Samsung's Go netbook
has already made its debut
in America courtesy of
AT&T, but it looks like the machine is coming to some hands in yet
another fashion. The New York Times has sparked up an interested
partnership, bringing an offer to prospective subscribers that involves
a handsome discount on the Go in exchange for signing up for the Times
for a year.
Put simply, consumers can receive $100 off of the purchase of a Samsung
Go netbook if they order a one-year subscription to Times Reader 2.0.
Times Reader 2.0 is an Adobe AIR-based software application that feeds
users with up-to-the-minute news around the clock, but of course you'll
need to have your PC up and running in order to read it--no actual
papers are involved here.
The deal still isn't great for those not already interested in signing
up the the Times for the first time, as the subscription costs just
under $180 and the discount on the netbook is just $100. It's also only
available for new subscribers, and it runs through March 2010.
Key features of Times
Parallels printed news with columns of high-quality text, combined
with the dynamic flexibility of the Web, including search, links and
up-to-the minute headlines.
Downloads the Latest News section every five minutes from NYTimes.com.
Users can customize how often the Latest News is updated.
Online/offline reading capabilities, allowing readers to sync content
via internet connection and then read 7 days worth of content offline.
Integrates interactive version of The New York Times premium crossword
The Samsung Go, weighing just 2.8 lbs., is a portable powerhouse that
can easily be stored in a briefcase or travel bag. The Go’s Jet
Black color and slim, soft texture design with rounded edges makes a
statement and stands out from the crowd, designed by acclaimed designer
Naoto Fukasawa. The pebble-style keyboard makes typing comfortable with
larger than average spacing. The brilliant LED-backlit, borderless glass
display is scratch resistant and provides users with photo-like image
quality, greater viewing angles and better text legibility, reducing eye
strain and boosting productivity.
Equipped with a standard 4-cell battery, users can stay connected for up
to 4 hours on a single battery charge and the built-in Intel Atom
processor delivers the power and performance needed for full Internet
capabilities anytime, anywhere.