Samsung ATIV Event Includes Tablet Running Android, Windows 8
Samsung's London event included news of two tablets boasting world firsts, super-thin laptops, an all-in-one and a pro camera with LTE.Samsung has sold tens of millions of Galaxy handsets, likely many of them to Apple Mac, MacBook and iPad owners, and now it's working to further their conversion. Microsoft users? It wants to take those, too. During a June 20 event in London, Samsung showed off the ATIV Book 9 Plus and Book 9 lite laptops; the ATIV One 5 Style all-in-one desktop; the ATIV Q, a rather new kind of convertible tablet; and the ATIV Tab 3—the world's thinnest Windows tablet, and one running a full version of Windows 8 while also offering access to Android applications. Samsung's hour-long presentation also included the introduction of the Galaxy NX, the first interchangeable-lens camera with Long Term Evolution (LTE) and WiFi connectivity; and better introductions to the Galaxy S4 Zoom camera and water-resistant Galaxy S 4 Active smartphone than either received in recent press releases. "At Samsung, we have listened further to our customers around the world for inspiration. Based on their needs and desires, we are striving to take innovation one step further," said DJ Lee, Samsung executive vice president and head of sales and marketing, introducing the event.
Samsung ATIV Q
The ATIV Q is something. It has a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 275 pixels per inch and measures 12.87 by 8.54 by 0.55 inches. That's considerably larger than the Apple iPad with Retina display (you know, for comparison's sake), which has a 9.7-inch display with 265 ppi and measures 9.5 by 7.31 by 0.37 inches.