Samsung launches laptops for rich klutzes

Finally, an ultraportable PC for wealthy people prone to accidents! That seems to be what Samsung has created in its first-ever notebook and handheld PCs with flash-memory drives. Substituting flash memory for hard disks lets Samsung cut the weight of the devices and the time it takes them to boot up, and as MobileWhack notes, flash memory is more resistant to drops and spills than disks. But Engadget points out that the $2,430 price tag is five times what Microsoft suggested these devices should cost. That's a steep price to pay for a faster boot time and more oops-resistant storage.
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