Although not quite as small as the fit-PC Slim, the Samsung NC10 surely outperforms the pocket-sized fit-PC. Running Windows XP, highlights of the NC10 include: 1.6GHz Atom Processor, up to 1GB of RAM, 10.2-inch SuperBrite non-glossy LED display (1024 x 600), up to 160GB hard drive, 1.3 megapixel camera, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, and Bluetooth. The Samsung NC10 is being marketed as a “netbook” (or UMPC), especially with its ultra light weight of just under 3 pounds (1.33 kg). So, it shouldn’t be a problem lugging this thing to your favorite Wi-Fi hotspot. Read the press release after the jump.
Other features the Samsung NC10 has up its sleeves are: an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 graphics core, an eight hour battery life (6-cell battery), 3 in 1 memory card reader (SD, SDHC, MMC), 3 built-in USB ports, and an anti-bacterial keyboard which is sprinkled with naano-sized silver ion powder making it inhospitable for germs. The NC10 also has Samsung’s “Protect-o-Edge” chassis, which adds durability and a little bit of ruggedness to the casing — able to survive temperature, electrical, and physical abuse.
The Samsung NC10 should hit the European market in October 2008 for “up to” £329 (approx. $600 USD).
Seoul, South Korea, September 19, 2008 _ Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a market leader in consumer electronics and world leader in IT technology, today announced its entry into the global netbook market with the launch of the Samsung NC10. Small, light and incredibly functional, the netbook NC10 is a stylish alternative to existing products in the space.
Going out in style
Developed with the needs of the “kinetic elite” in mind, the NC10 is expertly crafted so you can achieve even more on the move – and still look good! The superb look and feel of its ultra-compact and elegant chassis comes with the reassurance of a smooth and integrated manufacturing process. It is also accentuated with a choice of stylish colors – white, classic Samsung piano black and a unique metallic blue color.
Even though it is one of the world’s lightest 10.2″ netbooks, weighing just 1.33kg* with a 6 cell battery, the NC10incorporates a stunning 10.2” WSVGA (1024 x 600) SuperBright© Non-Gloss LED screen and normal-size, ergonomic notebook PC style keyboard that makes it even easier to type in comparison to other products of its kind.
In addition, Intel’s smallest and lowest power processor, the Intel® Atom™ processor, enables the NC10 to deliver real computing power at a fraction of the weight, size and cost. By incorporating the Microsoft™ Windows® XP Home operating system coupled with options for 80-160GB hard disk storage, the NC10 also sets a new standard in price / performance for netbooks.
Always on the go
The NC10’s ultra durable Protect-o-Edge© casing can easily withstand the stresses and strains of everyday life, making this netbook the ideal companion for a mobile lifestyle. And for maximum freedom and mobility the NC10 delivers longer battery powered performance. With a 6 cell battery capable of just up to 8 hours*, this little powerhouse makes mobile working a more practical reality.
All you need to stay in touch
The NC10 offers a new way for consumers to access the Internet at home and on the move. It boasts a range of advanced communications technologies, including Atheros® 802.11b.g wireless LAN for fast Internet access, a 10/100 Ethernet LAN and optional Bluetooth 2.0+EDR*. It also incorporates an integrated digital motion camera, so it’s easy to stay in touch using video-conferencing or live messaging. Other features include a 3 in 1 multi-memory card reader, a VGA connection, mic in, headphone out and 3 x USB ports.
Anti Bacterial Keyboard
And finally, the NC10 features an amazing Samsung innovation – Silver Nano Technology. By sprinkling incredibly small, nano-sized silver ion powder on the keyboard it makes it impossible for bacteria to live and breed, creating a more hygienic personal computing environment.
Premium class, exceptional economy
The NC10 is ideally suited to the first-time buyer or as a supplement to a primary notebook. Its low price and practical functionality gives millions of new people a user friendly way to get onto the web, access emails and social networks.
Samsung has been looking at the netbook market for some time to see where Samsung could really add value for consumers, said Executive Vice President HS Kim, who leads Samsung’s computer systems division.
“Through our extensive R&D network, we have gained a true insight into consumers’ frustrations with these products, such as small keyboards and short battery life, which has been very valuable and has allowed us to develop a product we feel fits our customers needs,” Mr. Kim said. “Small and light, with the power and functionality for mobile working and web browsing, the NC10 delivers a true online experience from the palm of your hand.”
The Samsung NC10 will be available from October this year in European countries including UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Netherlands, and also in Russia, China, Hong Kong and Korea.
Intel® Atom™ processor
Incorprating Intel’s smallest and lowest power processor, the Intel® Atom™ processor, which is specifically designed to deliver an amazing Internet experience using netbooks. Based on an entirely new microarchtiechture, the Intel® Atom™ processor increases energy efficiency to extend battery life, while delivering enhanced mobile performance and increased system responsiveness.
Genuine Microsoft Windows® XP Home
Packed with multimedia features, Windows XP Home Edition aims to unlock the full potential of your netbook. Designed exclusively for home computing, Windows XP Home Edition puts the exciting experiences of the digital age at your fingertips. From digital photos, music, and video to building a home network, Windows XP Home Edition brings you into the digital age with ease.
Class leading craftsmanship
A class leading design built to fit in with people’s fast-paced and digitally interconnected lives, so you can do even more on the move – and still look good! The superb look and feel of it slim and elegant chassis is accentuated with a choice of colors and haptic styling.
The NC10 is one of lightest netbooks in its 10.2” class, weighing just 1.33kg*, but packed with the latest communications technology for maximum mobility and productivity on the move. So you can carry less, but do more.
*1.33kg is based on 6 cell battery
Small form factor
Sleek and slim design, measuring just 1.19 cm in height, with a durable casing providing amazing strength, for maximum portability and reliability, coupled with premium ergonomics and styling.
Seeing is believing
The NC10’s 10.2” widescreen display is optimised to deliver a seamless visual experience on netbook. With a plethora of screen sizes in the netbook market, the NC10 breaks away with more viewing area than traditional netbook screens and allows you to enjoy photo-like image quality, greater viewing angles and better text legibility, reducing eye strain and, therefore, improving your experience. Using LED technology also means that the screen is thinner, up to 33% brighter, and uses much less power than traditional LCD screen. Even the durability of the system is better, because there are fewer breakable parts.
Incorporates a normal-size, notebook PC style keyboard, for easy typing. Its ergonomic design and optimized key spacing make working and communicating a much more pleasurable and productive experience, with fewer errors and faster typing speeds
Robust chassis, durable and reliable
Shielded by a robust Protect-o-Edge© chassis ensuring reliability and durability, it is more than capable of rolling with the punches, giving you added peace of mind. A grueling series of 54 quality assurance tests, ranging from rapid temperature change to electrical surges, set new standards for survivability and resilience.
An integrated 1.3 mega pixel digital motion camera makes it easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family, using video-conferencing or live messaging. The camera combines the resolution and image quality of a still camera with the sustained high frame rates of a video camera.
Long battery life
Delivers longer battery powered performance of up to 8 hours* using the 6 cell option, independent of any power supply, for maximum freedom and mobility. This vastly improved battery life is guaranteed by the LED display and optimized processing performance of the Intel® Atom™ processor coupled with Samsung’s class leading engineering. So you’re always ready to go anywhere and do anything.
Fully featured for simple data sharing
Enables simple data sharing with a host of advanced connectivity tools, including a 3 in 1 memory card reader (SD, SDHC, MMC), 3 built-in USB ports, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR* (Enhanced Data Rate), so you can easily transfer pictures, movies and data to and from virtually any modern camera, peripheral or audio-visual device.
*Based on factory specifications
Uses Silver Nano Technology to coat the keyboard with incredibly small, nano-sized silver ion powder, which makes it impossible for bacteria to live and breed. So, 99.9% of bacteria are successfully eliminated within 24 hours and the netbook remains bacteria free for even longer, creating a more hygienic personal computing environment.
Premium Class, Exceptional Economy
Easily affordable and offering great quality, performance and speed of service using state-of-the-art Samsung technology. All our products are subject to extensive quality tests, including a range of common options proven in Samsung notebooks, it delivers a low TCO (total cost of ownership).
Enhance your visual Experince
Featuring the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 graphics core, which dynamically allocates system memory to provide incredible visual quality, faster graphics performance and flexible display options.
Samsung’s own certification mark (ECO), which guarantees Eco-friendly features, including removal of hazardous substances and material, optimised energy efficiency and effective material usage for a more environmentally friendly product.
Warranty, On Time – and On Us
All this is backed up with the peace of mind that your netbook is protected by Samsung’s class leading warranty service. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your netbook, the Samsung international warranty infrastructure will provide you with a fast track collection repair and return service for your notebook in order to minimise disruption and get you back working as quickly as possible.
* based on factory specification, Subject to change. Errors and omissions accepted. Battery life based on Beattery Mark test scores that will vary based on configuration.