Samsung Q1EX UMPC Unearthed

IMAG0019 We met up with Shogmaster at the Tablet PC meetup tonight, and he showed us some photographs he took from the Samsung booth at CES on a new, but unannounced, UMPC from Samsung – the Samsung Q1EX. Oddly, they’ve done away with the keyboard from the Q1 Ultra, but added the following specs:

  • Integrated GPS
  • WiMax support
  • Battery life of 4.5 hours

No actual product was on the show floor. More pictures after the break

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Comments

  1. Proto732 says

    While I admit the keyboard on my Q1UP-V isn’t elegant, it is good for quick short entry … web addresses, username/password, notes & calendering. If I plan to write a lengthy email, or something like this comment I use my mini bluetooth keyboad.

    I can understand why they would eliminate it for space reasons, but I for one would miss it. The handwriting recognition is good, but entering non-dictionary words (passwords, addresses …) is tedious via stylus.

  2. Proto732 says

    just looking at the hi-res photos from the CES floor shots…

    so no mouse/joystick, buttons, or directon pad on the front surface either? FAIL.

    even though I might not type novels on the keyboard other keys that I use in combination with the stylus like Shift (file moves), CTRL (multiple object selection) Ctrl+Enter (web addresses), Direction pad (scrolling), ESC ey …

    No keys at all requires you to have an On Screen Keyboard on A LOT … eating up valuable screen space. An external keyboard is ok for when your are stationary, but defeats the entire purpose of a UMpc when mobile.

  3. Jason LEE says

    “so no mouse/joystick, buttons, or directon pad on the front surface either? FAIL.”

    not really…think about it!!…its sorta like buying a mercedes…without the extras like the leather seats…

    (personally im still happy with my Q1 ultra PREMIUM!!)
    but nice to know there is a cheappppp replacement incase..
    errr…..water damage??

  4. Proto732 says

    Jason, even if you don’t get leather seats on the Mercedes … you still have seats.

    This would be like Mercedes removing all the buttons from the dashboard, steering wheel, & center console and tell you can plug in this extra button pad and rest it on your lap, since there isn’t any dedicated place in the car to put it. Oh and you have to remove both your hands from the steering wheel any time you want to push a button. :)

    elimination of keyboard off the Q, I could survive…

    elimination of all control buttons makes the device fail and completely frustrating to use. In my opinion of course. :)

  5. arsinmsn says

    Moving most of the buttons off onto a separate keyboard seems perfect to me. If I need a keyboard I can attach (or associate) it, & otherwise I can leave it at home. This slims things down while providing the best screen to surface area ratio.

    By the way, shouldn’t there be a metric for this? How about:
    Screen surface area/total surface area

  6. Jason LEE says

    mercedes removing steering wheel….bit extreme

    i agree with arsinmsn…

    and its proberbly a more cheaper version of the current q1-EL
    its samsung q1 without:
    fingerprint reader, webcam, bluetooth, 600Mhz (not 800)

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