Samsung ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3 Tablets Launched

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At the Samsung event in London two tablets were unveiled – the Samsung Ative Q and Samsung Ativ Tab 3.  The two tablets run Windows 8 but the Ativ Q runs Android as well. Samsung apparently recognizes the need to release Windows 8 tablets but recognizes the popularity of Android as well.  With the Ativ Q, Samsung targets those who love Android for tablets but needs Windows 8 on their device as well.

Samsung ATIV Q

The Samsung ATIV Q is a slider device that can be used with a physical keyboard or as a touch screen tablet.  It has a 13.3-inch display that has an amazing 3200 x 1800 resolution for a 275ppi pixel density.


The internals are quite compelling.  The ATIV Q runs on a fourth-gen Intel Core i5 processor with Intel’s HD Graphics 4400 GPU paired with 4GB of RAM.  That’s fast enough for a Windows 8 tablet and even faster for an Android device.  For storage you’ll get 128GB courtesy of an SSD drive.  For connectivity options, you’ll be able to take advantage of a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 port, a micro HDMI port, and an SD card slot. There’s an Ethernet port that can be used through a dongle. There’s no rear-facing camera, just a front-facing one that can shoot 720p HD videos.

The device is not tablet-slim but it’s slim enough for a slider device.  It’s 13.9mm thick and weighs 1.29 kilograms.  Samsung promises a 9-hour battery life on the ATIV Q.

Samsung ATIV Tab 3

The Samsung ATIV Tab 3, on the other hand, runs only Windows 8.  It’s purely tablet device with a 10.1-inch display that has a 1366 x 768 resolution. Design-wise, it looks like the other Android tablets from Samsung.  The ATIV Tab 3 also has an S Pen which can be used on Microsoft Office apps.


It’s not really a powerful device as it uses an Intel ATOM Z2760 CPU paired with only 2GB of RAM.  For internal storage, you’ll get 64GB but there is a microSD slot that can be utilized for expansion.

Compared the the ATIV Q, the ATIV Tab 3 is much lighter at 550 grams and is considerably thinner at only 8.2mm thick.  This is the thinnest Windows 8 tablet if we are to believe Samsung’s claim.  The ATUV Tab 3 lasts for 10 hours.  For connectivity, there’s one micro-USB slot and one micro HDMI slot.

Details on pricing and availability in the Philippines have not been released yet. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.

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