Samsung ATIV Q

Released August, 2013
  • 13.3"
  • 128 GB
  • Windows 8
The 13.3-inch display boasts an astonishing 3,200x1,800-pixel resolution, which is the highest pixel count we've seen on a 13-inch machine.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)

Features Key features of the Samsung ATIV Q

screen resolution

3200 x 1800
ATIV Tab 5
1366 x 768
IdeaPad Yoga
1600 x 900


4 GB

CPU Frequency

2.6 GHz
Surface Pro 2
1.6 GHz

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung ATIV Q

Video playback is where the ATIV Q really shines, though, thanks in a large part to the beautiful ultra high-resolution display, which is on top of that very bight, as we mentioned, with high contrast ratio and excellent viewing angles.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


For comparison, even the 13” MacBook Pro with Retina Display sports 220ppi, so Samsung takes the cake here, and will likely keep it for a while, considering the other virtues of the groundbreaking touchscreen panel on the ATIV Q. Besides being the most resolute screen you can find on any ultrabook or convertible device, it is also very bright and with high contrast.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
Samsung says the panel can reach peak brightness up to 600 nits outside under direct sunlight, which would help tremendously with outdoor visibility, given that the screen reflections are kept in check here.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
It's bright, too, and colors seemed rich and vivid.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)

Operating system

Windows 8.1 still isn't officially out, so Samsung told us the drivers are pre-release, that's why we aren't posting any benchmark results just yet, for Windows or Android, except for the basic Cinebench 11.5 score of 2.5 you see on the right.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
The Android mode shares the 4 GB RAM amount, with the default split being 1.5 GB for Android and 2.5 GB for Windows, but you can change the ratio with a slider provided in that same Dual OS Configuration Tool in settings.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
Interestingly, Samsung hasn't tried to apply any of its usual software additions over the top of Android.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)

Operating System

Multmedia Given that the ATIV Q runs operating systems like Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2.2, you will have absolutely no problems with it as a multimedia machine in terms of video and music formats allowed at any quality with any player that your heart desires.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
It shares the Music, Video, Picture and Document folders with Windows, so anything you put in there gets also indexed in Android, and these folders can be changed with the Dual OS Configuration Tool in the Android Windows settings apps.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
It's the full-fat version of Windows onboard, too, rather than the hobbled Windows RT version, which was specifically designed for tablets.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)


I wasn't able to spend a lot of time with the screen, so I'll leave my final judgment for the proper review, but suffice to say I'm excited to see my own high-resolution photos on it.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)
Has Samsung managed to give us a glimpse at the future of portable devices for work and play, or will the ATIV Q feel like it is way ahead of its time due to “details” like hinge construction, software scalability for such resolution, or simply overpricing?
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
It's packing the latest Intel Haswell Core i5 processor, with a 13-inch display boasting a whopping 3,200x1,800-pixel resolution.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)


It is pretty thin at 14mm, and the 2.8 pounds (1.3 kg) of weight are more than reasonable for the true laptop power it holds.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)
It's 14 millimeters thick, which is satisfyingly skinny, it's small enough to slide easily into most backpacks, and at around 1.3kg (2.8 pounds), you won't struggle to carry it around for long periods either.
by c|net (Jun, 2013)
When closed in a tablet mode, however, it has the obvious shortcoming of being a pretty big and heavy one, weighing twice what your average 10-incher does.
by PhoneArena (Jul, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 13.3"
Resolution 3200 x 1800
PPI 276 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G No


Clock speed 2.6 GHz

form factor

Weight 1,290 g
Size 217.8 x 327 x 13.9 mm
Thickness 13.9 mm


Internal storage 128 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes


Has a GPS Yes
Has a light sensor No
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