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August 28, 2007

Samsung Q1U-SSDXP, Q1U-ELXP and Q1U-XP UMPC Models Announced

Samsung Electronics has updated the Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC with three new Ultra Mobile PCs, the Q1U-SSDXP, the Q1U-ELXP and the Q1U-XP which are all based on the Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition operating system. As we've seen with the previous Q1 UMPC, the new models also sport a 7" wide 300 nits ultra-bright LED backlit LCD, an integrated split-QWERTY keypad for text entry, and full PC compatibility. Samsung made the new models faster and increased battery life up to 4.5 hours as well. The Q1U-ELXP is powered by the 600MHz A100 Ultra Mobile processor and a 40GB hard disk drive and is priced at $999.00. The Q1U-XP UMPC, which is powered by the 800MHz A110 Ultra Mobile processor and has a 60GB hard disk drive will cost you $1149.00, while the Q1U-SSDXP, powered by an 800MHz A110 Ultra Mobile processor and fit with a 32GB Flash NAND solid state drive retails for $1649.00


Samsung Q1U-SSDXP UMPC details:

Fueled by an impressive 32GB of SSD flash NAND solid-state memory hard drive, as opposed to the traditional 1.8" rotational disk drive found in the other Q1 Ultra models, the Q1U-SSDXP UMPC is a no-compromise, high-performance mobile computing solution that can fully operate in a diverse range of user/environmental conditions.

The Q1U-SSDXP is designed for optimum performance combined with increased usability. Overall system performance is significantly enhanced, as the SSD is capable of reading and writing information to and from the solid state drive faster than models with typical disk drives. By replacing the traditional disk drive with a solid state drive, the Q1U-SSDXP no longer has any internal moving parts, making it a significantly more rugged solution for those users and applications warranting the added ruggedness. Additionally, the Q1U-SSDXP can operate in an expanded environmental range, making it that much more versatile when compared against a model with a traditional disk drive. Priced at only $1,649.00, the Q1U-SSDXP reflects the growing availability of Flash NAND-based solid state drives and Samsung's commitment to reducing the customer's overall total cost of ownership (TCO).

Samsung Q1U-XP and Q1U-ELXP UMPC details:

The Q1U-XP and Q1U-ELXP are fully featured UMPCs aimed at the B2B commercial markets that require a Windows XP operating system. Pre-installed with the Windows XP Tablet Edition operating system, the Q1U-XP and Q1U-ELXP enable full PC compatibility with all XP legacy applications. Featuring the new Intel Ultra Mobile Processor running at a clock speed ranging from 600MHz to 800 MHz, along with 1 GB of high speed DDR2 system memory, the Q1U-XP and Q1U-ELXP are compelling solutions for those mobile individuals who meet deadlines, complete projects and stay in touch while on the go.

To protect secure information, the Q1U-XP, Q1U-ELXP and the Q1U-SSDXP come standard with a built-in biometric fingerprint reader as an added level of system security. Using the AuthenTec fingerprint scanner combined with the OmniPass security software, the Q1U-XP, Q1U-ELXP and the Q1U-SSDXP reduce the risk of data theft by adding another layer of security to the system.

Like the earlier Q1 Ultra UMPCs, these new Q1 Ultra models continue to push the connectivity boundaries by including integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, providing users with wireless communications regardless of their location.


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