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Samsung Announces 3G-Equipped 'Go' Netbook for AT&T

The new Samsung 'Go' Netbook will be available through AT&T.  This compact netbook's operating system will be the Microsoft 7 Starter Edition, and it will be able to instantly connect to the AT&T 3G network. It has 1 GB of system memory, a 160 GB hard drive, three USB 2.0 ports, and an external VGA port.

The Good

The 'Go' is very light at only two and a half pounds, and has a LED-backlit glass display that provides great viewing quality, which helps to reduce eye strain. The keyboard is comfortable to type on, with more spacing between the keys than one would expect from a small Netbook. It is also a very attractive Netbook, with rounded corners, midnight blue color, and a pebble-style keyboard. The battery can hold its charge during normal usage for up to four hours. It is powerful and fast enough for full internet functionality and it has a more reasonable price tag than some of its competitors in the market. The retail price of the Samsung 'Go' Netbook is projected to be $199.99 after rebates, and the data plans offered by AT&T for the 'Go' are also projected to be a good value.

The Bad

There is nothing particularly new or cutting edge about this new 'Go' Netbook. In fact, it is quite similar to the Samsung 'Go' N310, which was released earlier. Although the battery holds its charge for four hours of normal usage, the Nokia Booklet 3G battery can hold its charge for twice that amount of time.

The Bottom Line

For those who are looking for a good reasonably priced Netbook which has access to AT&T's fast 3G network and is coupled with a reasonably priced data plan, the Samsung 3G Netbook is a good choice. Although it does not add many new features from the previous model, it is a good machine, which would be an excellent choice for most people.