Samsung’s new ultra small laptop

Samsung has just launched what it claims to be the world’s smallest dual-core notebook, a machine it describes as “ultra-mobile” that weighs just 4.16 pounds and sports a 12.1in, 1280 × 800 wide screen display.

The Q35 is based on an Intel Core Duo T2700 processor, which is connected to an Intel 945GM chipset across a 667MHz front side bus. The notebook also comes with an 80 GB hard drive for storing things like movies, video clips and photos.

The machine is expected to come with 512MB and there’s a DVD±R/RW drive on board, accessible not only through Windows XP but also the Q35’s instant-on multimedia controller, AVS, which lets users play music, watch DVDs and view photos without having to boot up the operating system first. The graphics come courtesy of the chipset’s integrated engine, while the laptop’s HD audio system is boosted with SRS’ 3D sound technology.

Connectivity is fairly standard with Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11a/b/g, and 10/100Mbps Ethernet. Other highlights include an HD audio system with SRS 3D technology, a six-in-one memory card reader, PC Card slot, FireWire and a couple of USB 2.0 ports.

The manufacturer is expected to offer the Q35 with lesser Core Duo and Core Solo processors, and a range of hard drive capacities.