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Samsung ATIV Q tablet runs Android and Windows

Samsung has launched two new ATIV tablets running Windows 8, the ATIV Q and the ATIV Tab 3. Neither has a firm release date or price as yet but they're slated for launch "later this year".

While the ATIV Tab 3 – "the world's thinnest tablet" – runs standard Windows 8, the ATIV Q can run both Android and WIndows apps and operating systems.

The ATIV Q is also a "convertible" device, combining the functionality of a tablet and a notebook PC thanks to a "hinge design" that allows the Q to lay flat or stand upright.

Also super-slim, measuring just 13.9mm thin, it weighs just 1.29kg – not bad considering it sports a whopping 13.3in touchscreen display complete with a 3200 x 1800 resolution. That makes for a 275ppi pixel density.

Elsewhere it has Intel Core i5, Intel HD Graphics 4400, 4GB memory and 128GB SSD hard disk drive. The ATIV Q battery life is set to be up to 9 hours. It has USB and micro HDMI slots.

Also on the lean side, the ATIV Tab 3 claims to be the world's slimmest tablet, at just 8.2mm thin and weighing 550g.

The Samsung ATIV Tab 3 runs Windows 8, can run all Windows apps and programmes and comes preloaded with Office Home and Student.

Back once again on this Samsung tablet is the S-Pen stylus. There's a 64GB HDD, Intel ATOM Z2760 processor and a 1366 x 768 screen.

Launched at the Samsung Premiere 2013 event, we're about to get hands-on with the new products for a closer look.

by Joe Cox

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.