Samsung announces NAND flash PCs

@ 2006/05/24
Last week, we covered what looks to be the next big thing in portable computing: hybrid hard drives that combine a hefty chunk of NAND flash RAM with a traditional hard drive for better peformance and longer battery life. Samsung is upping the ante with the announcement of two new computers that get rid of the hard drive altogther, instead using NAND flash for all of the devices' storage needs.

The Samsung Q1 and Q30 will be available next month in South Korea, and will have 32GB NAND flash-based solid state disks instead of hard drives. The Q1 is an Origami-type device with a 7" 800x480 display powered by a 900MHz Intel Celeron M 353 CPU. If you're looking for a new laptop, Samsung's Q30 is a full-fledged subnotebook with a 12.1" 1280x768 display and a beefier 1.2GHz Celeron M753. Both devices come with a single 512MB stick of DDR2.

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