Samsung Q1
Samsung Q1

Samsung Q1

Specifications

Samsung Q1Notebook: Samsung Q1 (Q1 Series)
Processor: Intel Celeron M 353
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 128 MB
Display: 7.2 inch, 16:10, 800x480 pixels
Weight: 0.8kg
Average Score: 63.71% - average
Average of 14 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 59%, features: 79%, display: 76% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Q1

33% Samsung Q1-SSD
Source: PC Pro English
Externally, the Q1 hasn't changed at all since we last saw it, but there have been changes on the inside. There's a 32GB solid-state hard disk, the RAM has been bumped up to 1GB from 512MB and you also get 802.11a/b/g wireless. Despite the improved specifications, the Q1-SSD is anything but mobile computing nirvana.
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2 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 33%
60% Ultraportable PCs
Source: Wired Magazine English
Sporting a glossy, curvy bidy, the 1-inch thick Q1 is a temptress, A feature called AVS Now launches multimedia features without booting Windows. And the battery gave us enough power for two hours and three minutes of use.Wired: Side switches let you control functions like volume. Multimedia playback without booting to Windows. Top-notch sound and an LCD as brigth as any. Pretty. Includes battery-charge indicator, but... Tired: ...you have to pull out battery to read ti. Unresponsive nav keys. Slow. No camera.
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6 von 10, Leistung langsam, Akkulaufzeit gut
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 40%
70% Samsung Q1 SSD - Solid State UMPC
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Q1 SSD is a technology showcase for Samsung; a halo effect product if you like. Creating a portable device with 32GB of solid state storage is nothing to be sniffed at, and Samsung has raised the bar when it comes to mobile technology. Is the Q1 SSD worth the money? That depends on whether you like to be at the bleeding edge of technology, and of course, whether you think that the UMPC platform is worth having in the first place. Whether or not you like the idea of an Ultra Mobile PC doesn’t change the fact that Samsung has created an impressive technology demonstration with the Q1 SSD. The solid state drive means that there are no moving parts and thus reduces the chance of failure, even if the user is rough. The performance improvements are obvious, while the reduction in battery drain is welcome. What I’d really like to see though, is one of Samsung’s ultra-portable notebooks with one of these drives inside it.
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(von 10): 7, Preis/Leistung 6, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%
90% Samsung Q1 UMPC Review
Source: Tablet PC2 English
The Ultra Mobile PC was designed for ease of mobility and convenience and the Q1 provides that. If you enjoy the convenience of having all of your desktop applications, email, MP3, Pen and Ink capabilities, GPS and other computer features all in a 1.7 pound package doesn't weigh you down when your out and about the Q1 is worth looking into.
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Display sehr gut
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/15/2006
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Samsung Q1 UMPC Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
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 Windows XP into a full-fledged mobile platform. First out of the gate is the Samsung Q1, which weighs in at 800g and looks a little like an overblown PSP. The concept is all based around the use of a 7-inch digitised screen, a smaller version than those found on Tablet PC devices.
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6 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/26/2006
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Top marks to Samsung for creating a beautifully designed and constructed ultra mobile PC. The Q1 really does look the part and in many ways it has the ability to back up its stylish appearance. The inclusion of the USB keyboard travel pack is more of an obvious necessity than a good idea, making the Q1 a usable mobile computer. General browsing and even watching video is a joy on this little machine, but you really want to do these things on the move, without being tethered to a power socket. Ideally I’d like to see the next Q1 (the Q2 maybe?) ship with a higher resolution screen – preferably 1,024 pixels wide – and better battery life. Considering that Sony can squeeze seven hours out of the TX2XP, I have no doubt that Samsung can manage better battery life in the next Q1, but as the current Q1 stands, it’s not the ultimate mobile computer that it should be.
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(von 10): 7, Preis/Leistung 8, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 7
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/24/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70%
60% Microsoft's future of mobile computing may only appeal to select users
Source: vnunet.com English
Windows has gone through several mobile guises over the years, with Pocket PC and SmartPhone devices being the most familiar platforms. Microsoft's latest venture is the ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) and the Samsung Q1 is the first to take advantage of the technology. In essence, the Q1 is a cross between a notebook and handheld computer – both in size and power terms. To prolong battery life, it uses an ultra-low-voltage (ULV) Intel Celeron processor, which runs at 900MHz. It also sports 512Mb of memory and has a 40Gb hard disk. The Q1 is undeniably an evolution in mobile computing but it's hard to see how far spread its appeal will be.
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3 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2006
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Microsoft's future of mobile computing may only appeal to select users
Source: Personal Computer World English
Windows has gone through several mobile guises over the years, with Pocket PC and SmartPhone devices being the most familiar platforms. Microsoft's latest venture is the ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) and the Samsung Q1 is the first to take advantage of the technology. In essence, the Q1 is a cross between a notebook and handheld computer – both in size and power terms. To prolong battery life, it uses an ultra-low-voltage (ULV) Intel Celeron processor, which runs at 900MHz. It also sports 512Mb of memory and has a 40Gb hard disk.
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3 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% display: 45%
70% Ultra Mobile PC Head To Head
Source: PC World English
Samsung's Q1 and TabletKiosk's EO--the first systems based on the Microsoft/Intel Ultra Mobile PC specification--prove you can cram an awful lot into a small package. Both devices condense the best features of a tablet into a package that's less than half the size and weight of a typical laptop. One of the things that is missing is the $500 to $1000 price that Microsoft and Intel had promised for UMPCs. My 512MB configuration of the shipping Q1 sells for $1099, and the shipping 1GB EO I tested sells for $1164 (TabletKiosk sells an $899 unit with only 256MB of memory). Those prices don't include an external optical drive, a keyboard, or an extra battery pack--all options many users will consider necessities.
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70 von 100
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2006
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% Samsung Q1
Source: PC Mag English
With Samsung's novel Q1 device ($1,099 direct), the much-hyped UMPC platform by Microsoft and Intel has arrived. First developed as part of the Origami project, these new, tiny Windows-based PCs are supposed to redefine how you compute on the go. In the end, though, I feel that the UMPC idea is just another questionable attempt by Bill Gates to revive the Slate Tablet. At first glance, the Q1 looks like a pumped-up Sony PSP. Even the scroll button resembles the joystick on the PSP. The big difference, of course, is that the Q1 is a fully functional PC loaded with the Windows XP (Tablet Edition) operating system.
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2.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 50%

Foreign Reviews

Edle Minis
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: performance: 70% display: 80%
40% Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 40% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
75% Samsung Q1-900 Casomii - Kompakter gehts kaum
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 40% performance: 10% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 50%
87% Mikro-Notebooks
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 82% features: 80% ergonomy: 85%
Ultra Mobile PC
Source: WCM German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: features: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Samsungs ultra-mobiler Origami-PC
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2006
67% Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2006
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 60%
Origami: Die Kunst des PC-Faltens
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2006

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Celeron M: It is a Pentium M with halved level 2 Cache and limited on FSB 400. The characteristic of this processor is the speed, which is hardly slower than an equivalent Pentium M. However it can change the speed not dynamically like the Pentium M and therefore needs without load more current.
It is also available as Low Voltage Version with very small current consumption.


353: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.2": 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.


0.8 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


63.71%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire One D260-23797
Atom Z540, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Asus U43F
Core i5 450M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Acer eMachines E525-901G1Mi
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Hi-Grade Notino R5500
Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Advent Roma 2000
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Advent Verona
Celeron M 743, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Gammatech Durabook D14RM
Celeron M 743, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Zoostorm Fizzbook Bang
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.4 kg
» Hercules E-Café 900-H60G/IAW
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900A
Atom N270, 8.9", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900
Celeron M 353, 8.9", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 701 4G
Celeron M 630 MHz, 7.0", 1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L40-139
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L40
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Samsung X1
Pentium M 753, 14.1", 1.7 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y4
Pentium M 778, 14.1", 1.5 kg
» Acer TravelMate 3002WTCI
Pentium M 740, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude 120L
Celeron M 380, 14.1", 3 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2423WXMi
Celeron M 370, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2424WXMi
Celeron M 380, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Acer Extensa 3102WXMi
Pentium M 740, 14.1", 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q1P
Pentium M 723, 7.0", 0.8 kg
» Amoi T31
Celeron M 373, 10.6", 1.2 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2492WLMi
Celeron M 420, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Acer TravelMate 2492NWLMi
Celeron M 420, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Asus W6
Pentium M 760, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-BX196VP
Pentium M 740, 15.4", 3 kg
» Motion LS800
Pentium M 753, 8.4", 1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)