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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Samsung Q1EX UMPC

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FCC is currently reviewing the Q1EX UMPC from Samsung. This UMPC is a pure Origami Device, no keyboards! Thumbs-up

a clean, slate look that keeps the eye focused on the 7-inch, touchscreen display with 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution. Inside you'll find XP Tablet Edition running on a 1.2GHz VIA Nano ULV U2500 processor, VIA's Chrome9 HC graphics, 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 memory, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, a SiRF Star GPS receiver, SD card slot, and a rear-mounted camera of unspecified pixel density. The unit that passed through the FCC for US airwaves approval also features a 60GB hard disk and 4-cell, 4,000mAh lithium ion battery for up to 4.5-hours of battery life according to Samsung.

I have not test the VIA Nano processor so I can’t give a fair opinion about it. VIA has been following Intel and in the same way that the Atom processor has gained in performance VIA’s processors were right behind but… Does this processor at 1.2 GHz really compete against the Atom processor at 1.6 GHz that many Netbooks are currently using? Who knows… Benchmarks are needed.

Samsung's Nano-powered Q1EX UMPC loses its QWERTY, gains 4.5-hour battery at the FCC