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Friday, 25 November 2011 14:18

Samsung to ditch 10-inch netbooks next year

Written by Fudzilla staff



Focus shifts to tablets, ultraportables


It appears Samsung is planning to discontinue its 10.1-inch netbook range in early 2012.

In an email sent to its European partners, Samsung says the outfit will officially discontinue the notebook range in Q1. Samsung goes on to say that it will focus on 11.6- and 12-inch ultraportables, as well as new ultrabooks in 2012.

However, this does not mean Samsung will no longer offer affordable ultraportables and it will probably continue to market 11.6-inchers based on next generation Cedar Trail Atoms.

The move is hardly surprising, as netbook shipments have gone off a cliff in recent quarters and many outfits, including Samsung, are shifting to 10-inch tablets anyway.

More here.



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0 #1 stephenbrooks 2011-11-25 18:02
Still enjoying using my Samsung NC10 (10" netbook) I got back in 2008. They'll miss out on a sale when I decide to get another in a few years time. Now that I'm used to the 10" netbook size, other ultraportables seem too big and too expensive. Tablets generally don't have keyboards so I can't do real work on them (more of a fad than netbooks in my opinion).
 
 
+1 #2 cool_recep 2011-11-27 00:32
I don't understand why they don't use AMD's Llano on those devices. Atom is slow like hell and sucks at graphics...
 
 
0 #3 milkod2001 2011-11-27 13:31
Quoting cool_recep:
I don't understand why they don't use AMD's Llano on those devices. Atom is slow like hell and sucks at graphics...

Intel is paying vendors to use crappy Atoms for those devices simply as that
 
 
0 #4 stephenbrooks 2011-11-27 15:51
Also, I don't think Llano was out back in 2008. It is now and the graphics are a lot better than Intel's, but what's the TDP? I thought Atom's TDP was still much lower than Llano's. So Atom netbooks get you the 7+ hours battery life at the expensive of not being good for gaming, HD video etc.
 
 
0 #5 cool_recep 2011-11-28 21:27
Quoting stephenbrooks:
Also, I don't think Llano was out back in 2008. It is now and the graphics are a lot better than Intel's, but what's the TDP? I thought Atom's TDP was still much lower than Llano's. So Atom netbooks get you the 7+ hours battery life at the expensive of not being good for gaming, HD video etc.


Llano's can last about 4 hours+ I have seen it and it was worth it ;) I had the A8 but with a lower clocked chip, I am sure it will be an Atom killer...
 

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