Samsung Enters US Laptop Market (Q310, X360)

Samsung NC10 Samsung is making it official – they are entering the US market, and will be selling through mainstream retailers, including Amazon,, and others. We already knew quite a bit about the 10.2″ Samsung NC10 netbook and that it would be coming to the US, but it turns out the NC10 was just a small (no pun intended) part of Samsung’s offerings, which should be available soon.

Samsung has supplied American PC makers in the past with rebadged Samsung laptops (including Dell and some of their 12.1″ ultraportables), but they’ve decided the time is right for them to formally enter the market. They will be marketing their laptops (and themselves) as a “premium band”, including the NC10.

In addition to the NC10 netbook, Samsung introduced a couple of 13.3″ laptops. Both feature a 13.3″ 1280×800 Display (the X360 is LED-backlit), Intel X4500 Graphics, and an HDMI port.

Samsung Q310
Q310-34GAmazon – $1149
Q310-34PAmazon – $1299
– Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs
– 250GB – 320GB HDD
– Weight: 4.4 pounds

Samsung X360

X360-34PAmazon – $2499
X360-34PAmazon – $1899
– Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) CPUs
– Fingerprint REader
– 120GB HDD or 128GB SSD
– Weight: 2.8 pounds / 1.27 kg

Samsung also introduced several other larger models, the Samsung X460 (14.1″), P460 (14.1″), P560 (15.4″), and R610 (16″).

Of note: the X460 shares the same chassis design as the X360

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