In the past designing a specific netbook or laptop for kids has been a hit or miss affair, but Samsung have taken this one step further with the launch of the NC110 Pororo netbook. It has been designed using a popular South Korean penguin type cartoon character with the name Pororo.
As such, Samsung have taken the basic ten inch netbook and transformed it with decals on the lid and installing a hundred and fourteen episodes of the cartoon onto the hard drive ready to watched whenever the little kids feel like it. However, as we said this is a based on a ten inch netbook and therefore it is going to offer some interesting specs.
Samsung use its standard 10.1 inch LCD LED backlit widescreen display with a 1024 x 600 of pixel resolutions and there is even a built in 0.3 mega pixel web camera for video calling etc. Powering this machine will be a second generation Dual Core Intel Atom central low power usage processor; there is no mention of the graphics card so we assume it will be a basic unit.
Inside there is 1 GB of internal DDR3 memory and a hard disk drive (HDD) that has not specific size to it, but has to be in the region of 250 GB to enable the storage of all those cartoon episodes and to have a bit left over.
As normal with netbooks, this version has Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0+HS network adapters installed. It also features three USB ports, an HDMI interface, a chiclet style keyboard and a stereo speaker system.
As for weight is around 1.16 kilos and that includes the integrated 6 cell battery which should be good for a few hours when running the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.
The NC110 Pororo has gone on sale in South Korea with a price tag of around $450, there is no news as to if this will be available anywhere else as that would depend on the popularity of Pororo.