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So that thin Samsung X360 notebook you saw last month was appealing, but you just have to have an optical drive for your Heroes DVD. What’s a slim-notebook lover and TV-on-disc addict to do? If you live in the right country, you can consider Samsung’s X460. […]

Samsungx460So that thin Samsung X360 notebook you saw last month was appealing, but you just have to have an optical drive for your Heroes DVD. What’s a slim-notebook lover and TV-on-disc addict to do? If you live in the right country, you can consider Samsung’s X460. Instead of the smaller sibling’s 13.3-inch display, the X460 bumps up marginally to 14.1-inches at the same 1280×800 resolution. Much is the same on the inside, but the X460 offers an integrated optical drive for burning or watching; in fact, you can output to a high-def set with HDMI interface. With a 6-cell battery, the X460 weighs just under two kilograms, which is a tad over four pounds, and that includes the standard battery. Samsung estimates five hours of run-time with the 6-cell and offers up to 7.5 hours more via a nine-cell unit.Centrino 2 options are available for the X460 as are hard drive capacities ranging from 120- to 320-GB. Unlike the X360, I didn’t see any mention of SSD options, but maybe that was overlooked in the press release. I did note that the device offers a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce Go 9200M GS for graphics if integrated isn’t your thing. No word on price but these lucky countries get first crack at the X460 next month: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, China, Honkong, Turkey and Korea.

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