Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC First Thoughts Review

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While I was at CeBIT 2007 this week, I took a tour around the Samsung booth. There was a lot going on, and probably the most traffic of any booth on the floor. This company did not disappoint; many new products and updated existing products were to be found. One of which was the Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC.

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Samsung chose this tradeshow to show off the updated version of Q1 UMPC that was launched at this very same show last year. I have to question why Samsung didn’t just call its next generation UMPC the Q2? Instead, it’s the "Ultra Q1", so does that make it an Ultra, Ultra Mobile PC?

Whatever the case, the Q1 Ultra has a nicely updated design with a split keyboard approach, fingerprint swipe for security, and integrated HSPDA or WiBro for Internet connectivity from anywhere (if you pay for the necessary monthly subscription from a provider).

The Q1 Ultra quick specs are as follows:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo ultra low voltage processor (800MHz)
  • 7-inch touchscreen 1024 x 600 WSVGA display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 60 GB Hard Drive
  • Bluetooth, WiFi, HSPDA/WiBro

The new form factor is cool, and I really like the thumb pointing stick for moving the cursor. Samsung has also added a pen flick feature that allows you to move forward and back through pages by "flicking" the pen. The downside is that the Q1 is still too big and clumsy feeling to use.

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