Samsung Releases Q1P UMPC with Solid State Memory

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Samsung has introduced its newest UMPC, the Q1P-SSD.

This is the first computer of its kind to use an SSD (solid state flash memory-based) hard drive in place of a conventional rotational media-based hard drive. This means that the Q1P features faster data access and boot time compared to its predecessors.

Samsung believes that the Q1P-SSD is the most powerful UMPC model available. At its heart is 32 GB of SSD (solid-state NAND) flash memory, as opposed to the traditional 1.8" hard drive found in the earlier Q1 models.

Because of this, this UMPC is able to withstand twice the impact of its hard drive-based predecessor, and its battery life is also improved. This is because it requires less power to run the flash-based SSD hard drive versus a conventional hard drive.

It also sports Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. In addition, this UMPC supports the 3G cellular-wireless standard HSDPA.

Samsung’s Q1P-SSD model is available now with prices starting at $2,000.

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