If you have to squint to read text on tablets then Samsung may have unveiled something interesting for you today – the dual-OS Samsung Ativ Q with a 13.3-inch display with a whopping 3200×1800 resolution.
(UPDATE: Pending legal issues, this tablet is temporarily postponed until further notice.)
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Samsung unveiled the Ativ Q at a press event in London today, so not every detail is in yet. But here is what is known.
The form factor of the Ativ Q is a convertible tablet / laptop. And just like the recently announced Asus Transformer Book Trio this covertible tablet is also dual-OS with both Android 4.2 and Windows 8 at hand. You may even place Android apps on the Windows 8 start screen.
But whereas Asus is sporting a 1920×1080 resolution, Samsung decided to be the best in class and just as well build the highest resolution screen ever with a 13.3-inch 3200×1800 qHD+ display. That’s a solid 275 pixels per inch (which makes me wonder what Apple’s next move will be).
Like an increasing amount of Samsung Mobile devices, this device too comes equipped with Samsung’s stylus knwon as the S-Pen.
But the impressive specs doesn’t stop there. The Ativ Q continues with a 16 Megapixel camera, an Intel i5 Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, 2 USB ports, 1 x HDMI, and fortunately a microSD card slot too. It is 13.9 mm thick, and weighs 1290 gram.
The price will start at $1699, with a mid-September release date, so it is expected to target the back-to-school marketing frenzy, along with the back-to-work shopping period of late summer.
– Jim Miller