Q1 refresh due early 2009. Mega?

Posted on 22 May 2008, Last updated on 11 November 2019 by

Its great to read this article. Samsung are going to continue developing the Q1 in the ultra mobile PC market and are aiming to have a refresh available for early 2009. According to the first in a series of articles over at TechRadar, Samsung sold 100,000 units in 2007 and are apparently happy with this result considering that the device is in a category that "put simply, many just aren’t convinced by."

I’m convinced and I hope others will be too because with a refresh, the Q1 Ultra that I consider to be the best all-round ultra mobile PC there is, will get even better. I picked up the news via jkOnTheRun where Kevin asks the question ‘how would you improve the Q1.’ I left some comments about what I would consider a good set of improvements that went something like this

  • Backlit, improved keyboard.
  • Atom 1.6 or 1.8Ghz platform and aim for a 4-hour standard battery life
  • 5mp AF HQ cam on a premium Intel-Core version
  • A low-cost entry level version running Ubuntu Mobile. $499 for 1Gb/40GB.
  • A real docking port and docking station.
  • Slicker looking design. Show the MBA fans what a slick mini computer can look like.

The big problem I see coming up though is the lack of Windows XP. The standard Q1 Ultras are useless with Vista in my opinion.

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