Along with the new Galaxy devices and one Android camera, the Samsung Ativ Tab 3 and Q tablets have also made their appearance at the Premier event in London. Both devices operate on the Windows 8 platform, powered by the latest Intel desktop and tablet processors.
The Samsung Ativ Tab 3 aims for the title of the world’s slimmest Windows 8 tablet. The device is just 8.2mm thick and it tips the scales at 550 grams. Additionally, it’s one of the few non-Note branded slates to feature the S Pen stylus which in this case, is compatible with MS Office. An Atom Z2760 processor does the heavy lifting with integrated graphics.
Visuals are delivered through a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768p touchscreen, above which buyers will find a 720p HD webcam. The Samsung Ativ Tab 3 also comes with 2GB of LPDDR2 RAM and 64GB of eMMC flash storage. Lined up against the sides are a few ports such as microUSB 2.0, microHDMI and microSD. The tablet is preloaded with Office Home & Student and it offers up to 10 hours of activity on a single charge.
Coming to the Samsung Ativ Q, this rig falls under the convertible category and also tags along the S Pen. Here’s the most interesting part – It comes with dual boot support, allowing users to run Microsoft’s desktop OS and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 on a single machine. Measuring 327mm x 217.8mm x 13.9mm in dimensions, the slate can be transformed into 4 different shapes including one with a keyboard for a laptop appearance.
To sum everything up in a nutshell, the device carries a 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800p touchscreen at 275ppi and it’s fitted with a fourth generation Intel Core i5 processor, HD Graphics 4400, 4GB of DDR3L RAM as well as 128GB of SSD storage. Buyers can expect approximately 9 hours of battery life. For connectivity, there’s a USB 3.0 port, HDMI output and a microSD card slot.
We’re still awaiting an official word on the price and release date details for the Ativ Tab 3 and Q tablets.