Samsung Electronics America has announced the latest addition to its line of ultra-mobile computing devices, the Q1 Ultra. Designed to offer the power of a desktop or notebook computer in a device that can be taken anywhere, the Q1 Ultra comes with an integrated, split-QWERTY keypad, a mouse, and user-defined function keys. It offers a battery life of 4.5 hours and weighs just 1.5 pounds.

The Q1 Ultra features the new Intel Ultra Mobile Processor running at 600 or 800 MHz, along with 1 gigabyte of high-speed DDR2 system memory. It includes both 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, as well as a factory-optional cellular modem—providing users with ubiquitous communications regardless of their location. It supports Microsoft Windows Vista and XP Tablet Edition operating systems, enabling full PC compatibility with all applications, Samsung says.

The device also comes with a 300-pixel webcam and a dual-array microphone, enabling face-to-face video conferencing. Additionally, a 1.3-megapixel camera supports video recording and still pictures, allowing users to record and send videos or photographs with a single device. Its seven-inch LCD touch screen features 1,024 x 600 resolution.

The Q1 Ultra is available in a number of configurations, starting at $799. An integrated fingerprint reader is available for additional security, and other options include a docking station that supports three USB 2.0 ports, a GPS navigation receiver and maps, and a DVD-RW external Optical Disk Drive.

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