Is the first Via Nano laptop coming from Samsung?

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samsung_nc20Rumors have appeared that Samsung is set to release the first laptop sporting the Via Nano processor. The Nano is the newest processor from Via which is reported to be a fast performer with low power consumption.

Notebooks Italia is reporting (translated) that Samsung is set to release a 12-inch notebook, the NC20, that will sport a 1.3 GHz Via Nano processor.  The NC20 will also cram 1 GB of memory and a 160 GB hard drive into the 1.5 kg package.

It’s hard to tell if this is true, of course Samsung and Via are mum about the NC20 news leaked.  What doesn’t make sense about the rumor is that the NC20 is to replace the NC10 netbook which hasn’t been out very long and is a smaller netbook form.  I can’t believe that Samsung would end the 10-inch NC10 and replace it with a 12-inch laptop that is more expensive ($600+).  Stranger things have happened however.

(via Yahoo News)

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