Samsung announces the 3200 x 1800 ATIV Q, a Windows 8/Android slider tablet

At Samsung's ATIV event today, the company has announced a range of products, perhaps the most impressive of which is the ATIV Q. It's a 13.3-inch hybrid tablet-slider device that runs both Windows 8 and Android on a super high resolution 3200 x 1800 display (QHD+), which just so happens to be a pixel density of 275 PPI. Not only is the display very dense, but it's also optimized for use in sunlight, and comes with S Pen stylus support.

Under the hood you get an Intel 'Haswell' Core i5 processor and, apparently, nine hours of battery life, all in a magnesium package that weighs just 1.29 kg and is under 14mm thick. Interestingly the dual-OS support allows you to pin Android apps to the Windows Start screen, and pin Windows apps to the Android homescreens, making it easier than ever to switch between apps for both ecosystems.

Unfortunately there's no concrete pricing or availability info for this tablet, with Samsung only stating it would come to the UK later this year.

Source: Engadget | Image via Anandtech

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Some of the users that are commenting saying that the google software is bad while they are not expressing their disgust with the windows 8 OS must have the brain capacity of a termite. How on earth can anyone that has ever used android not fall in love with it???... and if it wasnt for start8 a $5 software from stardock (or other similar software) to force windows8 to behave more like windows 7 it would be unusable. Also everyone I help (Im a technologist) keeps complaining about windows 8. Not once.. NOT EVEN ONCE have i heard anything good about windows 8, unless its reading some comment on a blog.. the only good comments I have read probably come from teenage boys that dont actually do any work, but use their computers for games. Im sure the same kids loved the latest superman movie... :-)

How to uninstall the Windows? I don't feel safe with Crap Windows OS. Maybe OS X or Linux or Chrome OS...please advice. Samsung - why why why u infect good machines with Windows?

53mongolZ said,
How to uninstall the Windows? I don't feel safe with Crap Windows OS. Maybe OS X or Linux or Chrome OS...please advice. Samsung - why why why u infect good machines with Windows?

And you honestly feel safer with OS X? Haha thats funny.

Has there been any confirmation as to how difficult it will be to remove Android? This looks like a solid Hybrid, but I really have no use for Android if its running Windows 8... And im sure likewise people want to know the opposite.

8 GB RAM and 256GB or even better their flagship PCIe-based SSD and I am game. Oh and I might, just might clean format it and remove Android and live with W8.1 :DROOOOOOL:

Very nice! If I don't get a Surface 2, depending on what it has to offer, this very interesting device might be the one I get to replace both my Windows 7 desktop and my Nexus 10.

Interestingly the dual-OS support allows you to pin Android apps to the Windows Start screen, and pin Windows apps to the Android homescreens, making it easier than ever to switch between apps for both ecosystems.

Anyone have any insight into how this works? Is there some sort of hypervisor that allows fast switching between OS's? Some kind of virtualisation? I'm a bit stumped

I'm definitely wondering the same thing, wonder if they put each on separate partitions, but still don't know how they are able to interact with each other.

I would like to know if it's easy to wipe one OS and fresh install without affecting the other.

4GB RAM kills it at this price. I'd be OK with 4GB RAM in a $600 computer but a computer that's sure to be even more expensive than the $1200 ATIV 700T which itself has 4GB RAM is just unacceptable.

The 700T is around £1100, having the slider design will make it slightly cheaper but the screen and thinner design will increase the price. I'm guessing this will probably be £1200-1500 for 128GB.

Agreed. Take Android off it and I might be interested in getting one. No way in hell am I going to pay money for something infected with Google software.