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First Good UMPC Finally Coming


Samsung has announced the Q1 Ultra, the next version of its Ultra Mobile PC, and this one actually looks real good. The two biggest problems with previous UMPCs have been minimized. Battery life is now up to 4.5 hours, and prices start as $800. That’s amazing, and makes for a UMPC that might finally be worth buying. Plus, it looks a lot better.

Some of what you get:

  • Just 1.5 pounts
  • New Intel Ultra Mobile Processor at 600 and 800 MHz
  • 1 gigabye of fast DDR2 RAM
  • 4.5 hour integrated Lithium Ion prismatic batteries
  • 802.11 b/g wifi
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • Optional 3.5G HSDPA cellular network modem
  • Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows XP Tablet supported
  • 300 pixel webcam
  • 1.3 megapixel digital camera
  • dual array microphone
  • 7 inch WSVGA LC screen, with a 1024×600 resolution
  • A keyboard, split on both sides of the screen
  • Optional docking station with 3 USB ports, extra battery charger, audio out, microphone port
  • Optional GPS receiver
  • Optional 6-cell battery and 8-cell PowerBank
  • Optional external dual-layer DVD RW drive

I don’t like the processor speed, but otherwise it sounds great. Find it on clearance in a bunch of months, or a nice coupon, and it’ll be well worth the money spent.
(via Engadget)

May 8th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | UMPC/Origami | no comments

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