CES 2007: OQO Unveils Model 02 Tablet PC, Samsung Releases Q1P SSD UMPC, Medion UMPC Coming January 30

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OQO Unveils Model 02 Tablet PC

In his keynote speech at CES, Bill Gates showcased OQO’s Model 02. Weighing in at only one pound the Model 02 is the smallest Windows Vista capable computer. The Model 02 is up to four times faster than its predecessor, the Model 01+ and it has a brighter display. The Model 02’s new design features a 1.5ghz processor from Via and a 30GB or 60GB hard drive.

More Model 02 features:

  • A new ergonomic backlit keyboard
  • TouchScrollers for easy input and navigation.
  • Wireless connectivity – including EV-DO Wireless WAN, WiFi and Bluetooth
  • 5" Wide VGA LCD display

The Model 02 is available now with prices starting at $1,499 and its entire lineup can be customized to fit the needs of each user or organization.

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Samsung Releases Q1P SSD UMPC

Samsung announced their newest UMPC model, the Q1P SSD. The Q1P SSD is the first UMPC of its kind to use an SSD, solid state flash memory-based hard drive, in place of a conventional rotational media-based hard drive. The Q1P SSD features faster data access and boot time compared to its predecessors the Q1 and the Q1P.

The Q1P SSD is the most powerful UMPC model available today. Fueled by an impressive 32GB of SSD (solid-state NAND) flash memory, as opposed to the traditional 1.8" hard drive found in the earlier Q1 models. The Q1P SSD is ideal for those applications that require a no-compromise, high-performance mobile computing solution that can operate in diverse conditions. The Q1P SSD is equipped to withstand twice the impact of the hard-drive-enabled model and its battery life is also improved because it requires less power to run the flash-based SSD hard drive versus a conventional, rotational media-based hard drive.

Samsung’s Q1P SSD model is available now with prices starting at $1,999. To Read More click here.


Medion UMPC Coming January 30

It look as though the Medion UMPC is real. Bill Gates demonstrated one during his keynote speech at CES. The specs should please readers interested in the MD RIM 1000:

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • 802.11b/g WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Onboard GPS
  • DVB-T tuner and webcam

Medion’s first UMPC will be available on Jan 30, but there is no word of pricing yet. Thanks to Engadget for the tip.




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