Samsung unveils two new Windows 8 tablets – ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3

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Samsung Electronics has unveiled two new tablets, the ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3. Both are powered by Windows 8, with the ATIV Q able to run Android apps while the the ATIV Tab 3 is billed as the world’s thinnest tablet.

A convertible device with the ability to change modes between Windows and Android (Jellybean 4.2.2)the ATIV Q (right)  can be used as a notebook or tablet. It sports a hinge design that allows you to transform it into four functional modes. You can lay the display flat over the keyboard for tablet mode; raise the display upright to type just as you would a laptop; float and adjust the display to a comfortable viewing angle; or flip the display to place in the stand mode to watch movies. 

Boasting a 13.3 inch touch screen, the ATIV Q offers QHD+ (3200×1800) resolution which Samsung claims is 2.8 times higher pixel density (275ppi) than full HD displays. 

A tablet with the power of a PC, the ATIV Tab 3 is, claims Samsung, the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet – as thin as many popular smartphones. Measuring 8.2 millimetres thick and weighing 550g, the ATIV Tab 3 offers 10 hours of battery life. 

The ATIV Tab 3 runs Windows 8, has the ability to run all Windows apps and programmes and comes preloaded with Office Home & Student.

The ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3 will all be available to buy in the UK from selected retailers later this year.

Says Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland:

“We’re committed to offering our customers choice and convenience in personal computing, and the convertible nature of both these new tablets delivers the freedom and versatility our customers demand. These innovative devices have been designed with busy people in mind, and the adaptability they offer is better suited to busy lives than any tablet on the market.”

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You can see our video review of the Samsung ATIV Q below:

You can see pictures of the ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3 in the gallery below:

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