Samsung NB30 rugged N450 netbook up for sale in UK

Feb 22, 2010
Samsung NB30 rugged N450 netbook up for sale in UK

Samsung's ruggedized NB30 netbook looks close to launch, with two UK retailers listing the 10.1-inch Pine Trail based machine as in stock.  Announced back in early January, just after Intel made their Pine Trail Atom chips official, the NB30 has a 1.66GHz N450 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive.

MacWarehouse are listing the NB30 for £252.61 (including tax; $390), while MicroWarehouse have it listed for £247.56 (including tax; $383).  OS is Windows XP Home.  The NB30 promises up to 11hrs of runtime from a single charge, as well as an HDD freefall sensor, water-tight seals to prevent leak ingress (if removed from the water within 10 seconds) and a mark/scratch-resistant shell.

Samsung originally announced that the NB30 would arrive in early January 2010, though they seem to have slightly missed that mark.  There's also been some talk of a touchscreen variant of the netbook, though that doesn't appear to get a mention in the partial specs listed by each e-store.

[via Samsung Netbook Community]

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