Samsung slips out tiny dual-core lappie

In the world of gadgets, the diddlier they come, the more we want them. Samsung, sensisbly, has recognised this obsession with all-that-is-wee by laun

In the world of gadgets, the diddlier they come, the more we want them. Samsung, sensisbly, has recognised this obsession with all-that-is-wee by launching the world’s smallest dual-core notebook, the Q35.

Weighing just 1.9kg, it has a compact 12.1in, 1280x800 widescreen display, all enclosed in case that’s less than 300mm wide and a lithe 35.8mm thick.

Dual-processing is a multi-tasker’s dream, and is present here in the shape of the mighty respectable Intel T2700. Other specs include Wi-fi and Bluetooth 2.0 – natch - 512MB RAM and an 80GB hard drive. The Q35 also has a six-in-one memory card reader and PC slot, and a six-cell battery which offers an impressive seven hours run time.

As a cool bonus, you can play DVDs, listen to tunes and peek at photos without waiting half an hour for Windows to load up: Samsung’s loaded the laptop with its instant-on software, AVS.

Samsung’s newbie is going up against some tough competition. Though it’s not as small as the Q35, Sony’s 13.3in S-reries notebook is a fine-looking piece of kit complete with dual core, a built-in webcam and one of Sony’s top notch X-black screens.

Price and release date are yet to be officially announced, but if you want a piece of the Q35’s portable power, put a grand aside: that’s how much our sources reckon it’ll cost.

The full specs are on Samsung's site here.