Samsung ATIV Q Windows laptop / Android tablet now official: specs, features, pricing and release date

by: Chris SmithJune 20, 2013

Samsung ATIV Q

Samsung on Thursday unveiled during its London-based Premiere event a new member of its Windows ATIV family, but a device that has Android capabilities: the Windows laptop / Android tablet ATIV Q.

The dual-booting device is actually a convertible laptop capable of running either Windows 8 or Android 4.2.2, depending on what you need at any particular time. Without further ado, let’s check out the hardware under the hood of the ATIV Q.

Specs and features

  • 13.3-inch display with 3200 x 1800 resolution (275ppi)
  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • Design: ATIV Q works in four modes: tablet, laptop, stand and “floating” mode.
  • Size: 0.55 inches thickness
  • Weight: 2.84 pounds
  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 128GB SSD
  • Ports: 1 USB3.0, 1 USB2.0, HDMI, RJ45, headphone/mic combo, microSD
  • 9 hours of battery life
  • Windows 8
  • Android 4.2.2
  • SideSync software – lets users share data between Windows and Android; allows Windows laptop to update apps on an Android devices.
  • S Pen stylus

Release date and pricing

While the ATIV Q may not be the must-have Android tablet users are looking for – or the must-have laptop – it certainly offers the best of both worlds, as it’s capable to run both Windows and Android.

However, don’t get too excited about buying it, as the device doesn’t have a launch date yet – it will be available “later this year” in the UK. Pricing details have not be announced either, and we’re certainly curious to see how much the device will cost.

We’ll be back with more details about the ATIV Q as soon as we have them.

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Convertible ATIV Q, and the world’s thinnest Windows Tablet ATIV Tab 3 – offering versatility and productivity on the go

London, UK – June 20, 2013 – Samsung Electronics today unveiled two new tablets, the ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3. Both powered by Windows 8, the ATIV Tab 3 is the world’s thinnest tablet while the convertible ATIV Q is able to run Android apps.

“We’re committed to offering our customers choice and convenience in personal computing, and the convertible nature of both these new tablets delivers the freedom and versatility our customers demand” said Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said. “These innovative devices have been designed with busy people in mind, and the adaptability they offer is better suited to busy lives than any tablet on the market.”


The ATIV Q is a convertible device with the ability to change modes and has both Windows and Android capabilities. Built with today’s busy lifestyles in mind, it works as a notebook or tablet and gives you more flexibility and convenience than ever before.

Addressing a common desire among PC users to be able to access Android apps on a Windows-based PC, the ATIV Q allows you to now experience both Windows 8 and Android (Jellybean 4.2.2) on the same device. Not only will you get access to Android apps via Google Play, but you will also be able to transfer files or share folders and files from Windows 8 to Android.

The ATIV Q sports a hinge design that allows you to transform it into four functional modes. You can lay the display flat over the keyboard for tablet mode; raise the display upright to type just as you would 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. The four-in-one design of the ATIV Q easily adjusts to give you every possible option in the one device. The ATIV Q is also extremely thin and lightweight, at 1.29kg and only 13.9mm, making it very portable.

Finally, the ATIV Q introduces the world’s highest resolution, QHD+ (3200×1800) display. Its 13.3-inch touch screen offers 2.8 times higher pixel density (275ppi) than full HD displays, and the device is also designed to give you an optimised viewing experience regardless of where you are or the brightness of the environment you are in.

ATIV Tab 3

A tablet with the power of a PC, the ATIV Tab 3 makes personal computing easier than ever. As the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet – as thin as many popular smartphones – it shares a similar design and premium look and feel of the Samsung Galaxy series. It is perfect for creativity and productivity as it features Samsung’s S Pen functionality, high level pen display and S Pen compatibility with MS Office.

Incredibly thin and lightweight at only 8.2 millimetres thick and 550g in weight, the ATIV Tab 3 is the ideal device to take on the daily commute to work. With up to ten hours of battery life, it is also a great device for taking on most long distance flights.

The ATIV Tab 3 runs Windows 8, has the ability to run all Windows apps and programmes and comes preloaded with Office Home & Student.

SideSync is available with both the ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3, enabling you to easily switch from working on a PC to an Android-based Samsung smartphone. The PC keyboard can be used to respond to a text on a mobile phone, view maps on a larger screen, display photos and videos on both devices to make editing files even easier, or use an ATIV PC to back up and charge mobile devices.

The ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3 will all be available to buy in the UK from selected retailers later this year.

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  • droidtomtom

    Wow! Bet this will cost $1500. More than a Mac Air 13 but remember there is no Mac Air 13 retina. Not sure how it compares to a MBP with retina but even those lack a tablet functionality. Need to know battery life!

    The odd thing was that Win8 was supposed to eliminate the need for something like this. I wonder if they are using a Bluestacks like version of Android or some sort of virtual machine.

    • Cassidy Calagos

      i’m waiting if it has the possibility to root the device.

      • MasterMuffin

        There’s almost always a way to root, if devs get interested then I think we’ll see an unofficial CM!

      • kascollet

        Dude, you have an Android virtual machine in this thing. Nothing to root. Just install another one customized to your liking.

  • Leo Kanellopoulos

    Now this is an awesome hybrid! however the price would be a major factor for changing. I currently work with a Nexus 10 and a win8 tablet and i would love to have both on one device..

  • Dimitri Sevastis

    If officially blown away by this device!! Not only the specs are amazing, but this is the perfect Laptop/Android Tab/Windows 8 Tab hybrid. All the advantages of having a windows PC like Office and PC gaming and the huge amound of android apps on the same device. Plus being able to launch android apps straight from windows 8 start screen?? It cant get any better than this..

    • MasterMuffin


      • Jusephe

        But will you see the difference between this and a RMBp ?

        • MasterMuffin

          Yes you will, the PPI difference is about 50 which is a big difference on so low pixel densities

          • Chinaras

            I wish there was a graphics card option for this quality screen

          • MasterMuffin

            Isn’t it powered by the new 4th gen Intel (Haswell) with the integrated graphics card that was praised to be a lot better than what was in the 3rd gen? You can’t play with this anyways (maybe Minecraft) so you most likely don’t need a dedicated graphics card

  • joser116

    Nexus 10? Which I should mention also has a higher DPI than this one.

    • MasterMuffin

      And PPI

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Looks quite interesting but I bet it would be a bit expensive

  • LiiIiikEaBau5

    Who use’s windows when the device runs Android?

    • Cassidy Calagos

      Me. I do school work in Windows, and I do mobile gaming on Android.

    • Bilawal Bashir

      Me. I type in Windows environment, been doing to for a decade.

    • kascollet

      On a tablet with keyboard and mouse (plus touchscreen), do you really think people will look for the few tablet-optimized Android apps when they can run whatever setup.exe they want in a full Windows device ?
      Samsung has just killed Android tablets yesterday. They didn’t announce one single ARM/Android device. Think about it for a minute.
      With Intel capturing one mobile segment and Microsoft having had the power to drive developpers’ effort for 30 years, the future looks like a strictly bi-polar Windows/Apple OS (iOS and or MacOS) scenario…again.

  • VicMatson

    I got robbed, if you have the price in the title, put it in the article. If you don’t know the price don’t put it in the title!

    • Piyush

      yeah me too came to see the price of device by looking in title but , damn you AA.

  • VicMatson

    $699, you got scooped!

    • EvenInTheDarkestHour

      wouldn’t that be great? they’d never be able to keep up with demand.

  • xtriker360

    And where the hell is the note 3??

  • technology

    1000$ and it’s mine :)

  • SeraZR™

    i think i’m blind, don’t see the cost anywhere -_- xD

  • mbraynard

    Good lord. Put me down for one.

  • Jaun Lombard

    I gizzed in my pants right now! I want!! Nice Samsung on two great products! Windows tab with the full version on…plus sharing stuff between windows and android, which means android phones and windows computers will work better together! AND the ARCTIC BLUE S4 ACTIVE!!!!!!

  • Cassidy Calagos

    This device ROCKS!

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  • sh4d0000

    4gb ram? too little… come on!!


      I completely agree. There should be at least 8gb

  • Impressed.. maybe better than surface pro. A 10″ or smaller screen maybe ideal. With gps, camera, 3g 4g function is desirable.


    Does anybody have a rough idea when this might be available to buy in uk……….in other words will it be released in usa then uk at a later date do you think or both at same time??
    Do u think it be available in say a month or is it more likely 3 months??

  • Zhi Hong

    Anyone want to take a guess on price & release day since most of us came to this page searching for answers.

    Feel free to tell us the highest price U would willing to pay for this device.

  • rgeiken

    Might be my next computer next year or so. I have 2 W7 computers and 2 android tablets and try to use them all every day. Android needs to be beefed up a little for me to recommend anybody buy that in place of a PC. If you are mainly going to consume content, then Android is a good selection. They need to move from Bluetooth 3 to Bluetooth 4 soon hopefully in Android 4.3. The biggest problem with my Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 right now is the Bluetooth integration is pretty poor. I try to use the BT Keyboard in my Nexus 10 and about 30 seconds later, it removes it without my authorization. That is NOT acceptable. I think that Samsung has a better handle on the external BT keyboard, but evidently BT 4 should solve the current BT problem that haunts a lot of Androids, even the ones with Android 4.2.2 (Latest) installed.

  • box14380

    Samsung again started the BUZZ for geeks.

    Starting price would be $1600. Yawn. ..:( Can’t afford to buy this best ever portable device. Just my dream device.

  • Don

    Needs 6-8gb ram for design apps (CS, Alias). Other than that, I want one. If I can self-upgrade to 8, it’s a definite buy.