Thursday, September 3rd 2009

Samsung Prepares N130 and N140 Netbooks

Samsung announced its N130 and N140 netbooks today. These feature 10.1 inch LED-backlit screens, Intel Atom N270 1.60 GHz or Atom N280 1.66 GHz processor, 1 GB of memory, and 160 GB of storage. Connectivity options include 10/100 Ethernet, 801.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth,and 3-in-1 memory card reader. A VGA webcam heads the screen. The two largely similar models differ with the N130 having 1.5W speakers, and a 3-cell battery, while the N140 having 3W speakers and a 6-cell battery that is rated to last for 11 hours. Both measure 10.3 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches, and weigh in at 2.8 lbs (1.27 kg). When it starts selling, the two are reportedly going to come with Windows 7 Starter Edition, Office Home and Student, and a Microsoft SkyDrive-based backup solution pre-installed. There is no word on pricing yet. Pictured below (in order) are N130 and N140.

Source: liliputing
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10 Comments on Samsung Prepares N130 and N140 Netbooks

#1
Soylent Joe
...just like every other netbook; an atom, 1gb ram, and a 160GB hard drive. C'mon, I want to see some new things in them.
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#2
lemonadesoda
Matte screen? Good if true.

Not sure how these models are better than the previous Samsung netbooks.
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#3
rpsgc
Yawn... More of the same, next.
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#4
n-ster
WHY do they NEVER put 2gb of RAM???
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Wile E
Power User
by: n-ster
WHY do they NEVER put 2gb of RAM???
cpu isn't strong enough to make use of 2GB of stuff in the ram. lol.
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#6
lemonadesoda
^ Rubbish. It's a Windows "home" for netbook requirement that allows the OEMs to purchase it on the very cheap.

Just buy it and stick in another 1GB RAM. If they SOLD it to you with 2GB, they would have to charge you more because MS license fee would be higher.

STUPID, I know. But that's discount OS sales for ya.
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gaximodo
by: lemonadesoda
Just buy it and stick in another 1GB RAM. If they SOLD it to you with 2GB, they would have to charge you more because MS license fee would be higher.

STUPID, I know. But that's discount OS sales for ya.
Most of those netbooks come with only 1 memory slot, if one wants to upgrade, he will have to stick a 2GB ram in and throw away the original one-. - what a waste.
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n-ster
by: gaximodo
Most of those netbooks come with only 1 memory slot, if one wants to upgrade, he will have to stick a 2GB ram in and throw away the original one-. - what a waste.
exactly :p I would so buy a 1005HA-Pu1x with 2gb of RAM at 400$ .... I think imana do just that xD
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lemonadesoda
by: gaximodo
Most of those netbooks come with only 1 memory slot, if one wants to upgrade, he will have to stick a 2GB ram in and throw away the original one-. - what a waste.
Agreed.
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Wile E
Power User
by: lemonadesoda
^ Rubbish. It's a Windows "home" for netbook requirement that allows the OEMs to purchase it on the very cheap.

Just buy it and stick in another 1GB RAM. If they SOLD it to you with 2GB, they would have to charge you more because MS license fee would be higher.

STUPID, I know. But that's discount OS sales for ya.
What are you going to do on a single core atom with Intel gfx that can actually make efficient use of 2GB ram?

It's intended purpose is for basic web surfing, document making, and media watching. You don't need any more that 1GB of ram for that. 2GB is a total waste in these machines.

Now, a dual core Atom on ION might be able to use 2GB, but even then that's pushing it.
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