Roundup: Samsung Q1 Ultra news

I’m a bit behind due to a heavy workload and a not very local viewing last night; always hate to see a friend lose a parent. Now that I’m up’n’atem with a cup of WaWa in hand, I see there’s a multitude of pics, specs, thoughts and more on the Samsung Q1 Ultra. I figure my first official act of the day, after the coffee-making of course, is to provide a roundup on all things "Q1 Ultra", so here you go! Oh, and be sure to hug a parent today if you can….

  • First up in my inbox is a note from Jenn at Pocketables. Jenn saw the first official product images at the Samsung Exhibition microsite and provides the one above (as well as others). I noticed in the pics that the SD slot, headphone jack and a USB port are on the top of the unit; I like that!
  • Engadget likes the new look of the device and eye-spies this PC World / Yahoo News piece with specs on the device. First word is that the Q1 Ultra will ship with an 800 MHz Intel processor. *scratches chin in thought* Sounds a little light for Vista Home Premium but should work. No word on price here but the article notes that the unit will ship with a USB keyboard.
  • There’s a thread worth following on the Origami Project forums with early spec indications. Some of which are confirmed in the next bullet.
  • UMPC Portal-master Steve got some hands on time with the unit and provides impressions and a brief video. Steve isn’t impressed with the thumb-board on the first attempt because the spacing appears too tight, even for those with small hands. I’d like to know how well the unit performs running Vista on an 800 MHz CPU with 1 GB of RAM.

The device sounds very promising although I’ll personally be sticking with my Q1P for some time due to personal choice. For me, the only truly compelling feature is the 1024 x 600 screen; if I had an account with Cingular for the HSDPA, perhaps I’d consider it, but again, that’s just me. For many others, this will likely be the UMPC to own in 2007, pending the price.


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