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First Look: Samsung's hinged Ativ Q hybrid does it all

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First Look: Samsung's hinged Ativ Q hybrid does it all

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The new Ativ Q convertible folds Android and Windows 8 into a tablet that's also a laptop. This you've gotta see.

Hello. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET and this is the Samsung Ativ Q. Now, the Ativ Q, on the surface of things, looks just like a normal, if somewhat large tablet; however, this 13.3-inch device folds out if I lift up the screen here and you can see it's concealing a physical keyboard. Now, you can move the screen [unk] different orientations to give you different positions to working. You can have it hovering above the keyboard, so you're looking down on it or you can fold it back over like this, so that the keyboard actually makes a stand for the display. Kind of nifty but that's not the Ativ Q's only trick. No. Tap this button down here and the Windows 8 interface changes in an instant to Android. That's right. This tablet is running two operating systems at the same time. Skipping between them is really quick and what else is cool is that you can run the different operating systems side by side. So, here, you can see I've got Android Jelly Bean running on the left, and over on the right, I've got Microsoft's Maps app. Basically, we mention the screen as well because it has a very high resolution. Specifically, there's 3200x1800 pixels here and that means that the screen is looking ever so sharp. If I look at these icons, the level of detail I can see is really impressive. So, having the bulky keyboard obviously makes a compromise on portability. This tablet is pretty chunky and it feels quite hefty as well, definitely heavier than a normal tablet, for example. So, it's definitely quirky then and it's absolutely not for everyone, but I think, for some people out there, this really could be a dream device. Let me know what you think. I'm Luke Westaway for CNET and this is the Samsung Ativ Q.

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