Ativ Q to dual-boot with Windows 8 and Android

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Samsung has just announced its brand-new Ativ Q tablet at an event in London; it runs both Windows 8 and Android, and can swap between the two on the fly and even share data in common folders. It will use an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor which should mean excellent performance and battery life of around 9 hours, and a brand-new hinge design lets it convert from tablet to notebook and back again, giving it legs in just about any usage scenario.

As good as all that sounds, it’s the Ativ Q’s display that steals the show in our eyes: it has a QHD resolution of 3200 x 1800 which means a pixel density of 275ppi that should deliver some truly eye-watering visuals.

As this is an international event, there is no news on South African availability or pricing, but since Sammy seems to love SA we doubt it’ll be too long before the Ativ Q arrives on local shores.

More info as we get it.

Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.

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