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Samsung enters the US notebook and netbook market
Press release, October 16; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 16 October 2008]

Samsung Electronics America has announced its entrance in the US notebook market with a product lineup including notebooks in four categories – premium thin and light, all purpose, business, and desktop replacement, and the netbook segment.

The X360 and X460 are 13.3- and 14.1-inch premium ultra thin-and-light notebooks with a price starting at US$1,599. The X360 weighs 2.8 pounds can achieve up to 10 hours of continuous usage, claimed Samsung. Both support Samsung's latest 300nits SuperBright LED backlit LCD display.

Samsung's NC10 is a netbook with a 10.2-inch wide SuperBright LCD, enhanced capacity battery and 160GB hard drive, carrying a price of US$499. The Q310 is a highly portable all-purpose notebook with price of US$1,149 and US$1,299, featuring a 13.3-inch wide LCD. The R610, with a price of US$1,049, is a desktop replacement that features a 16-inch wide LCD.

Completing Samsung's entry to the notebook market are the enterprise-focused P460 and P560, semi-ruggedized notebooks with a price range of US$1,149 to US$1,399. All of Samsung's notebooks will initially be available throughout the traditional IT reseller channel.

Each notebook (with the exception of the NC10 netbook) will feature the latest Intel Centrino 2 processor technology with Intel Core 2 Duo processors and 3GB of system memory.

Samsung notebook specifications


X series

P series

Q series

R series



Intel Core 2 Duo processor with Centrino 2 technology

Intel Atom N270 processor


3GB, can support up to 4GB

1GB DDR2 800MHz memory

Panel size

13.3-inch (X360)

14.1-inch (X460)

LED backlit

14.1-inch (P460)

15.4-inch (P560)

13.3-inch (Q310)

16-inch 16:9 aspect ratio with HD resolution (R610)



Intel GMX4500 (X360)

Nvidia GeForce 9200M GS (X460)

Intel GMX4500 (P460)

Nvidia GeForce 9600M GS (P560)

Intel GMX4500 (Q310)

Nvidia GeForce 9200M GS (R610)

Intel 945 GSE

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, October 2008

Samsung X360 notebook

Samsung X360 notebook
Photo: Company

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