After introducing a new category and form factor for PCs in 2006
with the release of the Q1 UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC), Samsung
announced the Q1P SSD Ultra Mobile PC at CES.
The device is the first UMPC of its kind to use an SSD
solid state flash memory-based hard drive in place of a
conventional rotational media-based hard drive.
The Q1P SSD is fueled by a 32GB of SSD (solid-state NAND) flash
memory, as opposed to the traditional 1.8" Hard Drive found in
the earlier Q1 models.
SSD-enabled model, boot time is 25-50 percent faster than systems
that employ a traditional hard drive, according to Samsung. Overall system performance
is significantly enhanced, as the SSD is capable of reading 300
times faster (53 MB/s) and writes 150 percent faster (28 MB/s)
than models with typical hard drives. With its departure from the
traditional hard drive, the Q1P SSD UMPC is equipped to withstand
twice the impact of the hard-drive-enabled model and its battery
life is also improved, as it requires less power to run the
flash-based SSD hard drive.