Samsung launches N130 and N140 netbooks
Samsung is introducing two new 10.1 inch netbooks in Russia. From the photos, it looks like the Samsung N130 and N140 are a cross between the Samsung Go and N110. I can’t tell for sure from the pictures, and my Russian is rusty nonexistent, but it looks like base of the netbook has a rubberized finish, a la the Go. The keyboard and touchpad also look like the Go’s, but instead of an edge to edge piece of glass, the screen seems to be a more traditional display with a plastic bezel around the edges, like the one on the Samsung N110.
Both models will have Intel Atom N270 or N280 processors, 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel displays, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, 1GB of RAM, and 160GB hard drives. The N130 will ship with mono audio and either a 3 or 6 cell battery, while the N140 will come standard with a 6 cell battery, although it looks like two different versions are available, a 5200mAh 6 cell battery or a higher capacity 5900mAh 6 cell battery.
The netbooks weigh about 2.8 pounds and measure 10.3″ x 7.3″ x 1.2″. They’ll be available black, white, or blue. No word on pricing yet, or if and when they’ll be available outside of Russia.
Update: As per the comments, it looks like these models are also available in the UK, Germany, and Italy for between 300 and 350 Euros (or about $429 to $500 US).
Update 2: According to CNET, Samsung claims the N140′s battery will last up to 11 hours.
Update 3: Netbook News.de reports that the laptops will ship with Windows 7 Starter Edition.
Update 4: It looks like the N130 case isn’t rubberized, just a bit rounder than earlier Samsung netbooks. It still looks a bit like the Samsung Go case to me.