Looks like Samsung is taking a step in the right direction with this multi-functional UMPC. It is still a concept at this time, but its sleek design is very appealing. It can be a portable computer, gaming device and media player.
Unfortunately it’s not the P9. This UMPC is not even from Samsung. This sleek and innovative UMPC, with its detachable slider, is no more then a university design project. I was hoping we may see a design like this in the future, so maybe some manufactures will take a hint from this student’s design.
More manufacturers are turning away from the keyboardless UMPCs like the Samsung Q1. Asus, Fujitsu and now even HP are entering this subnotebook/UMPC market. The Eee PC has been a huge success for Asus and with many professionals and students preferring the lightweight, portable tablet notebooks it’s a no-brainer that all the other manufacturers would follow suit.
Check out the video of the Samsung P9 concept UMPC in action:
There is no word at this time if we will ever see this concept on the market or even a spec sheet. It looks very interesting though and the innovative split design, is similar to the Gateway One, but on a smaller scale. Being able to prop up the screen and detach the keyboard is a nice feature, imagine if it has a touchscreen too. This could be an Apple killer.