As reported yesterday, Samsung has officially announced that it’s bringing its line of laptops to the US, including the much-anticipated Samsung NC10 netbook. Laptop Magazine got some hands-on time with the NC10, and noted that it comes with a 6-cell battery, a 93% full size keyboard with sturdy construction. And it weighs 2.8 pounds, which is quite light compared with the 3.2 pound Asus Eee PC 1000H, although a hair heavier than the 6-cell MSI Wind U100.
The US model will have:
- CPU:1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU
- Display: 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels
- Storage: 160GB HDD
- Webcam: 1.3MP
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
- Expansion: 3 USB ports, 3-in-1 card reader, VGA output
- Dimensions: 10.3″ x 1.2″ x 7.3″
- Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Price: $499
The netbook also includes system recovery software and the ability to switch between power saver and high performance modes. In power saver mode the CPU speed is cut and the display backlight is dimmed to, you know, save power.
It’s worth noting that while Buy.com showed a $475 price for the Samsung NC10 yesterday, that price has been raised to $499. You can now also pre-order the Samsung NC10 at Amazon for $499. It’s available in metallic blue and metallic white and will likely ship in November if not sooner.