Samsung recently introduced
new business-class notebooks, but the company excluded details on pricing and a release window. Those particulars have now been clarified
. The P80 series kicks off in "late May" (now) for $999 and is comprised of two models: the 14-inch P480 and 15.6-inch P580. Samsung is also shipping its 14-inch P430 and 15.6-inch P530 P30 Essential notebooks for $849, and its NB30 Pro netbook for $519.
The P80 Premium range is equipped with a 1366x768 display, an Intel Core i5-430M processor, up to 4GB of RAM, a 320GB 5400RPM HDD, a 0.3MP webcam, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n, four USB 2.0 ports, Windows 7 Professional, and over four hours of runtime.
The P30 Essential line and NB30 stick close to that formula. The former offers an i3-330M, 250GB of storage, 10/100 Ethernet, and a tad more battery life, while the latter packs a 10.1-inch 1024x600 display, an Intel Atom N450 and GMA3150, up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 160GB HDD.