Samsung has announced its first Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) to run Windows Vista.

The Q1P features an Intel Pentium processor, 7in touch screen, 60GB hard drive, 1GB memory and stereo speakers. The unit also includes an 'inking' feature which allows data to be input directly from the touchscreen, with results similar to handwritten notes. The device also supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Mike Krammer, director of Windows client mobility at Microsoft said: “This new addition to the UMPC category combines the power of Windows Vista with a lightweight, carry-everywhere hardware design.”

The Q1P is available in the US only at present, priced at $1,299 (£672), although more news about European availability is expected to be announced at Cebit later this week.