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Samsung Launches New Mini Netbooks

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    Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the N110 and N120 as the newest additions to their mini notebook lineup. The N110 and N120 are both currently available through Samsung.com and online retailers with an MSRP of $469 and $459, respectively.
    “Our mini notebooks represent Samsung’s desire to offer high quality, mobile focused solutions that create user value with important features such as design, ergonomics and battery life,” said J.H. Kim, President of Samsung Electronics America’s Information Technology Division. “With the addition of the N110 and N120, we have expanded our lineup with enhanced battery life, multi-media speakers and a larger keyboard and touchpad. These key features will satisfy the needs of users looking for audio video capabilities, while also supporting the road warriors needing extended battery life.”

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    The N110 mini notebook’s compact design, 10.27'' (W) x 1.19'' (H) x 7.3'' (D), is lightweight, only 2.78 lbs, and capable of being stowed in a briefcase or travel bag. Despite its size, the N110’s keyboard has an ergonomic-friendly 93% full-size keyboard and a 10” LED SuperBright© Glossy Backlit Display, along with a 6-cell (5900mAh) lithium battery providing battery life up to 9 hours of continuous use. With a 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive, this mini notebook is functional for browsing the internet and software applications.

    The N120 mini notebook caters to those looking for a richer multimedia experience. While also compact, 10.71'' (W) x 1.71'' (H) x 7.4'' (D), and weighing only 2.8 lbs, the N120 features the convenience of a 97% full-size keyboard with trackpad, along with a 6-cell (5200mAh) lithium battery providing battery life up to 6 hours of continuous use. Its SRS 2.1 channel system, featuring two 1.5 watt stereo speakers and a dedicated subwoofer offers a high quality sound and integrated 1.3 megapixel digital motion camera provides video-conferencing capabilities.

    N110 Notebook
    • Dimensions: 10.27'' (W) x 1.19'' (H) x 7.3'' (D)
    • Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz, 512 KB)
    • Genuine Windows XP Home (SP3) operating system
    • 1 GB (DDR2 / 1 GB x 1) of memory
    • 10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 600) SuperBright Glossy Backlit Display
    • 160 GB (5400 rpm SATA) HDD
    • 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
    • 10/100 RJ45 Ethernet
    • 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, MMC),
    • Three (3) USB 2.0 ports
    • Headphone-out,/Mic in; Integrated Mic
    • VGA Out (15-pin, D-sub)
    • 1.3 Megapixel Web Camera
    • Six-cell (5900mAh) Lithium ion battery for up to 9 hours of use
    • 3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 Watt x 2 )
    • One-Year International Collect and Return Warranty

    N120 Notebook

    Includes almost all features of the N110 except for the following:
    • Dimensions: 10.71'' (W) x 1.71'' (H) x 7.4'' (D),
    • 3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 Watt x 2 ) with Subwoofer
    • Six-cell (5200mAh) Lithium ion battery for up to 6 hours of use
    • 97% Full-size keyboard

    All mini notebooks are available through Samsung resellers and distribution channels, which can be located by calling 1-800-SAMSUNG or by visiting http://www.samsung.com.

    Source: Samsung
     
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    not bad, but again, asus for 280 exists with very similar specs.

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    my bad, the screen is bigger here than the version I speak of. I guess they do have a competitive product here then.
     
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    So the differences to the NC10 are what exactly (I'm talking about the N110 here), a .07 inch larger screen and a 1% larger keyboard, big deal, although that does mean it'll be a damn nice bit of kit.
    I just saw the title "mini netbooks" and thought "oh dear, they can't get smaller can they?
     
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    Agreed. Dont understand why they dont compare this against the IMPROVEMENTS (if there are any) over the NC10. I think this is actually a marginal product refresh and NOT a "new product launch".

    x600 is too small in the "y". They really need to go HDTV1 ie x768. I was hoping that "gen 2" of netbooks would do that, not stick with the OLD screens.
     
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    Even just if they could support it while looking funny, I've come across software expecting 768 minimum in height (Pidgin's settings menu mainly) and I couldn't see what was at the bottom (turned out to be a button saying close but I couldn't tell if it had apply etc). That'd be useful.
     
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    It is really quite easy for them to put a higher density (smaller pixel pitch) screen into that 10" screen. Even existing screens could be used, but better if they made a new panel.

    Fujitsu does 1280x768 on 10"
    Panasonic does 1024x768 on 10"
    Asus does 1366x768 on 11"

    Samsung's 1024 x 600 on 10" is a poor show for a company THAT MAKES TFTs!!!
     
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    Fair 'nuff, just a point though:
    The intel chipset doesn't support higher than 1024*768, I hooked it up to my proper LCD monitor and it gave me options of 800*600 and 1024*768.
     

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