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05-24-2006, 09:01 PM
<P><SPAN class=textstandard><STRONG><U>Samsung Q30</U> ("http//www.samsung.com/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRelease.asp?seq=20060523_0000257520#")</STRONG> will be the first PC to use a Solid State Disk (SSD) as storage and Samsung's notebook will, as expected,&nbsp;use the company's 32GB NAND Flash-based SSD, <U>which we've earlier reported about</U> ("http//www.nordichardware.com/index.php?news=1&amp;action=more&amp;id=1147"). This means that it has skipped the mechanical harddrive with its Q30 model, which according to Samsung makes it completely silent, no noise what-so-ever! We assume this means passive cooling all around and using a harddrive without moving parts and low heat dissipation you actually get a completely silent system, which you can compare to other computers of the same size that, according to Samsung, usually sends out about 30dB. Other advantages with a harddrive that uses memory circuits is that it is a lot more durable and the performance is also suppose to be considerably better than that of the mechanical equivalent.</SPAN></P><SPAN class=textstandard>
<P align=left>Samsung claims that its 32GB SSD will result in up to 300% faster read speeds (53MB/s) and 150% faster write speeds (28MB/s) than normal harddrives of the same format. They will also offer considerably faster boots of Windows XP, something we've discussed before.</P>
<P align=left><EM>"The Microsoft Windows XP operating system will boot up 25-50% faster on the SSD than on other drives—good news for those in a hurry. Moreover, the typical 1.8-inch hard disk drive weighs around 50 grams; whereas the SSD is 20 to 30 grams lighter, depending on the package type."</EM> </P>
<P align=left>The complete specifications for Samsung Q30-SSD and the smaller UMPC model Q1-SSD, which also use Samsung's SSD, can be found below;</P>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>NT-Q30-SSD</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>NT-Q1-SSD</FONT></STRONG></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Processor</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Intel® Celero® M 753 (1.2GHz)</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Intel® Celero® M 353 (900 MHz)</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Memory</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>1 SODIMM Socket, DDR2 400 MHz, 512 MB</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>1 SODIMM Socket, DDR2 400 MHz, 512 MB</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>LCD</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>12.1" WXGA (1280 x 768) TFT-LCD</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>7" WVGA (800 x 480) TFT-LCD</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Graphic</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Intel GMA 900</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Intel GMA 900</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Video Memory</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>DVMT</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>DVMT</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Storage</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>32GB SSD</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>32GB SSD</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>External ODD</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Ultra-slim (9.5mmH)Super-multi Drive (Red)</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>-</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Communications</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Modem/Lan Combo, WLAN (802.11 b/g)</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>10/100 Ethernet, Mini card WLAN (802.11 b/g), Bluetooth v2.0</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>TV / DMB</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Embedded DMB</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Embedded DMB</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Keyboard</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>83-key Korean Keyboard</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Keyboard and Organizer Package included</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Audio</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>SRS 3D Sound Support, 16-bit Stereo, SB Pro compatible, Internal Stereo Speaker (2W x 2)</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>SRS 3D Sound Support, 16-bit Stereo, SB Pro compatible, Internal Stereo Speaker (2W x 2)</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Power</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>60W AC adapter (110-240 free volt)</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>60W AC adapter (110-240 free volt)</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Battery</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Li-ion BatteryStandard 3-CellExtended 6-Cell</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>Li-ion BatteryStandard 3-CellExtended 6-Cell </FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Dimension</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>287.7 x 197.5 x 18.0 ~ 23.8 mm(without battery)</FONT></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>227.5 x 139.5 x 24.5~26.5 mm(without battery)</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR>
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<DIV><STRONG><FONT size=1>Weight (w/o Option)</FONT></STRONG></DIV></TD>
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<P><FONT size=1>1.14 kg(HDD onboard notebook 1.16kg)</FONT></P></DIV></TD>
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<DIV><FONT size=1>751 g (HDD onboard notebook 777g)</FONT></DIV><FONT size=1><IMG height=1 src="http//www.samsung.com/images/spacer.gif" width=1></FONT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<P>This launch by Samsung has been longed for by many, including your's truly, and it is going to be very interesting to see the first tests of the 32GB SSD. Those who are interested in the first SSD equipped systems should know that Q30 will cost $3700 and the smaller Q1 unit $2430.</P>
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