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Launch "shows firm's commitment to netbooks"

Samsung unveils new netbook and notebook lines

Industry-spanning vendor Samsung has launched a new line of notebooks called the X-Series, and introduced new models to its existing N-Series of netbooks.

The new X-Series is comprised of the X520, X420 and X120, which are all described as ultra-lightweight, and have a six cell battery delivering up to nine hours of battery life. 16:9 high-definition content is supported for games and video, while the machines can also be connected to TVs. The Samsung X120 will be available in September, with the X520 and X420 coming in October.

“The Samsung X-series range is a new move into an expanding market, which combines the light design of netbooks with the function of full notebooks. This new range has great potential for consumers who refuse to choose between style and performance,” said Phil Brown, general manager of Samsung’s notebook division.

Samsung has also added the N130, N140 and N510 to its netbook portfolio. All models are designed to be compact, while the latter has HD capability.

Powered by the Intel Atom, it offers built in Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and wireless LAN, while all models boast an 11-hour battery life. The LED displays are designed to perform even in sunlight, while the N510’s use of 16:9 High Definition aspect ratio ensures that any type of HD content is supported.

Speaking at the launch of the new model, Brown said: “This launch demonstrates Samsung’s commitment to the netbook market as a strategic priority for the business.

“Following on from the success of the current N-series, we see these stylish and lightweight models as a continuation of our growth in this category.”

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