Samsung NC20: 12.1″ Netbook

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Crunchgear: Intel’s Atom out. VIA’s nano in. At least that’s the case for the Samsung NC series netbooks. The NC20, which is the NC10‘s (link to Amazon.com’s product page) big brother, will sport a VIA U225 CPU. The display grows from 10.6″ to 12.1″ and gets a 1280×800 pixel format.

The NC20 has a 1.3MP webcam but no specifications for the GPU. The other specs such as the 160GB (on the high side for a netbook), 1GB (2GB would have been better) is pretty standard. The 3.3lbs? Light but the larger MacBook Air has a 13.3″ LCD and weighs 3lbs. Samsung could have done a bit better and made it weigh less.

Now for the price: $650. Doesn’t sound too bad for a 12.1″, but we’re talking about a VIA CPU not an Intel Core 2 Duo. Knock off another $150.

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