The official word comes today that Samsung is going to produce a 12.1-inch notebook, the NC20. The NC20 is a larger cousin to the NC10 netbook from Samsung and this larger version will ship with a Via Nano processor.
VIA, who is likely quite happy with the Psion netbook trademark situation, has always referred to these small notebooks as “mini-notebooks” rather than recognize Intel’s (s INTC) “netbook” preference and that’s what VIA is calling the NC20. This new notebook from Samsung will use a 1.3 GHz VIA Nano processor and a 12.1-inch display that delivers 1280×800 resolution out of the box. The integrated VIA Chrome9 graphics set this apart from the Atom-based netbooks shipping today.
Screen: 12.1″ LED WXGA (1280 x 800)
CPU: VIA Nano™ ULV Processor U2250 (1.3+GHz, 800MHz)
Chipset: VIA VX800 Unified Digital Media IGP Chipset
Graphics: Integrated VIA Chrome9™ with DirectX 9.0 3D graphics support and hardware video acceleration
OS: Microsoft?R Windows?R XP Home Edition
Memory: 1GB DDR2 (1*SODMM)
Storage: 160GB HDD (9.5mmH 2.5”HDD, SATA)
Webcam: 1.3 Mega pixels web camera
LAN: 10/100Mbps LAN
Wireless: Atheros 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
I/O Ports: USB2.0 x 3, Ethernet LAN, 3-in-1 card reader
Battery: 6 cells Li-ion Battery Standard, 6.5 hours life
Dimensions: 292.4mm x 217mm x 30.7mm