The NC20 not so sub sub-notebook
With its 12″ screen the Samsung NC20 is not quite a netbook and not quite a notebook. Perhaps it is a midbook!? There seems to be a big split between people who think this is positioned to suit nobody’s needs and others who are looking forward to the slightly bigger size as they found 10″ too small and 13″ too big (or too expensive!).
As always, a big factor in it’s success will be price, other than the difference in size, there doesn’t seem anything here that will set the Internet alight with excitment! But for those looking for something a little bigger – it will be an ideal choice.
Check out the official NC20 information page here
Read on for the highlights.
I don’t think there are any real suprises here
- Standard NC10 wifi and bluetooth
- Nano CPU
- SSD Option
- 12″ screen
SD Card Location
This has been moved over to the left hand side. More interestingly, I’d like to know if the card now fits snuggly inside the NC10 rather than sticking out a few mm!
1 – Camera Lens
2 – Microphone (different place to the NC10)
3 – Keyboard
4 – Touchpad – hard to tell if it is any larger!
5 – Multi Card Slot (different place to the NC10)
6 – Status Indicators
7 – LCD (see the spec… this is a 12.1″ 1280×800 screen!)
Right Side View
1 – USB Ports (different place to the NC10)
2 – DC Jack (different place to the NC10)
3 – Security Lock Port
4 – Power Button
Left Side View
1 – Wired LAN Port
2 – USB Port (different place to the NC10)
3 – Fan Vents
4 – Monitor Port (different place to the NC10)
5 – Microphone Jack (different place to the NC10)
6 – Headphone Jack (different place to the NC10)
Looks like the NC20 has greater accessibility!
These should be on the way for early Feb 2009! This is looking to be a nice option to those who are attracted to a cheap (?) light weight portable notebook with a slightly bigger size. A great choice for those with big hands and failing eyesight! Or perhaps those that just like the idea of 800 horizontal rows to work with.
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Looking to buy an NC20? Check out the Samsung NC20 where to buy page!