Summary: EDIT: 4 stars (3 was a typo) not 5 because it sometimes is too sluggish and the interface could still be slightly improved. Why did i get the Q1U? Because I wanted a good compromise between screen quality and portability in a windows device. What for? believe it or not: to be able to run a 3D CAD program (namely DesignCAD).
Summary: This system does not run well out of the box. You will need to upgrade the memory to 2gb and replace the atheros wifi module. The cheap wifi module causes the system to constantly pause (for up to 10 seconds!). It's a driver issue for sure but none the less, it's annoying. After these changes I still wasn't happy with the performance so I switched to xp tablet PC edition OS. Now my Q1u-v runs ok.
Summary: First and foremost, it works and works well. Both with the original 60GB disk (I used a 4GB "EP" SD chip for ReadyBoost) and with a SanDisk SSD I fitted (look up Hugo Ortega for how) it works at nice speed. The screen is clear and bright, you need good eyesight of course. The flaws: - WiFi range mediocre. At home it failed to work in a room where several other devices worked fine.
Light, small, fast, and amazing battery. Cant fault the Q1U
24 February 2009
Excerpt: Great little tablet PC with only a few drawbacks. Firstly the battery life is INCREDIBLE. On battery-save mode you get 12 hours with the big battery!! The screen is clear, the touchscreen is responsive and accurate. Some people have said the 600mhz version is slow but mine launches fullscreen video whilst web browsing with no problems at all. Worth being careful with the bloatware you install as there's a big selection on the disk, but you dont really need much of it.
Buy a better spec notebook with an integrated keyboard
24 October 2008
Excerpt: A couple of years ago I was very annoyed when someone stole my laptop and I didn't have a particularly big budget to replace it. I needed something small, but at the time small meant expensive. Then the Samsung Q1 emerged on the scene, with a 7" screen (3 inches smaller than my missing laptop) and what looked to be very impressive portability, all at a good price.
Summary: Ho questo mini pc a casa datomi come pc aziendale. Assolutamente molto bello ed elegante, oltre ala fatto di essere estremente pratico da portare in giro se, come me capita spesso di doversi muovere col pc dietro... La batteria non ha una gran durata ed esiste il caricabatterie da auto non dato in dotazione. E' possibile anche acquistare separatamenyte il kit con ventosa per metterlo sul vetro dell'auto e farlo funzionare come un navogatore large screen.
Pros: praticità, funzionalità
Cons: non adatto ad uso continuativo . senza lettore cd