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Samsung Netbook Revealed


Samsung Netbook Revealed

Humour me, if you will, and riddle me this. What's white, has a 10in screen, and an Atom processor? No, it's not an Eee PC, or an MSI Wind. In fact, it's Samsungs netbook offering - how could you not guess!?

Spec-wise Samsung has done a lot nothing discernable at all to differentiate from the competition. An Atom CPU, 10in (almost certainly 1,024 x 600) screen and the usual trip of USB ports and VGA out match Samsung's offering to just about everyone else's.

The only major difference, in fact, between Samsung's offering and its rivals' is that Samsung isn't expecting to launch its system before October. If its TV pricing is anything to go by, Samsung could well have a winner on price, though.

Anyone else got a netbook they want to announce, then?



Bob Zub

September 9, 2008, 7:35 pm

Just in case Samsung is reading this.... please don't ship UK models with the Fn key in the corner of the keyboard!

It's an undefendable design decision IMO


September 9, 2008, 7:53 pm

Motion carried!

John Dann

September 9, 2008, 8:00 pm

Well if the resolution genuinely is 1024x768 then that's certainly a differentiator. Or was that a typo/wishful thinking? Difficult call to make really. 768 vertical would certainly be a major pro for web browsing and eg reading PDFs, which are often portrait in format, but not so good for wide-screen DVD/photo's etc. Personally I'd much rather have the 768.


September 9, 2008, 8:05 pm

Shame that was a typo, then.


September 9, 2008, 9:30 pm

I'm still waiting for a netbook with a 1280x800 resolution (10 inch preferably).

I'd be willing to pay up to $100 on top of the price of the same 1024x600 model.

Does anyone know if there are any netbooks with 1280x800 resolution?


September 10, 2008, 2:23 am

The HP 2133 mininote has 1280 resolution. (I'm not sure if it's 720 or 800 vertical).


September 10, 2008, 2:11 pm

Seems like my favourite netbook features are spread across different models!

I'd love the screen and keyboard from the HP Mininote with the passively-cooled atom in the Dell!

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