Samsung ATIV Q Pre-order price set at $2000

Samsung ATIV Q

It’s all fun and games till you hear the price. The Samsung ATIV Q was the darling of the Samsung Premier London launch event with quite amazing features and specs. Top among them the abilities to switch from Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to Windows 8, also being a hybrid as tablet and laptop, complete with different viewing angles, a joystick on the keyboard and a 720p camera.

The specs on the device include a 1.6 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Haswell Processor, 13″ screen with something more than full HD at 3200 x 1800 pixels (275 ppi) Intel HD Graphics 4400, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, 1.3kg, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ45, microSD slot and 720p HD camera at the front. The ATIV Q has support for the S pen so it brings the premium feel of the Note series on board.

The bombshell is the price which is said to be at EUR 1599 / USD 2000 on a Germany Pre-order with an expected market availability of July with shipping starting on the 8th of July.

What do you think, is that price something you would consider?

 Source: Notebook Italia [Requires Translation]

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  • yesu

    I was amazed by what they did with this device, but I think it should be around 1500. Paying 2k for an hybrid with medium-high specs and a mediocre quality is not logical, even with the extra features. I guess I will buy an alienware instead.

  • yesu

    btw… “specs on the phone” I think you should correct it

    • http://www.techweez.com/ Martin Gicheru

      Thanks for that, corrected. The specs are quite high end in my opinion, the display is quite impressive, the processor is the most recent from Haswell Intel which at 1.6GHz Quad-core is quite huge, plus Haswell is very good at battery saving.
      What I cannot do is afford a $2000 device for computing, as you said, $1500 is a price one would be comfortable with.

  • Daniel Landry

    Specs of the ATIV Q are impressive, but I don’t buy on specs alone. Quality of materials and design are even more important. For my part, I prefer the Sony Vaio Duo 13. I expect the HD with Triluminos technology to look better than the higher resolution screen of the Samsung. And Sony has a reputation for well built and reliable technology.

    • http://www.techweez.com/ Martin Gicheru

      Yes, I don’t deny their build is usually great. Atleast this is not in the smartphones category where they have been doing bad in support and upgrades.

  • Mark

    That’s a whole lot of pixels. Quantity has a quality all its own.

  • Michael

    Fantastic device, really a shame that it’s so expensive. Much closer to the future computing device that I believe will eventually shine through all of these hybrid device experiments.