Samsung Q1 Ultra range gets new HSDPA and Vista versions

Jul 28, 2008
Samsung Q1 Ultra range gets new HSDPA and Vista versions

Samsung has announced two new versions of the company's Q1 Ultra UMPC.  The Q1U-CMXP adds a 3G HSDPA modem, while the Q1UP-V replaces Windows XP with Vista Business.  Both use Intel's 1.33GHz Core Solo U1500 processor, but in a nod to Vista's greater RAM hunger the Q1UP-V doubles standard memory to 2GB.

Standard connectivity comprises WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and 10/100 ethernet, plus there are dual cameras (a VGA webcam and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the back for photography).  The Q1UP-V ships with a 6-cell, 57.7 watt battery that Samsung are claiming will provides up to 7hrs use.

Both models are available now, with the Q1U-CMXP costing $1,499 and the Q1UP-V priced a little cheaper at $1,449.  In the US the HSDPA version will use AT&T's Broadband Connect network.

Samsung have previously announced that they intend to refresh their UMPC range in Q1 2009, including a potential change in, or addition of new, form-factors.  There has been speculation that this will include a netbook-style convertible Tablet, to take on both the ASUS Eee and Gigabyte's M912.

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