Samsung’s Ativ tablets, laptops and an all-in-one unveiled


In addition to the official reveal of several Galaxy newcomers Samsung detailed new Ativ products at their event in London last night. Two tablets, a range of notebooks and an all-in-one PC will be seeing release under the Ativ branding, though the launch dates and pricing for the new products have yet to be revealed.

The two new Ativ tablets, the Ativ Q and Ativ Tab 3, are notable for their own reasons. The Ativ Q will features a frankly bonkers resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 (275ppi), crammed into a 13-inch qHD+ display. The Ativ Q is also a hybrid device, in more ways that one. Able to function both as a notebook and a tablet, in one of four configurations, it also boasts two operating systems: Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2. A Core i5 processor, integrated Intel graphics and 4GB of RAM with 128GB of solid-state storage will also be features of the hybrid device when it releases.

The Ativ Tab 3, on the other hand, is being billed as the world’s thinnest tablet. It is a mere 0.81cm thick, with a 10.1 inch display (1,366 x 768) and an Intel Atom Z2760 CPU. The Tab 3 has 2GB of RAM, 64GB of flash storage and runs the full version of Windows 8. It will have a claimed 10 hour battery life, an improved S Pen and will also come with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 preinstalled.

Two 13.3 inch notebooks, the Ativ Book 9 Lite and Ativ Book 9 Plus, were also announced at Samsung’s London event. The Ativ Book 9 Plus will include a quad-core processor, which remains nameless for now, and the same display as the Ativ Q hybrid tablet. The Ativ Book 9 Lite also pops in the Ativ Q’s 3,200 x 1,800 qHD+ display but has slightly stripped-down specs. An AMD A6 quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB solid-state drive call the Lite home.

By comparison there were relatively few details made available for the Ativ One 5 all-in-one PC, aside from its thickness (26.9mm) and the fact that it can used as a home server for a range of Samsung tech. Samsung will likely have more to say on that front at a later stage.

Source: Digital Trends 1, 2


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