SmartQ 7 MID unboxed

May 14, 2009
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More new images of the SmartQ 7 MID have emerged from China, including unboxing photos (which you can see in the gallery after the cut) and this comparison shot between the 7 and the SmartQ 5 with its 4.8-inch touchscreen.  Both MIDs are ARM-based and run Ubuntu

There are also some fresh specifications, including dimensions and weight.  The SmartQ 7 measures 200 x 120 x 24 mm and tips the scales at 0.5kg.  It also has WiFi, Bluetooth and a TV output, and SmartQ claim its rechargeable battery is good for up to 48hrs of continuous music playback.

SlashGear's old friend Steve Paine has a SmartQ 7 on order from Chinese retailer Electroworld, paying the rough equivalent of $280 including German taxes (19-percent) and shipping.  That's around the third of the cost of a traditional UMPC such as the Samsung Q1EX, which is one reason why would-be buyers are so intrigued.


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