Samsung Q1P SSD UMPC features solid state drive

Posted on Sunday, Jan 07 2007 @ 22:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Samsung presents its new Q1P SSD Ultra Mobile PC at CES 2007 which features a 32GB solid state drive. The Q1P SSD is the most powerful UMPC model available today. Fueled by an impressive 32GB of SSD (solid-state NAND) flash memory, as opposed to the traditional 1.8" Hard Drive found in the earlier Q1 models, the Q1P SSD model is ideal for those applications that require a no-compromise, high-performance mobile computing solution that can operate in diverse conditions.

The Q1P SSD UMPC is designed for optimum performance. With the SSD-enabled model, boot time is 25-50 percent faster than systems that employ a traditional hard drive. Overall system performance is significantly enhanced, as the SSD is capable of reading 300 times faster (53 MB/s) and writes 150 percent faster (28 MB/s) than models with typical hard drives. Furthermore, seek time (the amount of time required to find information in the system memory) is greatly reduced on the SSD-enabled model. With its departure from the traditional hard drive, the Q1P SSD UMPC is equipped to withstand twice the impact of the hard-drive-enabled model. The Q1P SSD model's battery life is also improved, as it requires less power to run the flash-based SSD hard drive versus a conventional, rotational media-based hard drive.

With any of the Q1 models, it is simple for most mobile users to stay connected, entertained, and informed, but with the Q1P SSD UMPC comes the full power of a PC packed into a tiny 1.7 pound product.

Additionally, all of the Q1 models offer wireless communication capabilities that include WiFi and Bluetooth for easy Internet access. All three models also integrate the AVS Now feature, allowing users to enjoy a host of multimedia applications, including video, movies, music and still photos, without booting up Windows.

The Q1P SSD UMPC is currently available with an MSRP of $1,999 (U.S. Market). The Q1P model is available with an MSRP of $1,299 (U.S. Market) and the Q1 model will remain in the product line with its new, lower MSRP of $999 (U.S. Market). All of these models can be purchased through a variety of retail and e-tail outlets.

Various options for the Q1 models are also available at affordable prices, including a USB keyboard, organizer, extended battery and an external optical disc drive.

Model Q1 Pentium SSD Version
P/N NP-Q1-V004/SEA
Processor Intel Pentium M ULV 1.0 GHz
OS Windows XP tablet
Core Chipset Intel i915GMS
Graphics GMA900, DVMT 128M
Memory 1GB DDRII 533
Display 7" WVGA Touch Screen
(280 nits, 800x480)
Audio .Two stereo speakers (4W total)
.H/P out
.Array Mirophone and SRS sound
Storage 32GB SSD
Communications 802.11b/g,
10/100 Base-TX Ethernet
Bluetooth v2.0
Multimedia AVS Now
(Multimedia Instant On)
I/O Port .Two USB 2.0
.One Type II CF card
.H/P Jack
User Interface Li-Ion Standard 3 cell (up to 3 hrs.)
Battery Button:
.8-way Joystick
.User Defined Key(four positions) .Auto Scaler
.Enter Button
.Quick Menu Button
.Volume Up/Down
.Power AVS Now
.Ctrl/Alt/Delete Button
Adapter 60W
Dimension/Weight 9.0 x 5.5 x 1.0 inch (1.7lbs)
Remarks .USB 2.0 Data Cable (Included)
.Pouch (Included)

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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