Not everything has to follow established patterns and possibly going off the script more talent fresh outbreak. And in this technology the truth is that most manufacturers opt for more conservative positions, those in which they take few risks, but are guaranteed positions (less ambitious, this is the way) on the market. However, there are a few rebels who swim against the tide, those who refuse to accept the conditions imposed by the establishment of the market, and if anyone comes to mind, sure you quote to Samsung.

And with good reason: the Korean manufacturer has shaken forcefully last week showing their weapons and taking us on a tour of her wild side. From all we have seen this week, we were as grounds concerning the TIVA Q, a quirky team that combines the best of both worlds and that breaks the mold. The glory is in the service of those who risk, and Koreans know him well. Yes, Samsung shooting in all directions and its bullets sometimes succeeds, but also fails will the TIVA Q a winning or a simple ‘walk on the wild.

The approach is clear: the user ‘mobile’ of the future (and present) requires a machine that meets a number of common elements to be served in their day to day once you leave the house: a very compact size (a power be attached to a small weight), a powerful battery, and here comes the new, dual use hardware: either in related tablet, with a more limited platform, either in notebook mode with a full operating system. This vision of the future and share some great among them, of course, Microsoft, who joined himself to her with the Surface RT, but now that Samsung has been given a radical twist to the issue, posing a product that will not to leave anyone cold.

The truth is that in the process of buying a mobile device (including in this term to tablets, laptops, ultrabooks, or the like), the user, with the current market supply, is forced to make difficult decisions. The first one, in terms of hardware do you buy a tablet or laptop? This question itself would intense debate for a long article: a tablet offers a high battery life, very compact size and speed that provide instant start mobile operating systems and their management through gestures. But a tablet partially confined to those who demand more of the team: there is no physical keyboard and some key applications are not supported by a mobile platform.


In this orgy of sacrifice, the user is forced to choose a platform, a move that already would also go far. Is it better operating system faster, nurtured and an ecosystem that offers the immediacy of a smartphone, or a complete platform that makes the team in an unexpected laptop? Samsung has drawn a straight line to this dilemma with a radical and transgressed response: the user has to choose from, and you can have the best of both worlds in a single device (Android or Windows 8, tablet or laptop). So, the TIVA Q has the size, weight and battery life of a tablet, but with a real physical keyboard and the option to switch platforms at the touch of a button. The equipment is so well designed that it is even possible to move content from one platform to another in a completely intuitive.

This new nemesis arrive Koreans, as is usual in the house, with very generous benefits: Core i5 processor Haswell architecture (with the promise of achieving up to nine hours away from the plug), 4GB of RAM, a spectacular 13.3-inch display and storage 128GB SSD. Some brands put it at the top in features and performance of both worlds. What remains to land at market price offending team and how this will be received by the market, but the stakes are high and very high temptation. Would you go to step on the ‘wild side’ proposed by Samsung?