New Samsung UMPCs Debut

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Samsung has widened the range of Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPC) it offers. It has recently begun selling two new variations of its original model.

This summer, this company announced an updated version of its Q1, which is now available. Bearing the name Q1b, this device has a Via C7-M processor, not the Intel Celeron one in the original model. 

Another new version of this device is called the Q1-Pentium, and as its name suggests it is based on a 1 GHz Pentium processor.

Memory Changes

Despite what earlier reports said, the Q1b has the same memory configuration as Samsung’s first UMPC.

This Q1-Pentium, on the other hand, will sport a larger hard drive (60 GB vs. 40 GB), and  more RAM (1 GB vs. 512 MB). 

Otherwise, though, these two new models are essentially identical to the Q1. That means they run the special version of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition that Microsoft has developed for this new class of devices. Like the original, they also sport a 7-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

The Q1b is priced at $900, while the Q1-Pentium costs $1,250. The Samsung Q1 currently sells for about $1,100.

Thanks to PC World for the tip.



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