One of the first things that caught my attention when pictures of the upcoming Samsung NC10 netbook began to surface was its keyboard. While many netbooks attempt to save space by consolidating some keys and shrinking some others, the NC10’s 84 key keyboard doesn’t seem to make many compromises.
Unlike the Asus Eee PC, the NC10 positions the right shift key above the arrow keys, not to the right of them, making it easy for touch-typists to find. And by dropping the arrow keys a bit below the rest of the keyboard, there’s even room for dedicated page up and down buttons. Many other netbooks require you to hold down the Fn key while hitting the arrow buttons to access the page up and down features.
French site Blogeee scored some new high resolution images of the Samsung NC10, and I have to say it’s looking good. Blogeee also uncovered a few new details about the netbook, like the fact that the computer will support an external display with a maximum resolution up to 2048 x 1536 and 85Hz, has HD audio, and a 1.3MP camera.
We’ve also now got some dimensions to go with the Samsung NC10: 261mm x 185mm x 30mm or about 10.3″ x 7.3″ x 1.2″. The netbook weighs 1.33kg or about 2.9 pounds.