Samsung Ativ Q

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  1. ThatsJustHowISeeIt

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    I just located the official Samsung ATIV Q Facebook page. Seems like a good place to ask Samsung to consider offering an option to purchase the ATIV Q with at least 8GB of RAM so you can actually get some work done with it.

    Please consider leaving a message for Samsung about being able to purchase this with more RAM...

    https://www.facebook.com/Samsungnotebook
     
  2. francanna

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    On the us store there are 2 models: N980Q3G-K01US and N980Q3G-K03US. No detailed specs available but the K01 version for sale should be the same as in UK with basic specs: i5, 128 SSD, 4GB and no 3g.
    What about K03? No idea but it is clear that there will be some differentiation in cpu or ram or SSD or 3g.


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  4. ThatsJustHowISeeIt

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    Wow great find! Where did you dig this up from? :)

    Unless I am not mistaken, it seems to have space for only 1 RAM module but it looks like the RAM is inserted into a slot and not soldered (very good thing). Is that a screw that it holding the RAM module in place? The connecting pins seem to be from the side. Is this a new kind of RAM? Whatever the case if it takes a 4GB RAM module, it should take an 8GB module and I really hope Samsung offers this with the option to buy it with 8GB of RAM installed.

    I can't believe all this effort to find out if we can buy this with 8GB of RAM and a large SSD drive. Given the 3200X1800 resolution, Haswell, and the ingenious design I would have thought that that would be a no-brainer. With proper specs, the ATIV Q can kill sales of the Vaio Duo 13.

    I hope it is easy to open this up as if I buy this it will require a battery replacement in about 2-3 years depending on use...

     
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  5. ThatsJustHowISeeIt

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    PS: Here's the English text of the Russian Web page with the text clumsily translated to English by Google but you get what they are saying... Assuming those photos show the SSD and RAM inserted into slots and not soldered and the hinge can be opened safely, this might solve all our issues of upgrading the RAM and SSD to proper specs for getting real work done with the ATIV Q. -- OR Samsung can do what Sony is doing with the Duo 13 and offer this in a configuration that makes sense for serious work.

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    Comrades, the St. Petersburg group, if you want to look at ATIV Q, Tab 3 and 9 Book Lite live - then this week you have the opportunity, as all three will stand on our stand at the international final Microsoft Imagine Cup. Here are just two hours later, I sit down on the "Peregrine Falcon" and I'm taking.

    Location - Park Inn Baltic, Vasilevsky Island, st. Shipbuilders, 14. Time for Leisure - Thursday, July 11, from 13:30 to 15:30 (all the rest of the event working behind closed doors; understand that uncomfortable, but the questions, not me)

    And to the rest of it was not boring - photos ATIV Q within:

    In the part of the body, which we used to see all the electronics - in fact, we see only the battery. Moreover, after removing the bottom cover it appears that forty percent of the body only and consisted of her - it's recess, which lies to keep the screen hinge when closing ATIV Q.

    All the electronics fit in with the very hinge - from the processor to the SSD and WiFi. What is surprising here is appropriate and cooling system (CPU - Core i5-4200U, is still too hot, so it does not cool). Q switched off at all difficult to guess that it has active cooling, when the - load you can hear the rustling of the fan.

    SSD. Goodbye, mSATA, hello, M.2. The interface is still a SATA (M.2 can be done on the PCI-E, SSD and such we already have), but the format has changed, and the connector and board.

     
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    I very nearly bought this machine on Amazon (actually, I bought it and cancelled my pre-order). The RAM is the biggest impediment to me actually buying it right now. I can live with the i5 over the i7, but the 4GB RAM is a deal-breaker.

    The thing is, I think the RAM is soldered onto the board, rather than an actual DDR3L module. In any case, its on the other side of the board as far as I can tell. The picture from the russian teardown here, to which I assume you are referring is actually showing the SSD. The M.2 format SSD is replacing mSATA in newer machines.
     
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    Some M.2 format and PCIe SSDs are being made by Samsung themselves
    Samsung makes first PCIe-based SSD for Ultrabooks, we see one likely customer

    It's time for Samsung to use some of the technology that they let Apple use in their own laptops :)
     
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    Samsung makes first PCIe-based SSD for Ultrabooks, we see one likely customer

    when I first saw the pictures I got excited even tho it seemed odd for there to be one spot I was still glad that it looked upgradable. But I quickly realized it was the ssd after reading the small
    print. This is a good and bad thing. Bad because it's actually a newer ssd format so not only are we unable to upgrade ram but it will be more expensive to upgrade the storage as well. On to the plus side, after reading this article the technology is pretty awesome and slightly explains the premium price (still doesn't justify it).

    I'm really on the fence with this one, when I first read about it I was sold but now I'm not sure. The main seelling points for me are the larger screen with the highest resolution and a wacom digitizer. For these reasons I will most likely get it. I want Samsung to know they are doing something right by making bigger screen drawing devices. What I dont like is the keyboard not being detachable. While it's a neat design the keyboard isn't always necessary and adds at least one whole pound to it. I find Swype on my note 10.1 more than efficient for most jobs. (Using it now to type this).
    I also don't like the 4gb of ram, 128th ssd, and 4400 graphics. If Samsung had announced a 13.3" detachable slate with top of the line options I wouldn't even question it. But then again we as consumers are never happy and always want more. I guess I will just wait to see how it pans out. For me it's between this and a MacBook pro, I think my note 10.1 is actually quite adequate for doodling until my dream device is released.
     
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    Guys don't loose your hopes. As I told before there is a K03 model we don't know what specs it has...
    They have just replied to a tweet by me:


    @SamsungNotebook I have seen #AtivQ NP980Q3G-K01 and K03 models. K01 has very basic hardware specs: 4GB RAM, 128SSD, NO 3G). Is K03 better? - 07 lug

    @franco_canna Hi Franco - Samsung.com will have full specs info as soon as confirmed. Thanks!

    In summary: just a little more patience.
     
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    This is a blog of a man who works as a tech specialist in samsung russia. Text there says nothing interesting, in fact - it is just an announcement of a short samsung exhibition in Saint Petersburg.

    Unfortunately, he says in other thread that ram is indeed soldered on board and there will be no 8GB option ( I hope he is wrong, but...

    I'm wonder - what is the second plate here - at the right of the cpu? May be it is RAM - it would be nice.
     
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