Samsung ATIV Q up for pre-order in Germany at €1,599

by: Chris SmithJuly 1, 2013

Samsung ATIV Q

The Samsung ATIV Q is already available for pre-order in Germany, where one retailer sells the dual booting Android/Windows 8 convertible tablet for €1,599.

Translated in U.S. dollars that amounts to almost $2,090, although the U.S. price of the device will most likely be around $1,599, assuming that the price tag above is official. It’s worth noting that Samsung has not announced pricing details when unveiling the new product during the June 20 London-based media event.

According to ARLT Computer, the device could be launched on July 8. Samsung has not mentioned release dates for the device during the show either. TabTech has it from Samsung Germany that the ATIV Q will be available in the region at some point in August.

As the first benchmarks have already shown, the ATIV Q is one powerful Android tablet – the device crushed all other existing devices in AnTuTu. Furthermore, the device offers a full Windows 8 laptop experience as well.

However, it looks like such a device will have a premium price, which puts it at the high-end of the laptop spectrum. Its obvious adversaries are the 13-inch MacBook Air, which is priced starting at $1,099 and the Chrombook Pixel, priced starting at $1,299.

In case you’re not familiar with the ATIV Q, you should know that the tablet/laptop packs a 13.3-inch touchscreen display with 3200 x 1800 resolution, 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 4500U processor, Intel HD Graphics 4400, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, S Pen support, Windows 8 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean under the hood.

  • Grman Rodriguez

    The Pixel is not really competition, maybe the Asus Transformer Book Trio

    • ThatsHowISeeIt

      I canceled my order for a Vaio Duo 13 to get this and I believe the Duo 13 is the competition for this.

  • DetroitTech

    This price is hilarious. They will sell a couple dozen at that price… lol.
    A high end Windows Machine is around 800 and a high end Android tablet is around 400… US Dollars!!! thats about 900 Euros. Who on earth would be stupid enough to buy this? Can you use both operating system simultaneously? I think not. So what is the point here at that price? I seriously don’t get it. This hardly is the first Windows Android combo tablet as well…

    Oh well Samsung has the money to blow I guess. Watch this price cut in half by black Friday.

    • ThatsHowISeeIt

      This competes with the Sony Vaio Duo 13 and the Thinkpad Helix and they both cost the same or more. I don;t have an issue with the price but the measly 4GB of RAM after charging so much.

    • kascollet

      Both systems run simultaneously (Android being virtualized inside Win8).

  • ThatsHowISeeIt

    I have no issue with the price but how can they only include 4GB of RAM — especially for something sold at that price range? It seems idiotic to offer such a great ultra high resolution display and then skimp on the RAM to limit what you can do with that great display.

    It seems idiotic to offer this device for sale at or over $1,500 or euros or whatever and only include 4GB of RAM with no option to at the least pay more and upgrade the RAM.

    If I could open this thing and install more RAM that would be fine but I don’t think that is the case here. It’s like they built my dream laptop/tablet hybrid and then asked themselves how can we screw this up…

  • sfasljkas

    id love to get this i hope its much much cheaper here in the middle east

  • Ryan Castle

    Dual booting Android is nothing special. I can do that with Bluestacks or installing Jelly Bean on a USB drive.

    And they said the Pixel was expensive…

  • ThatsHowISeeIt

    Why oh why did they limit this to 4G of RAM? The same amount of RAM you get with a $500 laptop. Charge whatever you want Samsung but include 8GB of RAM or at least offer that option for a higher price.

    • Rockwell mellow

      Android only supports 4gb

      • Piyush

        that sucks:(

        • Rockwell mellow

          Maybe with the next gen version android will be 64 bit and more ram will be available

      • ThatsHowISeeIt

        If I understand correctly Android runs on a virtual machine. So only allow the virtual machine access to 4GB of RAM and let Windows have 8 GB or more of RAM. I run way too many applications for this to be useable with a measly 4 GB of RAM. I am buying this primarily to run Windows productivity and business applications and Android is a plus but I would not want Android compatibility to hobble this computer.

        The whole point of virtualization is that you can limit and control access to system resources so sell the laptop with 8GB or more RAM and let Android have 4GB.

  • MasterMuffin

    People going crazy about the price… Just take a laptop with similar specs and look at the price. Now it is reasonable

    • Piyush

      but still too pricey.

      • MasterMuffin

        Well for many yes :)

  • 윌 스튜어트

    It offers a lot but it’s still quite expensive…They should consider releasing a Mini version, that is less powerful and costs less.

    • Bilbo Buggins

      That would be the ativ 700t

  • Sukesh

    Guys, I am hearing this device has been cancelled due to some patent issues. Anyone here who placed a preOrder and can share the status of the order?