Samsung NB30 Touch finger-friendly netbook outed

Feeling the urge to reach out and jab at your netbook?  Samsung have released their latest model, the NB30 Touch, and as the name suggests it's a touchscreen variant of their existing NB30 netbook.  The NB30-JT01IT Touch gets the same Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor as the standard model, but slaps on a matte 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen.

Elsewhere there's 1GB of DDR2 memory, a choice of 160GB or 250GB 5,400rpm hard-drive, Intel GMA 3150 graphics and Windows Starter 7.  Connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n, ethernet and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, along with three USB 2.0 ports – one of which is still powered when the system is turned off, for recharging phones and other gadgets – audio and VGA.  There's also a memory card reader and a webcam.

It's apparently a pretty rugged little fellow too, with a shock-protected hard drive, spill-resistant keyboard and a reinforced chassis so that hopefully it won't get crushed in your bag.  The regular Samsung NB30 is priced at €279 ($380) while the NB30 Touch comes in at €399 ($544), each with a 6-cell battery as standard.

[via Notebook Italia]