byEvan Blass||July 18th 2006 at 11:33amJuly 18th 2006 11:33 am
We still don't feel like consumers are rushing out to buy those portable but quirky UMPCs (well, an unnamed Engadget editor actually did rush out to buy one -- and returned it shortly thereafter), but it seems like the form factor is here to stay anyway, and now Korean manufacturer Daewoo Lucoms -- a spin-off of Daewoo Electronics -- has released its own version called the Solo M1. Specs on this one are almost identical to the Samsung Q1, as the two devices share the same low voltage 900MHz Intel Celeron processor, 7-inch touchscreen, 512MB of RAM, and of course, Windows XP Tablet Edition operating system. Also like the Q1, the Solo M1 sports both Bluetooth and WiFi wireless radios, and comes with the option of a built-in GPS receiver and/or DMB tuner. You'll have to forgive us for not getting too enthusiastic about these products anymore (the novelty wore off about 100 posts ago), but if you've set the bar a little lower than we have, then you can pick up your own M1 for about $1,050 -- in won, of course.