Samsung NC20

Samsung NC20

Product Name: Samsung NC20

Availability – United Kingdom:
Feb 28: NP-NC20-KA01UK

– 12.1″ Display, VIA Nano CPU, Netbook, Feb 2009
– Search SL’s archives for Samsung NC20 news
Regions: Worldwide
– This Page Updated: April 2, 2009

– The first major netbook to feature VIA’s Nano CPU
– 1.3MP Webcam
– Synaptics Touchpad

Related Stories:
April 2, 2009: Samsung NC20 – Available at
Feb 23, 2009: Samsung NC20 – In-Stock/Shipping Soon in UK
Feb 17, 2009: Samsung NC20 Battery Benchmarks
Feb 13, 2009: Samsung NC20 Unboxed, Compared to Dell Mini 12
Jan 28, 2009: Samsung NC20 – More Information (HD Video, Graphics, CPU)
Jan 26, 2009: Netbooks and Screen Resolutions
Jan 25, 2009: Samsung NC20 – it’s got a VIA Nano in it!
Dec 22, 2008: Samsung NC20 leaked

Status: Probably in production
Announced: Leaked December, 2008
Available: Possibly February 2009
Price: Possibly starting at €465.73 (around $650 USD) inc vat

Related Laptops:
– Compliments the 10.1″ Samsung NC10

Updates over previous models:
– This is a new line.

– NP-NC20-KA01UK

CPU: VIA Nano U2250 (1.3+GHz, 1MB L2), TDP of 10W
Chipset: VIA VX800
Front-side Bus: 800MHz
Memory: DDR2 SODIMM 667MHz or 800MHz
Memory Capacity: ? – 1GB – ? (looks like 1 slot), possibly up to 4GB

Display: 12.1″ Matte LED-Backlit
Resolution: 1280×800
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: VIA Chrome9 HC3 Integrated
Graphics Memory: 128MB Shared
Video Out: Namuga 1.3MP Webcam

Hard Drive Type: 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) HDD or SSD
Hard Drive Capacity: HDD: 160GB (Samsung HM160HI), SSD:?
Optical: External/USB
eSATA Port:

Wireless: Apparently Atheros Wireless 802.11b/g
Bluetooth: Broadcom Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (maybe optional)
Mobile Broadband:
Modem: No
Ethernet: Marvell 88E8040, possibly 10/100/1000

Audio Chipset: ALC272-GR
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 2x Stereo Speakers
Audio I/O: 1x Line-in/Microphone, 1x Line-out/Headphone
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card/ExpressCard:
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MultiMedia Card (MMC)
Other: 1.3MP Webcam

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home
Other Software: Easy Display and Easy Network Manager, MagicKBD, Recovery Solution III, Samsung Battery Manager, Samsung Magic Doctor
Drivers: Samsung UK – Support
Warranty: 1 Year Warranty (maybe other options)

Type: Lithium-Ion Smart
Options: 6-cell
Battery Life:

Width: 11.5 inches / 292 mm
Depth: 8.5 inches / 215.9 mm
Height: 1.2 inches / 30.5 mm
Weight: 3.3 pounds / 1.5 kg

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