Samsung Q1P SSD gets ZDNet airtime (sort of)

Zdnet_q1ssdIn a 5-minute video posted today at ZDNet, Samsung’s manager of marketing communications mistakenly refers to the recently upgraded Q1 as the Q1-SSD, even though it’s actually the Q1P SSD that 1) just hit the U.S., 2) has the 1GB of RAM he mentions, and 3) is in his hands. In any case, the mini interview starts off well, with a nice introduction by ZDNet’s David Berlind: "I’m in this booth that’s surrounded by cell phones, big screens, but the real big news I think is over here in the ultramobile PC category."

Sounds like genuine excitement to me, but Berlind ends up not quite being able to get off the size of the SSD ("Only 32GB of memory . . . a little bit of a limitation there on how many movies you can store on this thing"). He’s also somewhat stone-faced when the 3-hour battery life and $1,999 price tag are revealed. In the end, the video is really more of an overview of the Q1P SSD’s hardware than anything else. The Samsung exec doesn’t demonstrate anything, not even the quick start-up time he cites as an advantage of the solid-state disk.

I’m not sure how "convincing" or eye-opening the video is, but it’s still nice to see the UMPC getting some (relatively neutral) attention.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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