Apparently there is a movement to starve the laptops. Sony impressed yesterday with its .55 inch thin X Series and 24 hours later Samsung is out with its X3 that looks just as thin.
The Samsung X3 (the company has always had an X Series) is the Sony’s evil twin. The model they showed has a 14-inch screen but there will also be an 11.6-inch and 15.6-inch version. It will have nine hours of runtime and packs an Intel chip. Samsung wouldn’t say what is exactly inside but said it was dual core. Could it be Intel’s soon to be released ultra low voltage dual core processors? The reported $US1000 price hints at that being the case.
Samsung has also packed Phoenix’s FailSafe software in the new line. It now also apparently takes your picture at boot up and it will send it to its servers to verify you are who you say you are. I guess it is kind of like FindMyiPhone for PCs.
Doesn’t look like its made of carbon fibre like the Sony, but it has matte casing and comes in pearl white, titanium silver and pearl black.
Samsung also took the time to announce to new netbooks. The N140 looks identical to the older N110 and N120 models, but apparently can go all night long with 12 hours of battery life. [CNET]