The Samsung NC10 and its NC20 contemporary were great netbooks, but if that was enough to impress consumers it seems the manufacturer couldn’t help but raise the bar in a curiously obsessive way.
It turns out that the new Samsung NC310 netbook has been decked out with a new antimicrobial technology for the keys. The netbook makes use of some kind of “special finish” making it “almost impossible for bacteria to live and breed.” Keyboard germs was number one on my list of things to worry about, but it’s comforting that someone out there is making some science happen to eradicate this most foul of terrors.
All joking aside, the NC310 netbook looks like it will be an interesting departure from Samsung netbooks of years past. It has a 10-inch frameless LEDÂ display, a 5-hour 4-cell battery, and a three-in-one card reader. Replicated features include a smallish 1.3 megapixel camera, a 160 GB hard drive, 1 GB of RAM, and Windows XP Home.
Not only is the keyboard a scourge of filth, but it also seems to be particularly well made from a computing sense. The netbook keyboard is 93 percent of full-size, with pebble style keys. Previous Samsung netbooks have capitalized on great keyboards, so in all truth it’s hard to expect anything less than this latest, pristine development.
Pricing for the netbook is as of yet unannounced, but we’ll keep you posted.