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Samsung Ativ Q: a laptop-tablet hybrid running Windows 8 and Android

By David Tom
Jun 21, 2013
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  1. There’s no mistaking it now; the global shift from desktop PCs to mobile devices is in full swing. In an attempt to bring out the best of both worlds, Samsung unveiled the Ativ Q on Thursday, a true laptop-tablet hybrid....

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  2. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Rookie Posts: 63   +20

    That's stupid. If I have Windows 8, why would I need Android?
     
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,690   +1,068

    Apps. The 8 in Win 8 isn't just because it's the version after 7. The biggest strike against the surface was the tiny app market.
     
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,178   +1,849

    That's stupid. If I have Android, why would I need Windows 8?
     
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Dat display.
     
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  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,690   +1,068

    MS Office mostly. however, any business user may have specific software they use for work that would run on Windows but not Android. This thing is a tablet and a laptop with the best of both... it sounds like it's what the Surface pro aspires to be.
     
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,178   +1,849

    True. I was just being facetious.
     
  8. If you have to use MS stuff on Android, use OnCloud.
     
  9. I don't see the need for Android frankly except maybe for navigation if this thing has a GPS built-in and maybe touch-friendlier apps. Two OS's mean twice the headache when it comes to upgrades, infections and problems in general.
     
  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Heh, I wonder how DPI and general Windows scaling would work on that screen....
     
  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Windows 8.1 is supposed to improve scaling a ton on high resolution displays.
     
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Windows 8.1 is supposed to be a functioning OS too.

    Supposed.

    :p
     
  13. Rishad

    Rishad TS Rookie

    That is amazing! I can use both the WIndows8 and Android in one tablet.
     

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