Wednesday May 24, 2006 2:02 pm
New Samsung PCs To Come With NAND-based Solid State Drives
A couple of months ago we talked about Samsung taking their NAND flash memory modules and incorporating them into Solid State Disk (SSD) drives that operate faster than conventional hard drives and use less power in the process. Now they’re taking those same 32GB SSD drives and stuffing them into their new Q1 and Q30 portable devices.
The Q1 has a form factor and feature set similar to an Origami device with a 7” 800x480 display and an Intel Celeron M running at 900MHz. The Q30 is a laptop, sporting a 12.1” LCD with a 1280x768 resolution, and an Intel Celeron M at 1.2GHz. Both models feature 512MB of memory and a 32GB SSD drive. The Q30 is said to load Windows XP fifty percent faster and access data three times faster than a hard drive equipped model. Samsung has neglected to mention what the power saving features of the drive translate into for real world use.
All good things come at a price, and the Q1 and Q30 are no exception to the case. They’re scheduled for release in Korea next month with the Q1 priced at $2,430 USD and the Q30 at $3,700 USD.
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