CNET UK confirms what Samsung previously announced: a flash-based version of the Q1 UMPC is definitely coming. The NT-Q1–SSD will store data on a 32 GB flash drive which speeds up read/write times, has no moving parts and will help in the juice department as well. I’ve been contemplating a swap of my Q1 hard drive for a flash drive, but to this point, I’ve only found 16 GB flash drives and the price was as much as the original Q1 itself! (Don’t worry, I’m still watching and waiting… )
News indicates another Q1 version coming; this one will be the Q1b and most interesting are the updates: a 60 GB drive, a gig of RAM (you can do this yourself on the current model), and….Via’s C7–M processor. The CPU difference actually surprises me since folks were hearing that Samsung would be going with an AMD processor.
Isn’t this the CPU that is contributing to battery life issues on the eo? Battery issues were fixed during the eo recall…which gives promise to this new Q1 model! (Thanks, Steve!)