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First Samsung NC20 review appears

March 6, 2009 at 11:00 am

NC20The Samsung NC10 has been one of the most popular and critically acclaimed netbooks on the market to date. The Samsung NC20 is its elder brother, featuring a 12.1-inch (1280 x 800) screen as opposed to the 10″ screen found in the NC10. The first review of the Samsung NC20 has appeared over at Laptap Mag, just over a week before its March 16 launch in the US. The NC20 will be the first netbook to support the 1.6GHz VIA Nano CPU, as opposed to the Intel Atom, but performance was found to be on par if not slightly better than Intels offering.

Laptop Mag’s overall verdict was four stars and found that the NC20 blurred the line between netbooks and notebooks. However, they found that the larger screen size gives a comfortable computing experience with a solid keyboard, which some users may be willing to pay extra for. It’s worth mentioning that the review is based on a Korean unit, with the main difference being that it comes with a lower capacity battery than the one shipping in the US version.

Vote for ‘Netbook of 2008′ at Engadget

March 3, 2009 at 7:43 pm

Engadget Netbook Awards 2008Voting is currently open at Engadget to determine nominations for Netbook of the Year 2008. It’s worth popping along to nominate which netbook you feel deserves the accolade. At the current comment count of 67, it looks like the Acer Aspire One is leading the charge along with the Dell Mini 9 with ten votes and nine votes respectively. Those just behind on six votes each are the Samsung NC10, MSI Wind U100 and the Lenovo S10. A solid list of nominees so far.

Samsung NC20 set for US launch on 16th March

March 3, 2009 at 10:18 am

The Samsung NC20, the big brother to the hugely successful NC10, is set to launch exclusively in the US through Newegg.com from 16th March. The Samsung NC20 features a 12.1″ (1280 x 800) screen as opposed to the 10″ screen found in the NC10, entering into borderline notebook category. There is no confirmation on US price right now (it is not yet listed on Newegg), however it is listed on Amazon UK at just shy of £380.

Samsung NC20 vs NC10

The Samsung NC20 will be the first netbook to support the 1.6GHz VIA Nano CPU and will come with 1GB Ram and a 5900-mAh battery. According to the guys over at Laptop Mag, it will come in black only. Click through to the link below to read their thoughts on the main differences over the NC10 and a short video on the NC20.

Via Laptop Blog.

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