Samsung ATIV Q

Samsung ATIV Q
Brand: Samsung
Category: Windows Tablet
  • Display: 13.3 inches, 1800 x 3200 pixels
  • Chipset: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3
  • OS: Windows 8, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Battery:
  • Released Date: Jun 20, 2013



Device Type Tablet
Model Ativ Q
Released June, 2013
Status Discontinued


Dimensions 327.0 x 217.8 x 13.9 mm
Weight 1290.0 g
Protection Yes
Colors Black


Size 13.3 inches
Resolution 1800 x 3200 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 276 PPI


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Windows 8, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Intel Core i5
CPU Dual core, 1.6 GHz, Core i5
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel HD Graphics 4400
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4GB DDR3
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Compass
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Multiple speakers
Audio Technology Album art cover, Background playback


Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 47 Wh
Battery Life Up to 9 Hours


Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Yes (main camera)
Front Camera Yes
Video 1280x720 (HD)


Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Yes
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 b/g/n
USB microUSB, USB 3.0
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.


User Reviews 1 User Reviews We appreciated the bright, super high resolution 13.3" display which Samsung claims has the highest resolution of any tablet. It looked great even in direct sunlight. The ability to seamlessly switch between Windows 8 and Android with the tap of a button worked well and was very quick.
- Pocketnow
User Reviews 2 We see the ATIV Q as a powerful portable workhorse, but its groundbreaking design has some real-world flaws. Shoppers will have to decide if its versatility offsets its ergonomic sacrifices.
- PhoneArena
User Reviews 3 The ATIV Q dual-boots into Android, allowing full access to Google Play apps. Performance seemed a bit sluggish though, and Android visuals couldn’t compare to the native sharpness of Windows 8. Overall build quality felt solid and premium with metal accents.
- The Verge
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Very high resolution "retina" display
- Ability to dual boot Windows 8 and Android
- Intel processor provides good performance
- Heavy and bulky design
- Uncomfortable keyboard layout
- Mediocre Android performance

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Display 10 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Design 6 / 10

Samsung has unveiled an unconventional new tablet that aims to be a jack-of-all-trades – the ATIV Q. This 13.3-inch hybrid device sports an ultra-sharp 3200 x 1800 display, yet converts into a laptop complete with keyboard dock.

It also uniquely dual boots both Windows 8 and Android, offering owners the best of both operating systems. The ATIV Q definitely marches to the beat of its own drum.

Bells and Whistles Galore

Let's run through the laundry list of capabilities. The stunning 13.3″ touchscreen leverages the highest resolution ever put on a tablet, delivering an amazingly crisp viewing experience whether browsing the web or watching movies.

Thanks to an innovative sliding hinge, the screen transforms the ATIV Q into a fully functional notebook, complete with a QWERTY keyboard and optical trackpoint for mouse control.

On the software side, a simple tap lets you switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.2. So Android gamers can access apps and widgets while business users boot into Windows for productivity.

And the included S Pen stylus allows drawing and handwritten notes in both operating systems.

Practicality has its Limits

Now for a reality check. While gadget lovers may swoon over the cutting edge design, the everyday ergonomics give pause. The ATIV Q weighs almost 3 pounds, making it tiresome to hold tablet-style for long. The unique keyboard has an odd wide layout that may annoy touch typists.

There are also inherent compromises to the dual OS approach. Performance seems slower running Android, while Windows 8 visuals best leverage the incredible display resolution. And Android lacks access to legacy x86 programs and full laptop peripheral support.

Worth the Splurge?

For those seeking the ultimate mobile Swiss Army knife, the feature-packed ATIV Q makes a compelling case. Its superb display, clever transforming design, and software versatility combine to enable a host of usage scenarios.

But if hoping for a flawless execution, the kinks around keyboard ergonomics and dual OS implementation suggest room for refinement. With pricing rumored to be around $1600, Samsung asks for quite the financial commitment.

Users will have to decide if the ATIV Q's innovation outweighs its ergonomic and software shortcomings. But for bleeding edge adopters sold on flexible hybrid computing, it brings a lot of possibilities to the table.

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