In the US, the Samsung Go (which is called the Samsung N310 in every other corner of the planet), has your basic netbook specs including a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 802.11b/g WiFi, and a 6 cell battery. But it turns out the version on sale in Singapore is a little more powerful, thanks to a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor. The Singapore version also has 802.11b/g/draft-n WiFi.

All told, most folks probably won’t see a huge difference in performance. And if you have an 802.11n network in your home, it’d probably be cheaper to pick up a USB 802.11n adapter than to order the Singapore model and ship it overseas. But it’s interesting to see that the configuration varies slightly from country to country.

via Netbooked and SammyNetbook Forum

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8 replies on “Samsung N310 “Go” get a bit more power for Singapore market”

  1. Intel is not interested in giving Atom processors more performance. They would then compete with their (currently) much faster and higher profit margin lines. Better graphics performance and power savings is all we are likely to see. AMD and Via have such a huge window of opportunity that they don’t seem to be exploiting. Imagine Intel giving them a sector that they can’t/won’t compete in.

    1. Yes, it is strange that they seem to be ignoring the opportunity –
      even after having a foot in the door with the C7-M.
      They already have paid the license fees for Intel’s P-6 core design,
      which, although a 1995 design still is the best performance per watt
      and best performance per clock that Intel has come up with.
      And the newest C7-M processors throttle back to less than 1watt, tpd.
      But I have only seen one new “design win” by VIA in the past year.

  2. Brad has a way of overqualifying his statements:-)

    Is he suggesting that some folks might “see a huge difference in performance”, when that difference is only 4%?

    It suffices to say that “few people will notice the slight difference in performance”.

    1. Even less than that – these are variable speed processors –
      But even if the owner has locked them at “full speed only” –

      Well, the human subjective response system is essentially
      logarithmic (like the other senses) – – who will notice +log(0.04)?

      1. Oops: log(1.66) – log(1.60) [0.01598]
        But the point remains – the only way a user might notice this
        difference is by comparing hardware benchmark reports. 😉

        1. By the way, what ever happened to the chipset that was supposed to make there be a greater difference between the performance of these two proccessors?

  3. Well, we might see 802.11n on future netbooks from Samsung…maybe. As you said not much help unless you in range of an N-device that hasn’t been back-throttled by a b/g device on the network as well.

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