posted by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Feb 2009 20:40 UTC
IconThe time is finally here: the first VIA Nano-based notebook! As promised, Samsung is the first to use VIA's Nano platform, but contrary to expectations, the NC20 isn't a netbook. It's a normal laptop, albeit small. Still, this is the first VIA Nano laptop, and therefore, deserves attention.

VIA has often stated that the Nano platform targets normal laptops, but Samsung still made it a small device (the C7-M is supposed to be for netbooks). The screen comes in at 12" with a 1280x800 resolution. The rest of the NC20 is fairly netbook-spec: the processor runs at 1.3Ghz, it comes with 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, and Windows XP Home.

The NC20 comes with a 6-cell battery, and Samsung claims it will last for 6.5 hours. It weighs in at 1.52kg, with dimensions of 292.4x217x30.7mm. Pricing and availability remains unknown at this point.

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