At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the computer maker Samsung launched a new portable computer system using the VIA nano processor.
This has resulted in the UK release of the Samsung NC20, a low cost laptop that will be available from the BT Shop with a price tag of around £390, or with HSDPA at £417.
12.1-inch WXGA display
1.3GHz VIA Nano U225 processor
1GB of RAM memory
Storage capacity of 160GB
3-in-1 card reader
6-cell battery option
This is a machine that would appear to occupy the ground between the mini laptop and fully-fledged laptop.
It is ideal for consumers who wish to use a laptop without all of the unnecessary extras and costs, but do not want to go down the mini laptop route.