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[techPowerUp!]Samsung Readies 12.1" NC20 Netbook

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Samsung was a bit late to the netbook party with its first NC10 netbook, but now the company is going to catch up on others with NC20. Samsung NC20 will supposedly be the NC10 successor, and while the attention this week is on NVIDIA and Intel, The NC20 will be powered by a VIA platform. The reported specifications claim a 12.1-inch display, a 1.3GHz VIA Nano U2250 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM and a 160GB hard drive, all packed in a system that weighs 1.5 kilograms and costs US $642 (Euro 450). The netbook will feature built-in Bluetooth 2.0, Wireless 802.11b/g, single Ethernet, a 3-in-1 memory card reader and a 1.3MP camera. Other details remain sketchy for now, it's also unclear what platform this VIA CPU will plug into. Samsung will presumably debut the NC20 at CES next year.
Nano is coming folks
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The only problem with the Nano is you're looking at VIA graphics, which make even Intel look good.
    
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The main problem is that there is a huge price hike for few extra features, while having a slower CPU and GPU then all of the other netbooks on the market.
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why go Via?? thats a downgrade :X itd be interesting if they used the Nvidia Ion platform xD
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why go Via?? thats a downgrade :X itd be interesting if they used the Nvidia Ion platform xD
I would hardly call it a downgrade. The VIA nano has been proven to perform better than the atom.
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Finally a Nano product. Let's hope this one ends up actually showing up on the shelves with a Nano in it rather than ending up as vaporware like all the other announcements..

I somehow doubt even VIA Chrome could be any worse than the GMA945. Maybe if it's a really old chip they use, but I don't see why they would shoot themselves in the foot like that..
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I would hardly call it a downgrade. The VIA nano has been proven to perform better than the atom.
The graphics i mean >.> no intel graphics with via
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That's kinda pricey for a netbook though....
    
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Isn't a 12 inch screen too big to still be considered a netbook?

Anything over 10" isn't really a netbook in my opinion.
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