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Samsung Q1 Ultra leads 2nd generation UMPC charge
Last year's CeBIT saw the introduction of the first Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs), which had been the subject of much pre-launch speculation thanks to a Microsoft teaser campaign based around the platform's 'Origami' codename.
The first UMPC was the Samsung Q1, which was criticised for being overpriced, underpowered, under-specificed and short on battery life. We did, however, appreciate ASUS's efforts to make the R2H appealing by bundling a excellent set of accessories including a digital TV card.
CeBIT 2007 sees a number of new '2nd generation' UMPCs, and Samsung is again leading the charge with its Windows Vista-based Q1 Ultra. We have details of this device, plus competitors from Amtek and Gigabyte. Will this new crop of devices deliver the 'go anywhere, do anything' promise of the UMPC platform?