centric innovation, and they were designed to provide consumers the flexibility to manage their digital lives on their terms whether they are in the office, at home or on the go,” said DJ Lee, president and head of sales and marketing office of IT and mobile communications division at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung Ativ Q convertible PC comes with 13.3” display with 3200*1800 resolution (275 ppi density) and is powered by Intel Core i5 “Haswell” processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 (20 execution units). The PC is equipped with 4GB DDR3L, 128GB SSD, 720p webcam, microphone, USB 3.0, HDMI ports and so on. Samsung Ativ Q has nine hours battery life and weighs 1.29kg (2.84 pounds). The device also features S Pen stylus for maximum convenience.
The Samsung Ativ Q sports an innovative hinge design that allows the user to transform the tablet into four functional modes. Lay the display flat over the keyboard for tablet mode. Raise the display upright to type just like 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 with ease. The four-in-one design of the Ativ Q easily adjusts to give users all the options they need in one device.
Addressing consumers’ desire to access Android apps on a Windows-based PC, the Ativ Q allows users to experience both Windows 8 and Android (Jelly Bean 4.2.2) on the same device. Users will not only get access to Android apps via Google Play but will also be able to transfer files to share folders and files from Windows 8 to Android, truly marrying the mobile and PC experiences.
Samsung Ativ Q will be available later this year at an unknown date.