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With this laptop, Samsung is sticking its tongue out at Apple and going "Hah, ours is bigger!" The Samsung M70 is indeed a 19-inch laptop that will debut at the IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin that opens September 2nd. Sure the screen size is pretty impressive, but that's not the only thing groundbreaking about the M70: The screen actually detaches from the notebook and can be placed on to a dock, thus transforming it into a monitor. This brings new meaning to the term "desktop replacement" as the M70 is not just a laptop, but really a portable desktop. And you can use the monitor as a standalone with another machine if you want to, because the monitor dock has a DVI interface.

Other stats of the laptop include a new mobile high speed CPU, a high end NVidia graphics chip (for a super-cool mobile gaming experience, we imagine), and the screen itself is a 1680 x 1050 TFT display. Plus it apparently weighs the same as Samsung's 17" model, so while it'll still be a hassle to carry around, it probably won't be too horrible. That's, of course, if you get the right bag for it, which we'll wish you luck in finding. But if you like the idea of whipping this out at your local WiFi hotspot and garnering the attention of all around you, you just might risk the back pain and the shopping dilemmas.


It'll be out in October, although no price has been set, and we're not sure on where it'll be available.

Samsung to release radical 19 inch Notebook in October [Gizmag]