Last week, Samsung had a lot to show off on stage in London, and one of their products was the intriguing ATIV Q. The Q aims to be Samsung’s answer to this whole Android or Windows 8 thing when it comes to tablets, and then they went ahead and made the whole thing a laptop as well. Basically, the ATIV Q is the best example of an “all-in-one” machine that’s ever hit the market, it runs Windows 8 and Android side-by-side and it even features a nice hardware keyboard as well. With the screen resolution being 3200 x 1800 you’d think that Samsung hav a powerhouse running the show, right? Well they do, inside this guy is a Core i5 from Intel, powered by their new Haswell architecture.
With a Core i5 CPU running Android, the performance has just got to be good, well, as the below image proves, the ATIV Q is perhaps the absolute fastest piece of Android hardware out there.
Running AnTuTu, the ATIV Q posted a score of 54,861. I’ll let that sink in a little bit. Now that it has we can see that that score blows everything else out of the water, even the Snapdragon 800 which has popped up a couple of times, only reaches scores of around 35,000. Of course, we all know by now that benchmarks are not the be all and end all when it comes to performance but, you know something’s going to be quick when it scores figures upwards of 50,000.
The Haswell chip used in the ATIV Q isn’t just about raw power either, this latest architecture from Intel is all about battery life, especially in tablets and hybrids like the Q. Samsung are claiming around 8 – 9 hours battery life out of this thing and with the low, low power draw of Haswell, we’re inclined to believe them. Are you thinking of getting your hands on the Q, or is this more of a gimmick to you?