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Samsung P28

Like some other manufacturers, Samsung didn’t invent anything new, but offered a “light” version of the P28 notebook in the low-end sector:

The model is rather old and was once positioned as an expensive office notebook. The distinguishing feature of this computer is its chipset which is made by ATI rather than by Intel, as usual.

Our modification comes with 512 megabytes of system memory by default, which is a nice thing, too. The exterior is demure enough, without any designer’s whims. The notebook seems just a little bit fat, maybe.

The front view makes that impression stronger:

The developers made a mess of putting the interface connectors around.

I can put up with having COM, LPT and D-Sub ports on the rear panel, but it is not a good solution to put three out of the notebook’s four USB ports there!

The right panel carries a DVD/CD-RW drive and a battery compartment:

The rest of the interface connectors are on the left panel:

Namely, modem and LAN connectors, a PCMCIA slot, a headphones output and a microphone input, a USB port, an S-Video output, and a 6-pin FireWire connector (which is a rare connector for a notebook).

 
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