Back in May, Samsung Mobile sent out invitations to an event in London. Though the invitation stopped short of revealing just what was going to unveiled, it did note that it was both a Galaxy and an Ativ event, which meant the company was expanding its Windows portfolio.
Today, Samsung introduced us to not one but two new Windows tablets bearing the Ativ brand. Both the Ativ Tab 3 and Ativ Q run Windows, but the latter is a dual-OS device that also runs Android, which means users get the productivity offered by Windows as well as all the apps available on Android. Neat, huh?
Specswise, the Ativ Q packs a 13.3-inch 3200x1800 QHD+ display (275ppi) and runs on Intel's latest generation Core i5 CPU with Intel HD Graphics 4400. It's also got 4 GB of LPDDR3, a 128GB SSD, a 720p camera, one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, and support for micro HDMI, RJ45 (dongle), HP/Mic combo, and SD. It also has a unique keyboard/stand set up. The version of Android running alongside Windows 8 is the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2, and Samsung allows you to share files between the two operating systems.
The Ativ Tab 3 is a smaller affair. It's got a 10.1-inch display, Intel's Z2760 Atom, 2GB LPDDR2, 64 GB of flash storage, one micro USB 2.0, and support for micro HDMI, and micro SD. It measures in at just 8.2 mm thick.
The Ativ Q will be available sometime in Q3 while the Ativ Tab 3 will ship in August priced at $699 and will come bundled with a keyboard cover. Despite the fact that this No word on pricing for the Ativ Q just yet but we'll keep you posted.