Samsung's Nano-powered Q1EX UMPC showcased at CeBIT

Samsung NP-Q1EX, first spotted at CES in January is finally going to hit the US shores very soon. Unlike its older sibling, Q1U, it does not have a keyboard, which was quite useful for typing short URLs quickly and for basic office editing on-the-go. Although by shedding the keyboard, the Samsung was able to further shrink its size and thus making it more ‘portable’.


  • 7-inch WSVGA touch screen (1024×600 resolution)
  • Windows XP Home
  • 1.2GHz VIA Nano ULV U2500 processor
  • VIA’s Chrome9 HC graphics
  • 1.3MP digital camera
  • WI-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 60GB HDD
  • 2GB RAM
  • SD card slot
  • 4000mAh battery

Samsung claims that it will have 4.5-hours of battery life. Right now, it is too early to comment on that. Also, its not-so-recession-friendly price tag of $775 is surely going to turn-off a lot of customers from buying it.