Samsung announces Q1 Ultra UMPC

Just under a month after first unveiling its Q1 Ultra ultra-mobile PC, Samsung has officially launched the new device. The Q1 Ultra is launching with a base price of $799, a whopping $300 less than the original Q1, which launched almost exactly a year ago at $1,099. The pricing change places the Q1 Ultra comfortably within Microsoft’s originally intended $599-999 price bracket for the UMPC platform.

According to, the Q1 Ultra in its base configuration features a 600MHz Intel A100 processor, 40GB hard drive, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, a 1024×600 LED-backlit display, a built-in 1.3-megapixel camera, a 0.3-megapixel webcam, and a QWERTY keyboard split on either side of the device’s display. Samsung says battery life is 4.5 hours—again an improvement over the original Q1, which had battery life of around three hours. (Thanks to DailyTech for the tip.)

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