Samsung's rumoured entry into the increasingly overcrowded netbook market is imminent, according to a leak from What Laptop.

The unnamed model, apparently due to launch at the end of October, sees the Korean manufacturer plump for a 10.2-inch model running Windows XP.

Due to be available in white, black and blue, the design means the keyboard fits across the entire width of the device with the power button, VGA-out, audio and a USB port on one side with Ethernet, power input and two more USB ports on the other.

The site speculates the machine with get an Intel Atom N270 processor and 1024MB of memory and either a 80GB or 120GB hard drive.

No pricing has been revealed, but What Laptop states that Samsung says it will be "very much in-keeping" with similar models, so around £330 is predicted.