Samsung NC110 netbook gets a Cedar Trail update… but not in the US
The Samsung NC110 is a netbook with a 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and Windows 7 operating system. Last year I reviewed a model with an Intel Atom N455 single core processor and was reasonably impressed with the value it offered as an entry-level netbook.
Now Samsung is offering a model with a more powerful Atom N2600 dual core chip. The only catch is that the new model isn’t available in the US.
In fact Samsung hasn’t introduced any new netbooks in the US market so far this year.
The company is hardly alone. Dell has pretty much pulled out of the netbook market. And while Toshiba and Lenovo have both shown off new 10 inch mini-laptops with Intel Atom Cedar Trail processors, neither company has released a new netbook in the US since 2011.
Acer, Asus, and HP have all updated their netbook lines to include Cedar Trail processors, but those changes have come without much fanfare at a time when PC makers are more focused on tablets, ultrabooks, and other new products which are a bit more trendy and which carry higher profit margins.
If you do happen to be in a country where you can get your hands on the updated Samsung NC110, you can expect a computer with up to 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1.6 GHz Atom N2600 processor, and GMA 3600 graphics. In China the netbook is offered with Windows 7 Home Basic.
The laptop measures 10.2″ x 7.1″ x 1.3″ and weighs 2.6 pounds. It has 3 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and VGA outputs, Ethernet, and an SD card reader. It comes standard with a 6 cell battery.