Samsung unveils notebook with detachable screen

By Derek Sooman on September 7, 2005, 11:32 AM
Well this is totally funky - a laptop with a detachable screen! Samsung is claiming the world's first in this area, with their unveiling of the M70, a laptop that can compete on both the notebook and desktop levels thanks to a mammoth 19in detachable monitor. M70's LCD monitor can be placed in a dock, making it into a desktop PC of sorts. But the real revolution is in the ability to upgrade with minimum expense. Now, one can simply upgrade the body of the machine, without having to get a new screen. About time someone thought of this, I'd say.

This boasts environmental benefits. Not chucking out an entire notebook means less waste and will help meet the EC WEEE directive that will soon come into force, making equipment manufacturers responsible for the safe disposal of their products.
As the proud owner of a Samsung P28, I can confirm that Samsung notebooks are of a high standard, are easily and simply upgradeable, and are robust. The M70 comes with an Intel Centrino mobile processor chip, Samsung's AVS Now technology, four USB ports and a full-sized keyboard with a PCMCIA type remote control device. It weighs 4.4kg.

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Phantasm66 said:
I'm in love with it already.
DragonMaster said:
Good they think about this. But if they cost twice the price... Intel CPU? (Don't want to start a debate plz)I'm never gonna buy this! The latest stable Intel-powered computers I saw was a Pentium 1 not-MMX. Every Celeron, P2, P3 and P4 I saw crashed at least once when I used them. Yes, I find 1 crash dramatic, especially when using a word processor. My K6-2, Duron and Athlon XP never crashed for no reason like P2 and up. I never ever saw a single BSOD with these CPUs. Only software bugs caused problems.
scottopoly said:
So you don't want to start a debate but then you go about the easiest way to start one. Well anyway, I just wanted to say that the problems you had were most likely not hardware related. I don't think there has been a major hardware bug since that widely publicized one in the Intel pentium. More than likely it's just a coincidence that you have seen more problems when using Intel chips. Do you have any reason to think the bugs were hardware? The people you want to blame is Microsoft since you were probably using windows. 99.999% of errors using desktop computers are software related, in general. That said, I still prefer AMD.
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