We're Coming to America: Samsung (Finally!) Enters U.S. Notebook Market

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Samsung announced this morning that it will expand its notebook business into the North American market. The company has manufactured laptops for Dell and others and has offered its own branded notebooks overseas. But the company will offer 5 different notebook lines in the U.S. market.

With everything from a 10-inch netbook all the way up to a 16-inch multimedia machine, Samsung has released a substantial notebook line. The line-up includes laptops in five different categories—Premium Thin & Light, All Purpose, Business, Desktop Replacement, and the Netbook segment.

Samsung’s NC10 netbook is sure to give the Eee PC and others a run for their money. With a 10.2-inch wide display, enhanced 6-cell battery battery and 160GB hard drive it will carry a $499 price tag.  The Q310 is a highly portable all-purpose laptop for $1,149 and $1,299, featuring a 13.3-inch wide LCD.  The R610, with an price of $1,049, is a desktop replacement that features a 16-inch 16:9 aspect ration display.

The X360 and X460 are 13.3 and 14.1-inch ultra thin-and-light laptops that start at $1,599.  Completing Samsung’s entry into the laptop market are the business-focused P460 and P560, which are ruggedized laptops with a price range of $1,149 to $1,399.  We have the full specs and pricing of these systems below.

Stay tuned for full reviews of the new Samsung notebooks.

All of Samsung’s laptops will initially be available throughout the traditional IT reseller channel, including distributors Ingram Micro and D&H; direct marketing resellers including CDW, PC Computing, Insight and PC Mall; and at most major online e-tailers, including Amazon.com, NewEgg.com, Buy.com and TigerDirect.com.

Samsung N-Series - 10"

NC10- $499.00
Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor N270
RAM: 1 GB
Display: 10.2" 1024 x 600
Hard Drive: 160 GB HHD, 2.5", 5400 RPM
Wireless: 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0
Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
Ports: 3 USB 2.0, VGA, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, 3 in 1 Card Slot (SD, SDHC, MMC)
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Operating System: XP Home SP3
Weight: 2.8 lbs
Size: 10.27”(W) x 7.3"(H) x 1.19"(D)
Warranty: 1 year standard parts and labor

Samsung Q Series - 13.3"

Samsung Q310-34G - $1,199.00
Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core2 Duo T5800
RAM: 3GB
Display: 13.3" Wide Gloss 1280 x 800
Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB Shared
Hard Drive: 250 GB, 2.5", 5400 RPM
Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0
Card Slots: Express Card 34
Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
Ports: 3 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 7-in-1 Card Slot
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business
Weight: 4.4 lbs
Size: 12.7”(W) x 9.5"(H) x 1.12 - 1.52"(D)
Warranty: 1 year standard parts and labor

Samsung Q310-34P - $1,349.99
Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core2 Duo P8400
RAM: 4GB
Display: 13.3" Wide Gloss 1280 x 800
Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB Shared
Hard Drive: 320 GB, 2.5", 5400 RPM
Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0
Card Slots: Express Card 34
Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
Ports: 3-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 7-in-1 Card Slot
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business
Weight: 4.4 lbs
Size: 12.7”(W) x 9.5"(H) x 1.12 - 1.52"(D)
Warranty: 1 year standard parts and labor

Samsung X-Series- 13.3", 14.4" (Chassis design same for all X Series)

Samsung X360-34G - $1,899.00
Processor: 1.2GHz Intel Core2 Duo U9300
RAM: 3 GB/4GB
Display: 13.3"  Wide LED, 1280 x 800
Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB
Hard Drive: 120GB, 1.8", 5400 RPM
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0
Card Slots: Express Card 34
Fingerprint Reader w/TPM
Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
Ports: 3 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, 7-in-1 Card Slot, Docking Connector
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business
Weight: 2.8 lbs
Size: 12.2”(W) x 8.9"(H) x 0.6 - 1.2"(D)

Samsung X360-34P - $2,499.00
Processor: 1.4GHz Intel Core2 Duo U9400
RAM: 3 GB/4G
Display: 13.3"  Wide LED, 1280 x 800
Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB
Hard Drive: 128GB SSD 1.8"
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0
Card Slots: Express Card 34
Fingerprint Reader w/TPM
Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
Ports: 3 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, 7-in-1 Card Slot, Docking Connector
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business
Weight: 2.8 lbs
Size: 12.2”(W) x 8.9"(H) x 0.6 - 1.2"(D)

Samsung X460-44G - $1,699.00
Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core2 Duo P7350
RAM: 3 GB/ 4GM
Display: 14.1"  Wide LED Backlit 1280 x 800
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS/ 256MB GDDR3
Hard Drive: 250GB, 2.5", 5400 RPM
Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0
Card Slots: Express Card 34
Fingerprint Reader w/TPM
Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
Ports: 3-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 7-in-1 Card Slot
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business
Weight: 4.0 lbs
Size: 13.3”(W) x 9.7"(H) x 0.8 - 1.25"(D)

Samsung X460-44P - $1,799.00
Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core2 Duo P8400
Display: 14.1"  Wide LED Backlit 1280 x 800
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS/ 256MB GDDR3
Hard Drive: 320GB, 2.5", 5400 RPM
Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0
Card Slots: Express Card 34
Fingerprint Reader w/TPM
Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
Ports: 3-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 7-in-1 Card Slot, Docking Connector
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business
Weight: 4.0 lbs
Size: 13.3”(W) x 9.7"(H) x 0.8 - 1.25"(D)

Samsung P-Series- 14.1", 15.4"

Samsung P460-44G- $1,199.00
Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core2 Duo T5800
RAM: 3 GB/4 GB
Display: 14.1"  Wide 1280 x 800
Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB Shared
Hard Drive: 320GB, 2.5", 5400 RPM
Opitcal Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Card Slots: PCMCIA
Fingerprint Reader w/TPM
Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
Ports: 3-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 3 in 1 Card Slot (MS, SD, SDHC), Docking Connector
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business
Weight: 5.3 lbs
Size: 13.3”(W) x 9.9"(H) x 1.2 - 1.5"(D)

Samsung P560-54G- $1,299.00
Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core2 Duo T5800
RAM: 3 GB/4 GB
Display: 15.4"  Wide 1280 x 800
Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB Shared
Hard Drive: 320GB, 2.5", 5400 RPM
Opitcal Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Card Slots: PCMCIA
Fingerprint Reader w/TPM
Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
Ports: 3-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 3 in 1 Card Slot (MS, SD, SDHC), Docking Connector
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business
Weight: 5.3 lbs
Size: 13.3”(W) x 9.9"(H) x 1.2 - 1.5"(D)

Samsung R-Series - 16"

Samsung R610-64G - $1,049.00
Processor: 2.0GHz Intel Core2 Duo T5800
RAM: 3 GB/ 4 GB
Display: 16"  Glossy, 1366 x 768 (16:9)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS/ 512MB GDDR2
Hard Drive: 250GB, 2.5", 5400 RPM
Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0
Card Slots: Express Card 54
Ports: 4-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 3 in 1 Card Slot (MS, SD, SDHC)
Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion
Operating System: Microsoft Vista® Home Premium
Weight: 6.1 lbs
SIze: 14.9”(W) x 10.4"(H) x 1.25 - 1.51"(D)

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5 comments
  • Ashok Davare Says:

    None of the laptops has an firewire port. This is required for most of the video cameras for downloading the video to the computer

  • cl Says:

    awaited samsung!

  • Richmond-Blogs.com Says:

    I was wondering if anyone would ever get around to reviewing them. Even CNET didn't have anything on the new Samsungs.

  • Stephen Says:

    ^That's a bummer. I agree, the NC10 the best top-range netbook. Good looks, thinnest in class, with performance and price right in line with its competitors. If I was in the market, I'd get one.

  • chinh Says:

    the nc10 accounced to come to the US juss days after i bought my wind. lame.

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