I haven’t heard anything from Samsung about any new or upcoming netbooks with Intel Atom Pine Trail processors. But French retailer Rue de Commerce is selling a new model called the Samsung N220 which appears to be an updated version of the Samsung N140. The main difference? the new model has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor.
Here’s a rundown of the specs:
- CPU: 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450
- Display: 10.1″ non-glossy 1024 x 600 pixel screen
- Memory: 1GB
- Storage: 250GB
- OS: Windows 7 Starter Edition
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, Ethernet
- I/O: 3 USB, VGA, mic, headphone, SDHC card slot
- Battery: 6 cell, 5900mAh battery with up to 11.5 hours of run time
- Dimensions: 10.4″ x 7.4″ x 1.4″
- Weight: 2.9 pounds
- Price: 349 Euros in France (about $503 US, although it will likely sell for less in the States)
The standout feature for me isn’t the CPU so much as the 11.5 hour battery life claim. Of course, it’s the new low power CPU that makes this possible, but I’ll be very curious to see how long this computer can run under real-world conditions. According to the spec sheet, it should get about 7.5 hours of run time while playing videos, which leads me to believe that you’ll actually get somewhere between 7 and 11 hours in most situations. That ain’t too shabby… if it’s true.
More pictures after the break.
via Netbook 3G
Now I’m just spit-balling here but…wouldn’t this be the follow on of the N120 not the N140? I might point out that the cases size of the N120 and the N220 are similar where as the N140 is 0.1 smaller. Also the N120 was a bit heavier and at 2.9 lbs for the new system it more closely matches the N120 again. [wow, I’m a super big nerd…help me.]
Hehe… you could be right. I won’t know for certain until we hear something
official from Samsung though.
Nope, I’m wrong. The newer Samsungs have nicer cases so the N140 and N220 match up better. The N120 was ‘known’ for those side speakers on the screen bezel, the N220 just as MORE bezel…a step back if you ask me.
You should explain why “it will likely sell for less in the States”. In France the advertised price generally includes the 19.6% VAT. So 349 EUR really means 281 EUR before tax, or about $404.
Well, there are the Samsung NB30 and N150 with the latter popping up at the FCC as well. Not official though.
In Asia, the N450 is not even heard abt. I think retailers have too much stock of N280 left. Now, they have increased prices of the N280, stating that it comes with Win 7 Starter.
What a conjob.
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