Amtek 700 owner reviews the Samsung Q1

Franks_q1There aren’t too many people that own multiple UMPCs, so it’s not often that we get a good comparison review between two of these devices. Ctitanic just received a Q1 not too long ago and shares many fair and honest thoughts about both devices in his latest review. Frank, if you want to send me your eo UMPC, I’ll write up my own comparison! ;)

This is a great summary of the differences in these two devices as well as the intended audience and use cases for each. The only two items I might take a very minor issue to:

1. For a touchscreen accuracy and readability comparison, he used one of James’s ink posts. Frank, trust me: it’s not the Q1 digitizer that makes his handwriting illegible. :)
2. Lack of joystick mouse does hinder the Q1 for some folks (point taken!), but: in the difficult situation described when trying to get the hover menus on the Q1 there’s a very simple workaround. Don’t tap and hold on them from the beginning, because you’re right: that action might be interpreted by the Q1 as a click. Instead: tap elsewhere on the screen and drag the stylus to the item you want to hover on. By dragging the stylus and then holding on the item, the Q1 will immediately show you the hover menu.


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