August 30, 2007 Samsung has released three new additions to its Q1 Ultra family of portable PCs, the Q1U-SSDXP, the Q1U-ELXP and the Q1U-XP. Labelled UMPC (ultra-mobile computing devices), the Q1 family is designed to deliver full PC capabilities, multimedia versatility and advanced connectivity when a desktop computer is not an option and a notebook PC is impractical or simply undesirable.
The Q1 Ultra devices are a response to the growing demand for companion PCs that offer the power of a desktop or notebook computer but can be accessed anytime and anywhere. The Q1 ultra companion PCs come complete with an integrated split-QWERTY keypad, mouse, and user-defined function keys, an increased battery life of 4.5 hours coupled with faster speeds, flexibility and mobile functionality. The Q1 Ultra product offers a solution packed into a 1.5 pound package designed to enhance productivity, ease-of-use and portability in a range of personal and professional scenarios.
The new Q1U-SSDXP is the first Q1 Ultra to incorporate a solid state Flash NAND hard drive instead of a traditional rotational disk drive. The new Q1U-SSDXP is fuelled by an impressive 32GB of SSD flash NAND solid-state memory hard drive. SSD is capable of reading and writing information to and from the solid state drive faster than models with typical disk drives. All three of the new models come with Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition operating system pre-installed enabling full PC compatibility with all XP legacy applications. The Q1U-XP and Q1U-ELXP feature the new Intel Ultra Mobile Processor running at a clock speed ranging from 600MHz to 800 MHz, along with 1 GB of high-speed DDR2 system memory.
"Since pioneering the UMPC form factor one year ago, Samsung has relied on customer insights to deliver a range of ultra mobile computing solutions that best meet the varied needs of our customers," said Bret Berg, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "With the Q1U-SSDXP, Q1U-XP and the Q1U-ELXP, Samsung has delivered three new solutions that appeal to a broader range of personal and professional users."
Other features of the new Q1 Ultra PCs:
Value-add options include a docking station which supports three USB 2.0 ports, additional standard or extended battery charger slot, audio out port, microphone in port and stylus holder, U.S. and Canada GPS navigation receiver and maps, an external USB-based keyboard with point stick and mouse select buttons, an organizer/portfolio carrying case, 6-cell extended-life battery, 8-cell extended-life Power Bank and a DVD RW +/- Dual Layer external Optical Disk Drive.
The Q1U-SSDXP 800MHz A110 Ultra Mobile processor and a 32GB Flash NAND solid state drive is available for US$1649.00
The Q1U-XP UMPC 800MHz A110 Ultra Mobile processor and a 60GB hard disk drive is available for US$1149.00
The Q1U-ELXP 600MHz A100 Ultra Mobile processor and a 40GB hard disk drive is available for US$999.00
For more information visit Samsung Q1 Ultra.