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Samsung recently launched two new netbooks with Windows 7: The Samsung N130 and Samsung N140. If you’ve been wondering what separates one from the other, here’s the short answer: the N140 is the higher end model which was designed to replace the popular Samsung NC10.

But if you’re looking for a bit more detail, the N130 has just one speaker, while the N140 has two (plus SRS sound); the N130 has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU while at least some N140 models come with the slightly faster 1.66GHz N280; and the N130 has a lower capacity battery than its bigger sibling.

Laptop Magazine has tested both units extensively, and finds that while the Samsung N140 got 6.5 hours of battery life, the N130 ran for just 4 hours, 44 minutes. The sound clearly wasn’t as good, and even some Flash video playback wasn’t as smooth, although I’ve generally found that the Atom N270 processor and GMA 950 graphics do a pretty good job of playing standard definition Flash video on computers with 1024 x 600 pixel displays.

On the other hand, the Samsung N130 does have the same keyboard and touchpad as its more expensive sibling. And you can pick one up for under $300 from Amazon.

via Sammy Netbook

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4 replies on “Differences between the Samsung N130 and N140 explained”

    1. I asked myself the same thing, Michael. I was really surprised the N140 got less battery life than the N110. It seems that in different countries they ship it with a different battery. Don”t know why Sweden gets to have a high-capacity one and we don’t.

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