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It’s not as if we didn’t already know that Samsung was developing a netbook. But it’s always nice to get confirmation. And details. Lots and lots of details. Akihabara News reports that Samsung has officially announces its entry into the netbook market: the Samsung NC10.

What sets it apart from every other current generation low cost ultraportabale on the market today? Well, it’s from Samsung. Yeah, that’s about it. Here’s the skinny on the specs:

  • Display: 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels
  • CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom
  • Storage: 80GB to 160GB HDD
  • OS: Windows XP Home
  • Expansion: 3 USB ports, 3-in-1 card reader, VGA output
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth
  • Webcam: 1.3MP
  • Battery: 6 cell, 8 hours (really?)
  • Weight: 1.33kg or about 2.9 pounds
  • Dimensions: 1.19 cm high, or about .5 inches
Oh yeah, and it has an anti-bacterial keyboard.
According to Pocket Lint the Samsung NC10 will be available in Europe in October for about £329 or $590 US.

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11 replies on “Samsung NC10 netbook gets all official-like”

  1. Please o please, Samsung,

    No silver edge and silver hinges! Just plain black, blue or white and no shiny glossy features.

  2. I’m thinking of replacing my Eee PC 901 with the NC10. I really fancy a bigger keybaord and screen and the little SSD has become a pain on the Eee

  3. official word is that it will be released in the US in mid-November.

    1. UK Site (saveonsamsung.com) has it on pre-order for £255.31 excluding VAT. Based on current conversion rates, that would be about $440 USD.

  4. Interesting that Samsung uses nano silver coating on the keyboard. This has caused a lot of environmental concerns when used in other Samsung products such as washing machines, with potential problems such as encouraging the evolution of resistant bacteria.

    I, being an environmentally aware consumer (and also looking for a netbook to buy) will think twice about the Samsung product for this reason.

    1. I am also concerned about this, but am wondering if it supposedly works by toxicity or by preventing a point of attachment. The keyboard looks pretty good.

  5. 1.19 cm in height?! Less than half an inch?! That’s simply amazing, compared to other netbooks. But, it still weights almost 3 pounds, which is comparable to others. 8 hours on the 6-cell battery would be nice though.

    1. That’s what the press release says. But honestly. I’m guessing they measured
      at the thinnest point. That’s the only dimension listed. No length or width.

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