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