The Russian release is set for early August, 2011, while the websiteÂ Liliputing.com reports that Samsung will introduce the netbook in the US too, on July 3, 2011. The estimated retail price in Russia is 13 999 Rubles (US$500) and US$399 in the US.
Initially unveiled at the Africa Regional Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, the new device has now been confirmed for the Russian market. It is also supposed to be popular in African markets, where permanent sources of power are often not available. Samsung Electronics Africa hopes to reach $10 billion in sales by 2015.
Kyuho Mind (Kyuho Uhm), senior vice president of IT Solutions Business of Samsung Electronics sais: â€śSamsung strives to produce innovative devices that do not harm the environment. We are very proud of its latest product – the world’s first 10-inch netbook on the solar pane. NC215S combines performance, mobility and economy. ” The laptop has its solar cells built right into the lid, so it is possible to place it lid-down on a sunny windowsill to charge or just sit in the park for optimal solar charging.
The new netbook offers a conventional netbook configuration with a 10.1in, 1024 x 600-pixel display and a weight of 1.3kg. An Intel Atom N570 (1.66 GHz) dual-core processor, 1GB of Ram and a 250GB or 320GB drive are the deviceâ€™s main features. NC215S weighs only 1.3 kg and has a robust housing DuraCase with a special coating that protects the notebook from everyday wear and scratches.
Samsung has already hit the solarÂ gadgetÂ mark in India where they released aÂ solar powered phoneÂ last year. With Samsungâ€™s newÂ solar poweredÂ wonder, the Samsung NC215S, you can head out to the park and work in the sun, for an entire work day â€” more than you can do with most laptops already on the market.
The Samsung NC215S also has a matte display that reduces glare to make your sunny work time even more productive. The display offers a brightness of 300 cd/m2 and an anti-reflective coating that Samsung claims provides colorful and clear images in any situation – even in direct light. The netbook also features a “hybrid sleep mode” called Samsung Fast Start that Samsung says combines the fast start out of sleep with the stability of hibernation to allow users to get down.
With the USB-port Sleep-and-Charge can charge portable devices such as smartphones or MP3-players, even if the computer is in sleep mode or turned off. And if the battery is discharged, charging devices is available through the use of solar energy. Display Samsung SuperBright with anti-reflective coating provides a colorful and clear images in any situation – even in direct light. The screen brightness is 300 nits NC215S, which is 50% brighter than competing notebooks.
NC215S awarded a certificate TCO for ergonomic design and the requirements of environmental protection. The netbook has a very low power and is made of materials that are easily recyclable. NC215S provides high quality picture and low noise.
Comfortable keyboard with isolated island keys provide maximum comfort while typing. Her testing showed that the optimized distance between keys makes it possible to reduce the number of typos. In addition, this keyboard is more hygienic because the dirt does not fall into the gap between the keys.
NC215S weighs only 1.3 kg and has a robust housing DuraCase with a special coating that protects the notebook from everyday wear and scratches. In the Russian market a netbook Samsung NC215S appear in early August for an estimated retail price of $500. [via Telegraph, Liliputing and Inhabitat]