Photos show sleek, thin Samsung netbook

After striking Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, and many smaller notebook makers, the netbook craze has now hit Samsung. British site What Laptop has posted two official-looking pics of an upcoming Samsung netbook.

From the angles shown in the pictures, the 10.2″ system definitely looks sleeker and thinner than the competition. Its white coat and glossy metallic hinges look straight out of an Eee PC ad, but the Samsung machine has more graceful and slender proportions. Well, either that, or Samsung has contracted overweight girls from MySpace to snap deceptively slimming photos—we should find out for sure soon enough.

Beneath that white plastic shell, a separate report by Pocketables says the Samsung netbook will carry a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of memory, 80-160GB of mechanical storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a card reader, a webcam, and a six-cell battery. That bundle will supposedly weigh 2.9 lbs (roughly in the same league as other 10.2″ netbooks), and Pocketables expects it to hit Korean stores next month with a $550 price tag. (Thanks to Engadget for the tip.)

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    • ludi
    • 11 years ago

    It’s gotten to the point where I can lip synch the “1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of memory, 80-160GB of mechanical storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a card reader, a webcam” chatechism in every one of these new-netbook posts. Same mint, slightly different tin. Speaking from my own experience, it’s a competent package, but when is the VIA or AMD option going to start showing up?

    • Firestarter
    • 11 years ago

    I’ve gotta agree with the author of that page, the keyboard looks pretty nice. Especially if the bottom, left-most key is the control. It looks like I could actually code worth a damn on it.

    • willyolio
    • 11 years ago

    i think it’s just the camera angles.

    • FroBozz_Inc
    • 11 years ago

    This thing looks pretty hot.

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 11 years ago

    WHAT LAPTOP?

    • crazybus
    • 11 years ago

    So….this looks pretty much identical to the Eee PC 1000H. Any idea what the differences may be? You can already get the 1000H for a few bucks less than $500 here in Canada.

      • crazybus
      • 11 years ago

      I see the Samsung actually has a right shift key. Nice. Now here’s hoping for a multi-touch trackpad.

    • A_Pickle
    • 11 years ago

    …looks like a generic, Taiwanese-chassis maker’s chassis.

    *cough*

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