Samsung Q30-SSD (12.1″)
Mfr’s Description: The two new SSD-enabled PC offerings are designed for optimal portability and resolve many of the traditional challenges of mobile computers. The data in flash memory are much more secure against external shocks that can occur when transporting a mobile computer. The SSD can withstand about twice the impact that would cripple a regular hard disk drive. In addition, stored data can be more easily retrieved from flash memory than traditional hard drives when PCs are dropped or liquid is spilled on the device. These mobile computing devices are the ideal solution for professionals and executives who are constantly on the move.
This notebook is not available in the US under the Samsung brand.
Note: This thing has no fans, which means low noise.
Note: The harddrive is a Solid State Disk – flash-based, and therefore produces no noise, is faster, and better on battery life.
This is based on Samsung’s Q30, however there are some subtle differences in addition to the harddrive.
Reviews located at the bottom of the page.
|Company:||Samsung Electronics Co., LTD|
|Product Page:||To be determined|
|Type:||Ultraportable Flash-based notebook|
|Cost (MSRP/Street):||Starting at $3700 USD|
CPU/Processor & Chipset
|Processor Model:||Celeron M 753 Ultra Low Voltage (ULV)|
|Systemboard Chipset:||Intel 855GME, ICH4M|
Display and Graphics
|Graphics Chipset:||Intel Extreme Graphics 2 Technology (GMA 900)|
|Screen Type:||TFT LCD|
|Memory Type:||DDR2 SDRAM|
|Shared With Video:||Yes|
|Hard Drive Interface:||SSD – Solid State Disk/NAND-based Flash memory|
|Hard Drive Capacity:||32GB|
|Hard Drive Physical Size:||9.5mm|
|Optical Drive:||External, Optional|
|Harddrive Shock Protection:||?|
|Default Battery Size:||3-cell 26.6WHr, 6-cell Optional 53.2WHr|
|Mfr Estimated Runtime:||Over 3.5 hours (3-cell) (Increased over the Q30)|
Dimensions, and Weight
|Height:||18mm – 23.8mm|
|Wireless:||Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG|
|USB Ports:||2x USB 2.0|
|Firewire (IEEE 1394):||1x 6-pin IEEE 1394|
|PS/2, Serial, Parallel:||No|
|Infrared:||No||PC Card Slots:||?|
|Flash Memory Card:||Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), Compact Flash (CF)|
|Audio Chipset:||AC’97 Compliant|
|Audio I/O:||Headphone/line-out, Microphone/Line-In, Optical S/PDIF|
|Installed OS:||Microsoft Windows XP Home or|
Microsoft Windows XP Pro
|Included Software:||Varied – See Product Site for Details|
Protection and Security
|Fingerprint Reader:||No||Hardware Passwords:||BIOS Password|
|Warranty:||See product site for details|
Note these are for the Q30, however they apply here
CNET Asia – December 2005 – (US$2,347.66) certainly doesn’t make for a very affordable notebook but the Q30 clearly wants to target the higher-end segment of the market.
TrustedReviews – January 2005 – 8 out of 10 – TrustedReviews.com “Recommended” – If youâ€™re looking for a very light and slim notebook to carry around with you all day, every day, youâ€™d be hard pushed to find a better unit than the Samsung Q30. Just make sure that you donâ€™t need PC Card or Bluetooth support.