It was widely reported in the blogosphere that Samsung would be releasing a really heavy, really big, non-Atom Samsung NC20 netbook next month. It calls itself a netbook, but given its 12.1-inch display and 1.5kg bodyweight, this is an extremely dubious claim. Adding to this rather questionable assertion is the fact it’ll run off a 1.3GHz VIA Nano U225 chip, rather than an Atom CPU.
Now here’s a bunch of specs that make it very netbook worthy – starting with a choice of HDD or SDD, WiFi, Ethernet connection, USB ports, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, multi-card reader and VIA Chrome 9HC3 graphics. And let’s not forget Bluetooth. Pricing estimators have put this one in the $500 USD category. This will be confirmed next month. The NC10 was a reputable piece of kit, so here’s hoping Samsung doesn’t undo all that hard work by ruining the NC netbook name.
So does bigger mean better? As the old adage goes – only time will tell.[via Engadget]
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