Samsung Announces New Windows8/Android ATIV TabletsBy: Sean Patterson - June 21, 2013
Back in April, Samsung re-branded all of its laptops under the ATIV brand. The manufacturer’s ultrabooks, all-in-ones, and smart PCs now go by ATIV Books, ATIV Ones, and ATIV Tabs with different numerical monikers. In case that’s not confusing enough for everyone, Samsung this week announced two new Windows 8 tablets, branded ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3.
The ATIV Q is the more fancy of the two, sporting a 13.3-inch, 275ppi, 3200×1800 resolution display. It also has an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. It comes with a 128GB SSD hard drive.
The ATIV Tab 3 will be the lower-priced of the new tablets. It has a 10.1-inch, 1366×768 resolution display, an ATOM processor, 2GB of RAM, and comes with 64GB of embedded storage. It also comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office Home & Student.
The interesting thing about these tablets is that the ATIV Q is what Samsung calls “convertable.” The tablet can be switched from Windows 8 to Android Jellybean 4.2.2, allowing Android apps to be used. In addition, files and folders can be transferred and shared between the two operating systems, meaning multimedia can be viewed on both operating systems.