updated 10:40 am EDT, Tue July 17, 2007
Samsung Sens G25
Samsung on Tuesday brought the style of its normally compact Sens notebooks (also known as the Aura) to a large desktop replacement, the G25. In addition to a sleeker look than most systems of its kind, the new system's 19-inch display is one of the clearest of any notebook display, according to Samsung: a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and 300cd/m2 brightness should make the screen ideal for desktop use. The Korean firm also makes the best use of the bigger casing to fit the AC adapter inside, saving the bulk of a secondary power brick.
Performance details are largely unknown but should include dual hard drives for 320GB of storage, graphics from AMD's ATI label, and Intel's most recent Core 2 Duo processors. It includes a near-record seven USB ports and should be available in Korea by late July for $1,089, though a release in Europe as well as higher-grade models are unknown. [via AVING]