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Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA review

£899 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Samsung

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA is a great device if you just need to stay online while you're on the move, but it's not really equipped for anything more taxing.

The Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA is a great device if you just need to stay online while you're on the move, but it's not really equipped for anything more taxing.

Samsung has been a long time supporter of the UMPC format and the latest addition to its dinky PC range is the Q1 Ultra HSDPA.

As the name suggests, the Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA includes an HSDPA (high-speed download packet access) adaptor so you can access the internet wherever you've got a mobile phone signal if you pop in a compatible SIM card.

The Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA is certainly a usable machine, but you'd probably find things difficult if it was your primary PC.

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It's great to use when you're out and about, especially as you can take the internet with you pretty much wherever you go, but the Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA is not really suitable for fulltime use.

Take the keyboard for example. It's split between the top two corners of the device, with half the keys on each side. Just getting used to the Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA's layout takes a fair amount of time and the keys are also pretty small. It's better than having no keyboard at all, but use it for any serious amount of input and it'll start to annoy you.

The Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA is pretty underpowered, featuring an 800MHz Intel A110 chip and just 1GB of RAM, which managed to achieve a WorldBench 6 score of only 14.

Likewise, the Samsung Q1 Ultra HSDPA only managed a poor 2 frames per second (fps) running the demanding FEAR gaming test – no surprise for a UMPC.

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Samsung Q1 Ultra A110 reviews verified by Reevoo

Samsung Q1 Ultra A110Scores 6.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
800MHz Intel A110, Speedstep
1GB DDR2 RAM
Windows Vista Home Premium
60GB hard drive
802.11b/g/n, HSDPA, Bluetooth, ethernet
2x USB 2.0
SD/MMC
7in, 1.024x600 screen
Intel 945, 128MB
228x124x24mm
0.69Kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 7 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 6 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

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