"Great for Work; Decent for Older Gaming"3.5 starson by BlueTruth
Pros: Small, Mobile, VGA Port, USB, Built-in Keyboard, 40gb Hard Drive, Change Resolution, Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons: Short Battery Life, Celeron Processor
Summary: Gaming seems to be one of the things that people want to use the Q1 for, and there is no problem with that; however, the Q1 uses Intel's proprietary 3D hardware. This severely limits the capabilities the Q1 has in gaming. The games that are going to run on the Q1 are old games (a la Starcraft and Classic Counter-Strike). Not to say that no new games will run, just that most require advanced graphics cards which this system will not support (ie: Half-Life 2, World of Warcraft, etc.). Not to say that the Q1 can't be used for games because it can, it is not the graphical powerhouse that most gamers would desire.
Glad that's over with. I have spent time thinking about the Q1 and messing around with some of its features. This is the perfect toy for any college student. Its mobile, has a USB port, touch screen, and can connect to WiFi networks on college campuses. The Q1 is also perfect for anyone in a mobile field (hospitals, police, military, etc.). Most of the examples I have provided need to make notes and connect to wireless networks on a daily basis. The Q1 is light enough to make any work done effective. With the addition of the USB port, users are able to connect a USB Keyboard, CD-Rom, Mouse, Headset, or any other device they need.
One of the programs that works great with the Q1 is Microsoft's One Note, which I personally consider a necessity for any students that own a Q1. One Note is designed from the ground up to be integrated with the Tablet PC Edition of Windows XP. It allows users to write directly into the program with the stylus or type, perfect for replacing 120 credit hours worth of notes. Using the integrated mic, students could also record lectures directly into their notes.
At the moment, the device is overpriced for the common person, fit only for (for lack of better word) "tech geeks." Overtime as prices for parts go down, the cost of the Q1's predecessors will hopefully follow. Once again, this is not a gaming console. Perhaps in a few years one of its predecessors may become the next PSP, but at this time it is not powerful enough to compete except to run older games. in the end... be careful, this might be the newest toy to make an appearance in Jack Bauer's arsenal in 24 for its mobility, ability to connect to wireless networks, and VoIP.