We’re Coming to America: Samsung (Finally!) Enters U.S. Notebook Market

Samsung announced this morning that it will expand its notebook business into the North American market. The company has manufactured laptops for Dell and others and has offered its own branded notebooks overseas. But the company will offer 5 different notebook lines in the U.S. market. With everything from a 10-inch netbook all the way up to a 16-inch multimedia machine, Samsung has released a substantial notebook line. The line-up includes laptops in five different categories—Premium Thin & Light, All Purpose, Business, Desktop Replacement, and the Netbook segment. Samsung’s NC10 netbook is sure to give the Eee PC and others a run for their money. With a 10.2-inch wide display, enhanced 6-cell battery battery and 160GB hard drive it will carry a $499 price tag.  The Q310 is a highly portable all-purpose laptop for $1,149 and $1,299, featuring a 13.3-inch wide LCD.  The R610, with an price of $1,049, is a desktop replacement that features a 16-inch 16:9 aspect ration display. The X360 and X460 are 13.3 and 14.1-inch ultra thin-and-light laptops that start at $1,599.  Completing Samsung’s entry into the laptop market are the business-focused P460 and P560, which are ruggedized laptops with a price range of $1,149 to $1,399.  We have the full specs and pricing of these systems below. Stay tuned for full reviews of the new Samsung notebooks. In the meantime to get a deeper look into Samsung’s entry into the U.S. notebook market see our:

All of Samsung’s laptops will initially be available throughout the traditional IT reseller channel, including distributors Ingram Micro and D&H; direct marketing resellers including CDW, PC Computing, Insight and PC Mall; and at most major online e-tailers, including Amazon.com, NewEgg.com, Buy.com and TigerDirect.com.

Samsung N-Series – 10″

NC10- $499.00 Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor N270 RAM: 1 GB Display: 10.2″ 1024 x 600 Hard Drive: 160 GB HHD, 2.5″, 5400 RPM Wireless: 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel Ports: 3 USB 2.0, VGA, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, 3 in 1 Card Slot (SD, SDHC, MMC) Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Operating System: XP Home SP3 Weight: 2.8 lbs Size: 10.27”(W) x 7.3″(H) x 1.19″(D) Warranty: 1 year standard parts and labor

Samsung Q Series – 13.3″

Samsung Q310-34G – $1,199.00 Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core2 Duo T5800 RAM: 3GB Display: 13.3″ Wide Gloss 1280 x 800 Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB Shared Hard Drive: 250 GB, 2.5″, 5400 RPM Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 Card Slots: Express Card 34 Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel Ports: 3 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 7-in-1 Card Slot Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business Weight: 4.4 lbs Size: 12.7”(W) x 9.5″(H) x 1.12 – 1.52″(D) Warranty: 1 year standard parts and labor Samsung Q310-34P – $1,349.99 Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core2 Duo P8400 RAM: 4GB Display: 13.3″ Wide Gloss 1280 x 800 Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB Shared Hard Drive: 320 GB, 2.5″, 5400 RPM Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 Card Slots: Express Card 34 Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel Ports: 3-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 7-in-1 Card Slot Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business Weight: 4.4 lbs Size: 12.7”(W) x 9.5″(H) x 1.12 – 1.52″(D) Warranty: 1 year standard parts and labor

Samsung X-Series- 13.3″, 14.4″ (Chassis design same for all X Series)

Samsung X360-34G – $1,899.00 Processor: 1.2GHz Intel Core2 Duo U9300 RAM: 3 GB/4GB Display: 13.3″  Wide LED, 1280 x 800 Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB Hard Drive: 120GB, 1.8″, 5400 RPM Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 Card Slots: Express Card 34 Fingerprint Reader w/TPM Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel Ports: 3 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, 7-in-1 Card Slot, Docking Connector Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business Weight: 2.8 lbs Size: 12.2”(W) x 8.9″(H) x 0.6 – 1.2″(D) Samsung X360-34P – $2,499.00 Processor: 1.4GHz Intel Core2 Duo U9400 RAM: 3 GB/4G Display: 13.3″  Wide LED, 1280 x 800 Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB Hard Drive: 128GB SSD 1.8″ Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 Card Slots: Express Card 34 Fingerprint Reader w/TPM Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel Ports: 3 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, 7-in-1 Card Slot, Docking Connector Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business Weight: 2.8 lbs Size: 12.2”(W) x 8.9″(H) x 0.6 – 1.2″(D) Samsung X460-44G – $1,699.00 Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core2 Duo P7350 RAM: 3 GB/ 4GM Display: 14.1″  Wide LED Backlit 1280 x 800 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS/ 256MB GDDR3 Hard Drive: 250GB, 2.5″, 5400 RPM Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 Card Slots: Express Card 34 Fingerprint Reader w/TPM Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel Ports: 3-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 7-in-1 Card Slot Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business Weight: 4.0 lbs Size: 13.3”(W) x 9.7″(H) x 0.8 – 1.25″(D) Samsung X460-44P – $1,799.00 Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core2 Duo P8400 Display: 14.1″  Wide LED Backlit 1280 x 800 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS/ 256MB GDDR3 Hard Drive: 320GB, 2.5″, 5400 RPM Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 Card Slots: Express Card 34 Fingerprint Reader w/TPM Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel Ports: 3-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 7-in-1 Card Slot, Docking Connector Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business Weight: 4.0 lbs Size: 13.3”(W) x 9.7″(H) x 0.8 – 1.25″(D)

Samsung P-Series- 14.1″, 15.4″

Samsung P460-44G- $1,199.00 Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core2 Duo T5800 RAM: 3 GB/4 GB Display: 14.1″  Wide 1280 x 800 Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB Shared Hard Drive: 320GB, 2.5″, 5400 RPM Opitcal Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR Card Slots: PCMCIA Fingerprint Reader w/TPM Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel Ports: 3-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 3 in 1 Card Slot (MS, SD, SDHC), Docking Connector Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business Weight: 5.3 lbs Size: 13.3”(W) x 9.9″(H) x 1.2 – 1.5″(D) Samsung P560-54G- $1,299.00 Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core2 Duo T5800 RAM: 3 GB/4 GB Display: 15.4″  Wide 1280 x 800 Graphics: Intel GMX4500/ 128 MB Shared Hard Drive: 320GB, 2.5″, 5400 RPM Opitcal Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR Card Slots: PCMCIA Fingerprint Reader w/TPM Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel Ports: 3-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 3 in 1 Card Slot (MS, SD, SDHC), Docking Connector Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Operating System: Microsoft Vista Business Weight: 5.3 lbs Size: 13.3”(W) x 9.9″(H) x 1.2 – 1.5″(D)

Samsung R-Series – 16″

Samsung R610-64G – $1,049.00 Processor: 2.0GHz Intel Core2 Duo T5800 RAM: 3 GB/ 4 GB Display: 16″  Glossy, 1366 x 768 (16:9) Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS/ 512MB GDDR2 Hard Drive: 250GB, 2.5″, 5400 RPM Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW Dual Layer Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 Card Slots: Express Card 54 Ports: 4-USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone out, Mic-in, Internal Mic, RJ45, RJ11, 3 in 1 Card Slot (MS, SD, SDHC) Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Operating System: Microsoft Vista® Home Premium Weight: 6.1 lbs SIze: 14.9”(W) x 10.4″(H) x 1.25 – 1.51″(D)

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  1. chinh Says:

    the nc10 accounced to come to the US juss days after i bought my wind. lame.

  2. Stephen Says:

    ^That’s a bummer. I agree, the NC10 the best top-range netbook. Good looks, thinnest in class, with performance and price right in line with its competitors. If I was in the market, I’d get one.

  3. Richmond-Blogs.com Says:

    I was wondering if anyone would ever get around to reviewing them. Even CNET didn’t have anything on the new Samsungs.

  4. cl Says:

    awaited samsung!

  5. Ashok Davare Says:

    None of the laptops has an firewire port. This is required for most of the video cameras for downloading the video to the computer

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