Samsung NC10-11PBK Special Edition Boosts Battery Life, Price TagS

Samsung's leap into the 10-inch netbook arena, represented in physical form by the glossy NC10, is receiving a "special edition" hype injection. There is some substance here, however, mostly in the area of battery life.

The battery boost arrives courtesy of a higher capacity 6-cell battery, capable of nearly nine and a half hours of runtime, Samsung says. Other additions to the NC10 line include a user-requested larger trackpad and what is perhaps the bane of laptops and netbooks these days: a glossy screen.

The special edition NC10 is $50 more than the original, checking in at $500. Pre-order only for now, and no new pics of the trackpad update or the smudge-loving screen. [Amazon via Portable Monkey - Thanks, Peter!]