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Now that I’ve got two working Samsung Q1 UMPCs, I have two batteries for the road, right? No, Sammy will up for sale shortly (more on that later), so I’ve been on the look-out to score the Samsung 6-cell battery on sale. Thanks to a reader […]

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Now that I’ve got two working Samsung Q1 UMPCs, I have two batteries for the road, right? No, Sammy will up for sale shortly (more on that later), so I’ve been on the look-out to score the Samsung 6-cell battery on sale. Thanks to a reader e-mail from Tom, I opted to nab the extended battery from PC Connection for $109 plus shipping. Purchasing the battery direct from SamsungParts will set you back around $145 plus shipping, so I pulled the trigger without hesitating.

Of course, not one to be outdone, my podcast-partner-in-crime Matt Miller one-upped me, so it’s only fair to share that deal as well. Last night after recording our podcast, I called Matt on the Netgear SPH-101 WiFi Skype phone so he could hear the quality. A short time prior, I had send him the info on the deal I got and wouldn’t you know it: he found a better one. Matt ordered an extended battery from NewEgg for $99! Remind me never to call Matt again; just kidding….

As nice as the Samsung Q1 PowerBank is, I’ve opted to stick with one standard battery supplemented with the extended battery to get the same runtime as the PowerBank. While the PowerBank will also charge the internal battery of the Q1, it’s double the price and weighs more than the extended battery, which makes the two battery setup more appealing to me personally.

  1. I was tempted by that (though a second 6-cell is probably an extravagance), but NewEgg is out-of-stock and doesn’t ship the battery outside the continental US.

    Now if I can just resist the lesser pull of the PC Connection offer, which is still in stock…

    — Steve

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  2. I was able to nab the 6-cell extended battery from icube back in October for $99. Originally, that price listed for the powerbank. A representative called and said that price was a misprint and was intended for the 6 cell. I went with the order anyway since it sounded like a good deal.
    I use the 6-cell all the time now. The Q1 is more bulky but I get more peace of mind knowing that it won’t run out of juice right away. Plus, it’s nice to know I have some reserve juice from the 3 cell in the bag.

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  3. Wow, earlier today the battery was in stock.

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  4. I use the six cell all the time as well… so much that it feels odd using the 3 cell, Sammy is smaller is not as easy to handle… well…it’s just me…

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  5. I’m hoping that someone can help me. I also just ordered the 6 cell battery and am wondering will the Q1 fit in the protective soft cover (Sorry the proper term is escaping me)and will it still fit in the organizer pack? Thanks for the input advance.

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  6. It won’t fit in the sleeve but it will fit in the organizer pack.

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  7. MathProfJohnson Friday, February 2, 2007

    I am too slow :( I couldn’t get it at NewEgg, but I did get it from PCConnection. Thanks!

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  8. Not sure if you can get one in the States but generic A5 sleeves/bags fits Q1 with extended battery very nicely.

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  9. Alslayer: You’ve got a Q?!!? Whattup with your 770?!!?

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  10. Hi Ticonderoga,
    Thanks for the comment. Now if I can find a “generic A5 sleeves/bags”, I’ll be good to go! Thanks again.

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