A few weeks ago the folks at Notebook Italia spotted a netbook called the Samsung NF208 which looks exactly like the recently released Samsung NF210 — except that it comes with a dual core Intel Atom N550 processor and it ships without an operating system. Unfortunately this model isn’t available in the US, where it’s hard to find notebooks that ship without an operating system installed. Most come with Windows or OS X, and occasionally if you look hard enough you can find a company selling a laptop computer with Linux.
The NF208, on the other hand, is a blank slate, allowing you to install your own operating system without paying for software you may not use up front.
The netbook has a 1024 x 600 pixel display, 2GB of DDR memory, and a 320GB hard drive. It includes a 6 cell battery.
SammyNetbook forum member citra_tdz reports that he picked up a Samsung NF208 in Indonesia. If you’ve found one in another part of the globe, let us know in the comments.