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|Media||160 GB 2.5" SATA HDD|
|Operating system||Windows XP|
|Power||6.5 hours of battery life with standard 6-cell battery|
|CPU||VIA Nano ULV Processor U2250 (1.3+GHz, 800MHz)|
|Display||12.1" 1280 × 800 LED-backlit TFT LCD|
|Input||Keyboard (100% full size, anti-bacterial)
|Camera||1.3 megapixel Webcam built-in|
|Connectivity||10/100 Mbit Ethernet
802.11b/g wireless LAN
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (standard configuration)
3 USB 2.0 ports
3-in-1 Flash Memory card reader (SD, SDHC, MMC)
|Dimensions||292.4mm × 217mm × 30.7mm|
The Samsung NC20 is a subnotebook / Netbook computer designed by Samsung. At the time of its introduction, (February 2009, while in the U.S.A. was on March 2009), it was the first mainstream netbook to use the VIA Nano processor and the first to support the x86-64 instruction set. The 12.1" screen size is larger than typical for this class of ultra portable PC. Its most direct competitors are the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 and the MSI Wind U210.
Processor and memory
The screen is a glossy display and measures 12.1 inches (307 mm) diagonally, and has a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. The screen is LED-backlit. An external display can be used through the standard VGA connector.
The 84-key keyboard is a full-size keyboard, with standard 18.5mm key pitch between keys. The keyboard has also been coated with anti-bacterial Silver Nano ions.
Not all of the features of this notebook are supported under Linux. Playing video and microphone are partially supported. External monitor support under Linux is not possible. WLAN under Ubuntu is reported to have frequent freezeups. 
Videodriver freezes system
The videodriver currently offered for download on Samsung's Website (version 22.214.171.124) sometimes causes a NC20 with Windows XP installed to freeze. Possible solutions for this are:
- Rolling back to a previous restore point using System Restore
- Uninstalling the videodriver and installing an older version