Every new Samsung Ativ device in hands-on video round-up

The Ativ Q, Ativ Tab 3, Ativ One 5 Style and Ativ Book 9 Plus and Lite star in our Samsung Windows 8 round-up.

Samsung doesn't just make mega-popular Android phones -- it also churns out laptops, computers and tablets running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. Bearing the Ativ brand, the latest crop of these oddly named gadgets can be viewed right here, in our Samsung Ativ round-up.

Samsung Ativ Q

Without a doubt the weirdest gadget we've clapped eyes on in a while , this hybrid tablet features a slide-out keyboard and -- wait for it -- runs both Android and Windows 8. You can switch between the two with a single button press, and its 13-inch display has an amazing 3,200x1,800-pixel resolution. See how it handles in the video below.

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Samsung Ativ Tab 3

Back down to Earth with a standard tablet, but this 10.1-inch slate has a few tricks up its sleeve . For one thing, it's extremely thin at 8.2mm thick, and weighs just 550g. You get Samsung's S Pen stylus too, along with an Intel Atom processor and the full version of Windows 8, not the RT option that prevents you from installing software from outside Microsoft's app store.

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Samsung Ativ One 5 Style

A strong competitor for the worst-named gadget of 2013, the One 5 Style is a 21.5-inch all-in-one PC that looks exactly like a massive Samsung tablet -- because that's sort of what it is. A huge touch panel adorns the front of this behemoth, while a quad-core processor keeps things ticking along on the inside.

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Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus and Book 9 Lite

Meet Samsung's newest laptops, both of which have touchscreens. The Book 9 Plus is the fancier of the two, a 13-inch display with the same shocking 3,200x1,800-pixel display as well as an Intel Haswell processor and -- Samsung says -- 12 hours of battery life. The Book 9 Lite , meanwhile, has a lower-resolution display and looks cheaper, but will likely be much easier on your wallet.

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Which of Samsung's Ativ devices is your favourite? Are you a Windows 8 fan, or hankering for the simpler days of Windows 7? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

About the author

Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.

 

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