Samsung Q1 Ultra Pro
Samsung Q1 Ultra Pro

Samsung Q1 Ultra Pro

Specifications

Samsung Q1 Ultra ProNotebook: Samsung Q1 Ultra Pro (Q1 Series)
Processor: Intel Mobile A A110
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.7kg
Average Score: 66.3% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 65%, features: 72%, display: 74% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Q1 Ultra Pro

50% Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium
Source: Laptop Mag English
Ultimately, the $1,299 Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium, like its predecessors, feels like a pricey mobile Internet device. We could actually get more work done on a mini-notebook such as the HP 2133 Mini-Note (starting price of $599), which features a nearly full-size keyboard, larger 8.9-inch (1280 x 720) display, and an ExpressCard slot. And the high-end version of that notebook costs $750 less. Unless you’re absolutely enthralled with having tablet functionality, the Samsung Q1 is one to pass on.
2.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Display gut, Mobilität gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA is a great device if you just need to stay online while you're on the move, but it's not really equipped for anything more taxing. It's also a bit too big to be easily portable, and the keyboard can be frustrating.
(von 5): 3.5, Verarbeitung 3.5, Ausstattung 3.5, Preis 3
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
50% Samsung - Ultra UMPC review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Ultra Mobile PC, or UMPC for short, is a breed of computer that is like a small laptop without a hinged screen. Or, if you prefer, like a large handheld computer. Either way, it is an unusual format for a computer. Too large for the pocket, too small for serious use as your main computer.
The Q1 Ultra is Samsung's second attempt at the UMPC format. It is an improvement on what went before, but it does not come cheap and it doesn't live up to expectations in every respect. We remain unconvinced about the UMPC format and await further developments.
mangelhaft, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50%
70% Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Q1 Ultra isn’t a machine for the everyman, as you’ll have to have a specific need in mind to get the most from it. We used it for a couple of weeks and never really got used to the limited battery or slow start up. It’s got a WOW factor and Samsung is certainly moving the UMPC in the right direction but the concept just hasn’t found it’s purpose yet. It’s a brave new design that improves usability but we’re still left wondering who will actually use it.
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7 von 10, Display gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 50%
Samsung Q1 Ultra Review - UMPC
Source: Hardware Central English
Come November, it'll be five years since Microsoft started prodding PC vendors to build systems for its Tablet PC initiative. Now history is repeating itself, with Intel rather than Microsoft as the instigator: The chipmaker's CEO Paul Otellini has predicted a market for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) totaling $10 billion by 2011. Officially, Intel draws a distinction between UMPCs -- traveling PC companions that run desktop operating systems and applications, with screens measuring about 7 inches -- and still smaller mobile Internet devices (MIDs) -- Web, messaging, and entertainment gadgets with screens measuring about 5 inches.
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Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2007
Rating: display: 80%
61% Samsung Q1 Ultra (Vista Home Premium)
Source: CNet English
The Samsung Q1 Ultra (Q1U-V) improves on Samsung's original and much maligned UMPC effort, but it still finds itself caught between two worlds. It can't replace your laptop as an everyday productivity tool because it's still too underpowered, and, despite the addition of a small keyboard split across the screen, text input becomes a chore for anything more than typing a URL or the briefest of e-mail responses. So, let's view it as a portable media player. The Q1 Ultra's 7-inch screen is far larger than anything you'd find on a smart phone or other handheld device, but its meager specs struggle to power Windows Vista and even simple tasks such as smoothly playing video. At $1,199, it's cheaper than other UMPCs we've seen, but that price is harder to justify when you see everything the iPhone can do for half that amount. Given its flaws, we found ourselves enjoying the Q1 Ultra when used only as an on-the-go Web-surfing machine.
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(von 10): 6.1, Leistung 4, Ausstattung 6, Mobilität 6, Preis/Leistung günstig, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 61% price: 80% performance: 40% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Intel's new Steeley processor and McCaslin platform make for a solid UMPC
Source: vnunet.com English
However, the Q1 Ultra remains one of the cheapest UMPCs you'll find and it's definitely the best model we've tested so far. Of course, it's not perfect – the keyboard and general usability still need improving – but its build quality and performance is better than the alternatives from Sony and Medion, and we're looking forward to Samsung's next entry in the UMPC market. Pros: Solid build quality; good screen; better performance than original Q1; battery life; Cons: Keyboard too small; below-average Vista performance; Overall: Everything the original Q1 should have been, but you may still be
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 5, Ergonomie 4, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung gut, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% Samsung Q1 Ultra ultramobile laptop PC
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's Q1 Ultra is intriguing, but more for its potential than its reality. Ideally, UMPCs would be media powerhouses that would be comfortable for light business tasks such as editing documents and for web browsing and email. However, the Samsung Q1 Ultra, while a useful mobile web and email tool, isn't optimal for other mobile uses. It is about as expensive as many laptops but not as comfortable to use. It's far larger and more expensive than most mobile devices but isn't more adept at tasks such as media playback. In other words, this could be a great device, but it isn't compelling in its present form and price. On the other hand, if it had twice the processor speed and half the price, the Samsung Q1 Ultra would deserve to be a huge hit.
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(von 5): 3.5, Preis/Leistung 3.5, Ausstattung 3.5, Verarbeitung 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
50% Samsung Q1 Ultra
Source: PC Mag English
Bottom line: The second-generation Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC adds a keyboard and pointing devices, but it's still a work in progress when it comes to usability, performance, and price. Pros: Pointing stick and mouse buttons are a pleasure to surf with. Compact size. Sweet screen. Cons: Integrated keyboard is welcome but needs work. Processing power is not up to speed with Vista's demands. Only 1GB system memory. Needs higher screen resolution. Still pricey.
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2.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung schlecht, Leistung schlecht, Display mäßig, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 40% display: 60% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Samsung Q1 Ultra
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 80%
82% El hermano pequeño del PC: Samsung Q1 Ultra
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 73% performance: 80% display: 80%
Samsung Q1 UltraMobile PC, un ordenador requeteportátil - Hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2007
Rating: performance: 70% display: 50% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 40%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Mobile A: This is a reduced Celeron-M core für UMPCs.


A110: Celeron-M version with very slow clock rate. Predecessor of the Atom CPUs.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.7 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews


66.3%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Reviews and price comparison on Samsung Laptops at Ciao
Price comparison on Samsung Laptops at Idealo

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-14)