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Windows 8, Android combine in the amazing Samsung Ativ Q (pictures)

A full Windows 8 laptop, Windows tablet and Android tablet with a cool hinge, the Ativ Q is a fascinating product.

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Jason Jenkins
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The Ativ Q runs a stock, vanilla version of Android Jelly Bean, but this is not just another Android tablet. It has a very cool trick up its sleeve.
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That trick is that it also runs full Windows 8 as well as Android. That's full Windows 8, folks, not the RT version.
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The 13-inch screen has an incredible resolution of 3,200x1,800, which in English means it looks lovely. It can fold back on top of the keyboard so it looks more like a normal tablet.
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You can fold the screen so it is parallel to the keyboard, although we're not sure why you would want to.
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Here is the Ativ Q with its screen folded so you can use it like a normal laptop with the keyboard.
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When we folded the screen in our short tests, it felt smooth, although the hinges seemed a little delicate.
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Here's a USB port, a headphone port and a power button.
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The vertical bit is where the processor lives, and it also has USB 3 and mini-HDMI ports.
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There's no room for a trackpad to control the mouse, but Samsung has provided a track point. Or you can simply jab at the touchscreen.
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The Windows home button will take you out of Android mode and back into proper Windows 8 when you're ready.
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The keys are relatively small, so don't buy this if you want a full-size keyboard.
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There's the power port with what looks like an Ethernet port that works via an adapter.

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