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Samsung Readies 12.1-inch NC20 Netbook for CES Next Year

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Other sources say the NC20 is NOT the successor to the NC10 netbook (subnotebook), but staked at a different market: "ultra" laptop format not netbook format. We'll have to see. There has been noise of a NC11 to replace the NC10.

Let's hope Samsung has stuck with the excellent readability of the MATTE screen on the NC10 and hasnt ventured into glossy screens like their other larger laptop offerings!
 
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Its a perfect size for me but still to underpowered. Right now I have a Dell Mini 9 but the thing is just to small.

My Perfect Netbook would be:
12.1" Screen
large keyboard
Dual core atom 330
2gb ram
6 cell battery
32gb ssd
card reader
wifi
bluetooth
Vista (vLited ofcourse ;) )

I know this is getting a little close to full blown laptop but its not quite there and would be a lot deal lighter. Don't need an optical drive and I guess the camera could be optional. All this for $500 and it would be a steal.
 
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Its a perfect size for me but still to underpowered. Right now I have a Dell Mini 9 but the thing is just to small.

My Perfect Netbook would be:
12.1" Screen
large keyboard
Dual core atom 330
2gb ram
6 cell battery
32gb ssd
card reader
wifi
bluetooth
Vista (vLited ofcourse ;) )

I know this is getting a little close to full blown laptop but its not quite there and would be a lot deal lighter. Don't need an optical drive and I guess the camera could be optional. All this for $500 and it would be a steal.
change the atom with a dualcore athlon 64 X2, then a 64GB SSD and a proper chipset like AMD 780G/690G
 
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change the atom with a dualcore athlon 64 X2, then a 64GB SSD and a proper chipset like AMD 780G/690G
for why?
 
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change the atom with a dualcore athlon 64 X2, then a 64GB SSD and a proper chipset like AMD 780G/690G
but then its not a netbook its a laptop. When I think netbook I think lightwieght and lowpower. If you were to add an athlon x2 and a higher end chipset it would require more power use (less battery life), require better cooling, and it would make it a lot heavier.

I love how dell mini is so light and the battery lasts almost 4 hours.
 
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but then its not a netbook its a laptop. When I think netbook I think lightwieght and lowpower. If you were to add an athlon x2 and a higher end chipset it would require more power use (less battery life), require better cooling, and it would make it a lot heavier.

I love how dell mini is so light and the battery lasts almost 4 hours.
AMD had announced (at some point) an Athlon 2000 and 780G platform that supposedly drew less power than the Atom/945GSE, but was still aimed at the same market.


There's nothing wrong with beefing up the specs on netbooks, just once they get above $500 and 10 inches, I would find it difficult to call them netbooks still.

I'm curious as to what graphics chip this laptop uses, whether it's the awful Unichrome integrated series, or this is one of the first examples of 'trinity' and they use a Chrome gpu.