Small size, big performers
Samsung Q1P SSD
Weighing in at only 1.7 pounds and small enough to fit into a handbag, Samsung’s much lauded, ultra-mobile PC has finally hit shelves.
Powered by a 1.0GHz Intel processor, the Windows-based tablet is perfect for business travelers tired of lugging around a laptop but in need of more computing power than a PDA provides. Samsung boasts that the 32GB SSD flash drive reads 300 times faster and writes 150 percent faster than PCs with rotational hard drives, making the Q1P SSD both small and speedy. $1,999
To stay connected to just about everything while leaving your computer at home, look to Nokia, which has introduced the widescreen multimedia N800 Internet Tablet.
The sleek and portable Nokia N800 combines a personal Internet experience with easy wireless connections, a high-resolution display and support for a wide variety of Web applications.
The Nokia N800 introduces faster performance, full-screen finger qwerty keyboard, easier continuous connections through Wi-Fi or via Bluetooth, and integrated full-featured camera. $399
Sony VAIO UX Premium Micro PC
Sony recently introduced an upgrade to its flash-based, wonderfully compact VAIO UX Micro PC. The first product offering sold out completely at sonystyle.com last year. The latest version of the device—dubbed the UX Premium Micro PC—will include all the bells and whistles of the original gadget, including an Intel Core Solo processor, and add a 32GB flash memory drive, which speeds program access and increases the reliability of data storage. $2,500