SOLD! Samsung Q1 SSD plus accessories for sale

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Flash has been sold! Thanks to all who responded.

You are well aware of my affinity for my Samsung Q1 SSD that I have been using for a few months and how capable I find this UMPC for my daily work.  You also no doubt have been following my trial of the Fujitsu LifeBook P1610 Tablet PC over the past few weeks, which has been chronicled here on jkOnTheRun and through various podcasts and videos..  I am now confronted with the decision whether I should keep the Fujitsu or the Q1 and it is a difficult decision indeed.  In the end I have to give the nod to the P1610 for one (OK, two) major advantages for the way I work.  Number one is the inclusion of a PC Card slot on the Fujitsu.  The ability to use my EV-DO service through the PC Card modem has greatly simplified and streamlined my daily work.  While the Q1 can be tethered using my EV-DO enabled phone, the speeds are not quite as fast and it’s just plain easier to do with the PC Card.  The other factor affecting my decision is the high resolution screen of the P1610.  The 1280 x 768 resolution is even higher than the tc1100 and it makes a big difference given all the different functions I use my daily Tablet to do.

The reality is that I cannot afford to keep both the Fujitsu and the Q1 so I thought I’d see if anyone might be interested in picking up the Samsung Q1 SSD at a really good price.  The Q1 SSD is not available in the US unless you go through importers such as iCube.  Here’s the breakdown of what I am offering and the retail price of each:

Samsung Q1 SSD w/ Organizer & keyboard

Samsung Q1 SSD (32 GB flash drive instead of a hard drive)–  ~$2,700

1 GB memory upgrade–  $120

Samsung Q1 Organizer case w/ USB keyboard–  $149

UPDATE:  Transcend 8 GB CF card- $160 (I just realized I don’t have anything that can use this card so I’m throwing it in.)

Total retail value–  ~$3129

I am willing to let the entire lot go for $2,000, the amount I need to put towards the Fujitsu so this is an excellent opportunity for someone to get a lovingly maintained UMPC with a state of the art flash drive, which makes this computer faster than most in its class.  This is the same Q1 used in this massive video review so you can see exactly what you will get prior to purchase.  There are also many posts here that cover the Q1 SSD thoroughly.  I have all the original packing materials and will ship it overnight at my expense to anyone in the US.  I would require payment via PayPal to conduct the transaction.  Serious inquiries only, please email me at jk AT jkontherun DOT com.  I can’t stress enough how fine a device this is and can honestly state that if it had a PC Card slot I would not even consider the switch.  You will find full technical specs (and additional photos) after the jump.

Technical specifications:

Intel Celeron M 900Mhz
1GB DDR2 memory
32G SOLID STATE DRIVE
915GMS Express
7" TFT LCD
128MB Shared Memory
800 x 480 resolution (up to 1024 x 600 as per UMPC specs)
Passive Screen
Array Mic, SRS Sound
Wireless b/g
Compact Flash
AVS Now (Multimedia Instant On)
USB 2.0 x 2
Headphone Output
Bluetooth
VGA
9.0" x 5.5" x 1.0"
1.7 lbs with Battery Pack
Windows XP Tablet
Standard Battery (up to 3hrs)

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13 Comments

Michael Venini

Owning both a Q1 and a P1510D, I can see why James and Rob choose the P1610. I know everybody says that keyboards are not needed all the time, but having it there, in such a small package is so worth it.

Plus the 8.9 inch screen, in my opinion, is much better to use then a 7 inch screen. Again, my opinion.

But I would not a tablet screen ever to be any bigger the 10.6 inches.

Matthew Miller

Now that James has sold his Q1 SSD, I think it should be fine if I let you all know that Qbacca is also up for sale as detailed here, http://www.gottabemobile.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=833

I use a MacBook Pro at home most of the time and am getting a new laptop at work, unfortunately not a Tablet PC, and having 3 mobile computers (not counting the 2 desktops I have setup at home for my family) is just too much jumping around and that makes me less productive and forces me to leave one or two devices sitting idle too much.

My Samsung Q1 is in MINT condition and has the 1GB RAM upgrade. If someone here is interested in it and emails me at palmsoloATgmailDOTcom and mentions they saw the note here on jkOnTheRun then I’ll know another $25 off the price for a total of US$850. I bought my Q1 from Dynamism and the 1 year warranty is good until mid-June 2007.

I have to admit I am not 100% sure I can give up my Q1 yet though. I was all hyped to sell it since it is tough to balance so many devices, but dang it sure is a nice device and I really like the Tablet PC OS. Also, unlike James and the P1610 I don’t have a compelling device hanging over my head that I have to pay for with the funds I get from selling the device.

John Christian

Sad to hear you had to sell the Q1, but I can understand it if you have to finance the P1610. I’d love to get my hand on that SSD version but for now I am awating a Q1 Pentium. Still think that the price of UMPCs shouldnt go too far above $1000 for it to be a good investment. Considering that you have paid over $3000 for your total package it sure is an expensive portable that probably wouldnt be used as much now that you have the P1610.

Hope you will still cover UMPCs here at jkOnTheRun – its one of my favourite sites on the subject.

bradray

I have the Q1 from a past woot.com deal (celeron, small drive for $750) and the lack of palm rejection is killing me. I love the device though. My heavy use of Bluetooth has made the lack of a PC Card a non-issue. Just get a cheap bluetooth cellphone and activate it for data, instead of a more expensive data card. Then you can still talk on the phone and not drain it’s batteries. The speed is a bit slower, but works fine. I also carry a Mac Airport express to create a WiFi network anywhere I need one (no additional power adapter so it’s easy to carry around).

jk

Actually Steve, the killer feature is truly the PC Card slot. I have been really enjoying using my EV-DO card on the run. It has made a significant difference. I must say the Q1 is quite a bit faster than the 1610 in most things.

Tough choices sometimes but agreat dilemma to be stuck with, no?

Steve

I saw it on your face in the video, I saw it on Rob’s face over on his video review at GottaBeMobile, and I can see that in the right context, the larger screen, higher res, and keyboard (plus a lot of nice features) make that Fujitsu a killer machine. It may be my next machine, too, but nuts for my Q1.

I thought the slate mongers were all wrong, but I do more with the Q1 than I thought possible, and it fits neatly into my man-purse, which I got big enough to carry a paperback, but not big enough to carry a notebook (because I fill whatever I have, and needed to put an upper limit on what I’ll go around town with).

I think if someone will write a driver for the Q1 to have palm rejection, it would be perfect, albeit as long as I have a desktop at work and another laptop for home. In truth, if I only had a the flat screen and keyboard at work, that would be sufficient as I got the 60 gig drive and Pentium M.

The size/functionality ratio is too fantastic for me to let my Q1 go yet, even for that beautiful res on the Fujitsu and palm rejection. Enjoy your new toy, and maybe I’ll be following you further down the road.

BTW, I bet the SSD makes that Q1 the absolute fastest in that size, period. Not that I spend too much time waiting for my hard drive. Seems like I spend less time waiting for the Q1 than my Toshiba M400, with the 2 Ghz Core Duo, two gigs of ram, and the 7200 rpm hdd. Sheesh!

mxdoken

Hello. I’ll buy the Q1 SSD for $2000 if it’s still available. I already have the non SSD Q1 and I like it so much I want to get another one. How do I proceed with the transaction?

scott

Well, it had to happen one of these days. I think many of us could see this coming as we mentioned in prior comments. It just seems the fujitsu offers an awful lot of great features for the money. One quick question, why choose the fujitsu over a slate computer like the small one from Motion LS 800 (I think). I was actually just in two local computer stores and was finally able to put my hands on the Q1 and the Fujitsu. They will have the Asus in next week so I can see them all. While I really wanted to stay with the smaller platform of the Q1 or Asus I looked at the Fujitsu and it seems to offer more, I just dont really see the need for the keyboard when I have the stowaway??

Scott_H

How about this: why don’t you customize it somehow — you know, make it into a “jkOTR version” (sort of like the U2 iPod) — and then auction it off? You might get more. Of course, if the rest of your readers are as cheap as I am…well, never mind.

William Ko

Funny, I just sold my Q1 to get a P1610 after reading your experiences with the P1610.

Tax Man (aka Bill)

Hmm… I saw this coming. I sure enjoyed learning from you guys about the device that I purchased (not the SSD, but you know). I guess if I was Sammy, I’d be scared!

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