while there are no solutions to the tablet-buying dilemma of which OS to go with, the Samsung ATIV Q Windows/Android Hybrid Tablet offers the best of both Android and Windows. so that just leaves you with deciding between iOS or this Windows/Android hybrid. but of course, the star of this post is the ATIV Q (so let’s leave iOS out of picture for now), announced a few hours ago at the Samsung GALAXY and ATIV premiere event in London. first off, the ATIV Q addresses the issue of usage position by offering four positions: tablet, typing (much like a laptop), stand and writing. with 3,200 x 1,800 pixels packed into a 13.3″ display, we are not so incline to term it as a tablet, but then again, what’s 13″ when compared to mega-size tablets like the ASUS AIO PC/tablet hybrid and the granddaddy of all, the Kouziro 21-incher? Samsung said that the ATIV Q’s display is optimized for anything lighting conditions – even under bright sunlight and has a wide 178 degrees viewing angle.
however, the real star of the show is its ability to switch between Windows OS and Android OS (in this case, Android 4.2) at the touch of a button without the need for rebooting. sharing of files between the two OSes is possible too. pack inside the lightweight and thin (it is just 13.9mm thick and weighs in at 1.29 kg) magnesium body is a fourth-gen Intel Core i5 processor and a full 4GB RAM. other features include 128GB SSD, a HD camera, Intel HD Graphics 4400, up to 9 hours of battery life, and the usual connectivity expect from a Windows device which include USB ports (both 3.0 and 2.0), HDMI, Ethernet port, microSD card slot, as well as audio/mic combo jack. pricing and availability are not known, but it is said that the ATIV Q Windows/Android Hybrid Tablet will be hitting the UK market later this year. have a look at the product images in the gallery below.