Taipei, Taiwan, 27 February 2009 – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that Samsung has adopted the VIA Nano processor in the new Samsung NC20 mini-notebook.

Combining the power efficient 1.3+GHz VIA Nano processor with the highly-integrated VIA VX800 system media processor, the Samsung NC20 also features a stunning 1280×800 12.1″ display, ensuring an outstanding video experience and enabling a full-size 12″ notebook keyboard with optimized 18.5mm key spacing and larger touchpad in a highly portable device that weighs just 1.52kg.

Mobility is enhanced by 802.11b/g and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a six-cell battery that provides up to 6.5 hours of use independent of any power supply, while storage options include either a solid state disk or a SATA hard disk drive. Other features include an integrated 1.3 mega pixel digital motion camera, 3-in-1 memory card reader and three built-in USB ports.

“We are delighted that Samsung has adopted the VIA Nano processor for the Samsung NC20,” said Richard Brown, Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “This is a truly ground-breaking product that sets the new industry standard for consumer mini-notes and clearly demonstrates the advanced performance of our VIA Nano processor platform.”

Samsung NC20 Mini-Notebook Specifications

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 Windows 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
Dimensions – 292.4mm x 217mm x 30.7mm
Weight -1.52kg
SpecialFeatures – 6.5 hours battery life
Colours -White

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