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Samsung Q1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and screen. The battery and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the keyboard and value for money.

portability, usability, battery, screen, build quality

value for money, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Q1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Q1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Samsung Q1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, screen, portability, usability, battery

value for money, responsiveness

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Electronics Slate PC Digitizer Pen (AA-DP0NE2B/US)Samsung Q1 - Celeron M 900 MHz ULV - UMPC - RAM 512 MB - HDD 40 GB - GMA 900 - WLAN : 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR - Win XP Tablet PC - 7" WidescreenSamsung Series 7 Slate Digitizer Pen (AA-DP0NE2B/US)

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Samsung Q1EX-71G - Review of the Samsung Q1EX-71G

 

Sturdy, lightweight design, Responsive 7-inch touchscreen, Dock has excellent keyboard, Very good speakers

Short battery life with standard battery, Lacks Webcam on front of device, Poor handwriting recognition, Slow boot time

Samsung also includes a voice-recording utility with the device, which lets you capture audio in WMA or WAV format. Even with the record volume set to 100 percent, the playback volume was a bit faint (but understandably so). You might have trouble...

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Samsung Q1-SSD reviewed

 

We've just come across a complete review of Samsung's Q1-SSD UMPC, the first device in its class with a solid state NAND flash drive. Sammy's had some ups and downs with its Q1 devices over the last few months, giving us all the more reason to wonder...

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Samsung Q1 UMPC and Accessories Reviewed

 

If we gently ease Apple into an out-of-mind drawer then it becomes fair to say that the award for most anticipated hardware of the year goes to the UMPC, March's Origami campaign for which persuaded some, at least momentarily, that Microsoft was hip....

Most reviewers have spit the majority of their bile at the UMPCs lack of physical keyboard. Instead users have a variety of touchscreen-based methods. Aside from handwriting recognition, which can cope with a surprising degree of scrawl thanks to...

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Samsung Q1

 

The concept behind a convertible tablet PC is simple. Flip it open, and it looks and functions like a regular laptop with a keyboard. Rotate the laptop screen 180 degrees, however, and suddenly you can apply the digital pen (which resembles a regular...

Good speaker sound quality. Full-blown Windows XP operating system. Very portable. Resolution toggle button

No keyboard or optical drive included. Not very good for writing extensively. PDA-like stylus. Slow processor and nonupgradable RAM ; Watch the Samsung Q1 Video Review

Just another slate tablet that can't replace a true PC, but it makes for a nice portable media player that would be more attractive if it weren't so pricey.

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First Looks: Samsung Q1 UMPC

 

After giving the Samsung Q1 a thorough going over, we were left highly impressed and concluded that UMPCs as well thought-out as this are a special "breed" that is worth anyone's attention.

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Samsung Q1 -- First Thoughts Review

 

The Samsung Q1 is the first in a new breed of mobile computing dubbed UMPC, ultra mobile PC. The idea behind the UMPC is nothing new, but with a little marketing polish, the Microsoft team has re-badged what was known prior as a small screen slate...

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Samsung Q1 UMPC

 

The Ultra Mobile PC (code named Origami) is the result of Microsoft and Intel's collaboration to create a new kind of computing platform. It's not a notebook, though it can do anything a notebook can do, it's not a PDA since it's considerably larger...

Incredibly portable yet usable Windows machine. Windows XP Tablet Edition and the excellent touch screen make the most of the device. The display is vibrant and responsive. Good built-in stereo sound with SRS and dual array mics. Intuitive and easy to...

The resolution isn't consistently supported by 3rd party or even Microsoft's own software: dialog boxes will sometimes run off the bottom of the screen, requiring user-prowess and judicious use of the res switcher button. Price is high when the device...

There literally is pretty much nothing like it! it's gorgeous, it's cool and it functions well in a variety of rolls, from ultra-portable notebook to media player to digital note taker (and more). The hardware is of impeccable quality other than the...

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Samsung Q1 SSD review

 

The flashy little ultra mobile PC

p>Flash drive makes it much quicker to use Packed with handy features Excellent screen, with solid touch abilities</p

p>Battery life isn't much of an improvement Some of the software is clunky</p

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Samsung Q1 UMPC review

 

Origami, the art of folding paper to make something delicate and new. At least that's what it meant until Microsoft turned it into their codename for the Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC), where they've created a specification that allows manufacturers to turn...

Small, Windows XP

Poor battery life, bulky design

Windows in an ultra-mobile format may be a good idea but it doesn’t live up to expectations – better stick to your notebook

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Samsung Q1 SSD - Solid State UMPC

 

Samsung was quick out of the gates with its UMPC, but now you can get the Q1 with a solid state disk.

The solid state disk is also much lighter than a standard mechanical drive, so the overall weight of the Q1 SSD is 734g compared to 779g for the standard Q1. Does 45g make a big difference on a device like this? I guess that depends on how light you...

Product Specifications

The Q1Ultra features the latest Intel Mobile technology - the next generation mobile processor for power-optimized mobile processing. It is enhanced to handle today's demanding software applications, such as graphics-intensive games or serious number-crunching programs. Its new power-saving features enable improved battery life, extended wireless mobility and even smaller components. The Q1Ultra features a Super Bright 7" LED display, so it can be used on the move or connected to any external monitor and the full screen displayed with perfect resolution. You can even use touch screen functionality for extra convenience when multitasking. At just 690g in weight and under 23.9mm in depth the Q1Ultra is significantly slimmer, lighter and more compact than the previous generations. Even so, the Q1Ultra still features an integrated QWERTY keyboard, stylus pen and user defined buttons, so accessing office applications, email, and presentations is easier than ever. And with its black high gloss and ergonomic design, you'll are always look stylish wherever you go. High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is a new form of mobile broadband that is capable of transmitting data at speeds up to seven times faster than the best 3G networks in existence. By improving downlink capacity, and so removing this potential bottleneck, HSDPA allows you to enjoy large-scale multimedia downloads, such as DVD-quality movies and interactive multimedia games, with high-speed wireless Internet access comparable to speeds of fixed-line ADSL services. The Q1Ultra features the latest network communication technologies, including 10/100 Ethernet LAN, 802.11b/g Wireless LAN, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), so you can quickly access the Internet, share information or connect to mobile phones, notebooks, headphones and other digital devices quickly and simply - wherever you are. And you can even upload photos, music and videos without any cables using the Q1Ultra's 2 in 1 memory card reader. The Q1Ultra's dual camera capability offers a convenient way to take business or personal pictures and stay in touch with colleagues, friends or family using video-conferencing or live messaging. On the front is an integrated 1.3 megapixel still camera, but simply flip it over and on the rear there's a 0.3 megapixel web-cam. The Q1Ultra has the extra capacity needed for ultra mobility, with over 30% more power than previous models. Its improved battery life means you can keep working for longer - you can now stay on the go for over 4 hours using the standard 4 cell battery or over 6 hours on the optional 6 cell battery.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:None/Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)/3hour(s)/4.5hour(s)/4hour(s)/7hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.9in/5.4in/5.5in
Height:0.9in/1.1in/1in
Weight:1.4lbs/1.5lbs/1.7lbs/1.8lbs/1.9lbs/2lbs
Width:9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:7in
Diagonal Size (metric):17.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600/800 x 480
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:AA-RD1UQ1U/CMXP/EL/ELXP/F000/Premium UMPC/SSDXP/V/XP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung Q1/Samsung Q1 Ultra/Samsung Q1U/Samsung Q1UP/Samsung Ultra Docking Station

Input Device

Type:3 button pad / 8-way stick / Touch-screen/3 button pad / 8-way stick / Touch-screen/8-way navigation button / Joystick / Keyboard/8-way navigation button / Touch-screen/8-way stick / Pointing stick / Touch-screen / Keyboard/8-way stick / Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touch-screen/8-way stick / Keyboard / Touch-screen/8-way stick / Touch-screen/Keyboard/Keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:HSDPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter/None
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:1.33GHz/1GHz/600MHz/800MHz/900MHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:353/723/U1500
Type:A100/A110/Celeron M/Core Solo/Pentium M

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB/2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Portable/Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Device Type (AI):Docking station
Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:32GB/40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Ultra portable PC
Platform Technology:Ultra Mobile PC
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900/Intel GMA 950