Having personally used Samsung notebooks for many years now, I welcomed the news that this company is going to enter the U.S. notebook computer market. It can only help competitiveness in the market and make available some high quality products to American consumers. A little over a year ago I gave my Samsung X-10, a multimedia notebook with which I was very happy, to my wife. For my own use, I purchased a Samsung Sens Q35, a bit more compact, but powerful notebook that is handy for weekend and occasional overseas traveling. While in my office during the week, I plug into a larger monitor and regular keyboard.
One could almost say this Samsung move was inevitable, given that it manufactures most of the key components that go into a notebook computer these days --display, hard drive, and memory chips, to name the main ones.