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Amazon carries entire Samsung Q1 UMPC series

Q1p_ssd_amazonDespite their classification as notebook computers, all five models that make up Samsung’s first generation of Q1 UMPCs are all available right now through online megastore Amazon. Perfectly in sync with the official product page are the original Q1, Q1b, Q1P, Q1P Vista, and Q1P SSD, the majority of which are eligible for free shipping.

Some of the prices are actually a bit higher than other retailers, which is unexpected from Amazon, but they’re still not too bad: $899 for the Q1b, $999 for the Q1, $1249 for the Q1P, $1299 for the Q1P Vista, and $1999 for the Q1P SSD.

Amazon is actually one of the only places that doesn’t exclude Hawaii (where I live) from its free shipping offers, so I shop there as often as I can and recommend them to everyone. Most other retailers don’t seem to know that Hawaii is part of the United States and charge people here exorbitant fees for next-day and express delivery services.

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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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3 thoughts on “Amazon carries entire Samsung Q1 UMPC series

  • I have the same shipping problem as you, living in Alaska. As I’m sure you are well aware, there are lots of places that don’t even ship outside the Continental United States. Why Alaska is not considered part of the continent for shipping purposes is a mystery to me.

    I suppose on the plus side, when things are shipped here from Asia they arrive a day or two earlier.

    Have you tried http://www.shiptohawaii.com/ ? They also run a shiptoalaska business, but I’ve never tried it. I don’t like the membership fee part, but if you order enough stuff it might be worth it.

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  • Does Amazon ship to Alaska for free?

    I think when retailers offer free UPS Ground shipping to the 48 contiguous states, they should at least offer USPS Priority for Alaska and Hawaiii, which is much cheaper and sometimes even faster than next- or second-day delivery services.

    I don’t understand why some places (Woot, for example) won’t ship to us AT ALL. We’re part of the United States!

    I’ve read about ShipToHawaii but have never wanted anything badly enough to actually sign up or look into it further. Amazon often has the best prices anyway, so I usually just wait for whatever I want to appear there. Something like ShipToHawaii would be great for shopping at SonyStyle, though, who charges tax and outrageous s/h. I think my UX180P ended up costing several hundred dollars more there than it would’ve been through Amazon.

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  • Yep, Amazon ships for free to Alaska too (although not on everything), so they are also my preferred e-tailer. I also like ZipZoomFly for parts, they charge an extra $10 for shipping.

    I almost signed up for ShipToAlaska just for woot, and in our quest to find a baby crib we liked (couldn’t find anyone to ship one here for less than $150) but then common sense prevailed.

    I don’t really get the increased shipping costs to here since Anchorage is a major FedEx/UPS hub to Asia, so their planes are coming through regularly anyway!

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