g43 s CeBIT : Best UMPCs Roundup; Samsung Q1U, ASUS T83 & Digital Cube G43

There are a number of UMPCs we saw around CeBIT and here are some we feel is
the best around from this show. They are from Samsung, ASUS and Digital Cube.
The Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC is the successor to the earlier Q1 model and weighs
slightly lighter at 690g compared to 780g. 
Digital Cube, a Korea company has displayed the World’s Smallest UMPC to date
with a 4.3" TFT LCD at 800 x 480 resolution.
ASUS has showed a Tablet-like UMPC with lots of integrated features as touted.
Interestingly, all three UMPCs are powered by different platforms. Samsung uses
Intel, ASUS uses VIA and Digital Cube uses AMD processors.

Samsung Q1 Ultra

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samsungq1ultraspecs CeBIT : Best UMPCs Roundup; Samsung Q1U, ASUS T83 & Digital Cube G43

There are a number of UMPCs we saw around CeBIT and here are some we feel is
the best around from this show. They are from Samsung, ASUS and Digital Cube.
The Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC is the successor to the earlier Q1 model and weighs
slightly lighter at 690g compared to 780g. It is slightly smaller too although
the display is the same as the Q1, a 7" WSVGA. Q1 Ultra runs on a 800MHz Pentium
M processor, 1GB DDR2-400 SO-DIMM and has a 60GB 1.8" HDD. In comparison, the
current Q1 has 900MHz or 1GHz Celeron ULV processor, 512MB DDR2-400 SO-DIMM and
a 40GB HDD. It supports features like 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth
2.0, HSPDA and mobile WiMax. Interestingly, it runs off a 32-bit Windows Vista
Home Premium Edition. There are optional add-ons like Finger Print scanner, Dual
cameras, navigation pack, UBS keyboard, CD/DVD combo drive, as well as 6-cell
battery pack. The battery life of Q1 Ultra using 4-cell battery is approximate
3.5 hours while a 6-cell battery allows up to 6.8 hours.
 

Digital Cube iStation TG43

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Digital Cube, a Korea company has displayed the World’s Smallest UMPC to date
with a 4.3" TFT LCD at 800 x 480 resolution. It is able to support an AMD Geode
[email protected] up to 500MHz or a Geode [email protected] up to 600MHz clock. It has only
256MB of RAM thou You can have a choice of either 30GB or 60GB HDD and a choice
of either Windows XP or Linux. Other features include 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth
or a Touch-Pad. It has a playback time of up to 4hrs. It will be available in
Korea this coming June with a price tag of US$ 700.

ASUS T83

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ASUS has showed a Tablet-like UMPC with lots of integrated features as touted.
It has a 7" Wide TFT screen at 800 x 480 resolution. It is powered by VIA C7-M
ULV processor at 1GHz with a max TDP of 3.5W. It has 512MB of RAM upgradeable to
2GB and a 30 or 60GB HDD. It weighs 950g, slightly on the heavy side. It has
many other features including a QWERTY keyboard, GPS, integrated camera, WLAN
and Bluetooth. It is touted to last up to 6 hours on battery. Price tag is less
than US$ 1000 slated for later half of this year.