No bugs on Samsung's Aura laptops

We're routinely sickened by reports of office equipment harbouring more bacterial foulness than the rear end of a dysenteric cow. With all the various

We're routinely sickened by reports of office equipment harbouring more bacterial foulness than the rear end of a dysenteric cow. With all the various shavings of cheesy Wotsits, breakfast bagels and pistachio nut shells we've got lodged down our keyboards and phones we're just about ready to declare Stuff Towers an official biohazard zone.But rather than call in Kim and Aggie, it appears help could be at neatly manicured hand from Samsung. Its new line of Aura Edition laptops all feature Silver Nano coatings.By sprinkling the cases and keys with ultra-fine silver ion powder, it guarantees to keep bacteria locked up 'til lunch and beyond, no matter how many crumbs we spatter.First out of the Aura camp will be the 14.1in Widescreen R20 with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, built-in HSDPA and a mighty ATI 1250M Xpress graphics card. More models on the way include the Blu-ray or HD DVD equipped R70 – perfect for our popcorn spilling movie sessions.

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Samsung Aura R20 Price: £TBA On sale: TBA (April in US) Contact: Samsung Related stories: Samsung Q1 UMPC – take two