Samsung Hong Kong
Samsung Hong Kong

The Samsung N120 packs a 10.1 inch display, decent speakers, and a nearly full sized keyboard into a 2.8 case that measures less than 1.2 inches thick. The US configuration also gets reasonably good battery life and sells for around $420 or less, making it a pretty good bargain. But if turns out if you live in Hong Kong you can get a little more bang for your buck.

Liliputing reader Anil wrote in to let me know that while the US model comes with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU and a 6 cell, 5200mAh battery, in Hong Kong you can get the computer with a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU and a 5900mAh battery. The Hong Kong version also has 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1, while the US model ships with 802.11b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. Anil says he gets about 9 hours of battery life from the netbook.

I checked with Samsung’s PR office and they say that the Hong Kong model is a regional variation. There are no plans to offer the same specs on the US model, as that would drive the price up over $500. But that decision could change in the future.

The Samsung N120-KA06 sells for 3,990 Hong Kong dollars, which is the equivalent of about $515 US.

thanks Anil!

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2 replies on “Samsung N120 comes with more power, stronger battery in Hong Kong”

  1. Does anyone else find the form factor of the N120 on the ugly side? I’ve been researching netbooks for months (I feel like I know the market by heart), and after all that, the N110 seems to be one of the best choices, given the battery life, keyboard, and design. I understand that widening the chassis makes for a better keyboard, but at the expense of crazy bezel or borders that cheapens the design. I guess one could say it looks retro.

    On a side note, if Samsung were to partner with Pixel Qi, that would be the ultimate netbook for me.

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