We really don’t know why it’s only now that Samsung introduced their netbooks here in the local market considering the success of their NC10 overseas. Samsung is saying that they want to be prepared before launching their netbooks here so we’ll leave it at that.
Samsung unveiled yesterday their first two netbooks for the Philippine market. Sporting the latest Intel Atom N450 processor are the N220 and the N150. The N220 has a stylish color finish (looks like glass-encased) while the more affordable N150 has a glossy scratch-resistant finish.
Spec-wise both models are pretty basic:
- Intel Atom N450 (1.66GHz)
- Windows 7 Starter (can be upgraded)
- 10.1″ WSVGA LED display (1024×600)
- 1GB DDR2 RAM
- 160GB HDD for the N150 and 250GB for the N220
- Wifi, LAN, Bluetooth, 3 USB ports
- 0.3 megapixel Digital LiveCam
Aside from the design and disk space, the only other difference is the battery life. The N150 has a 4400mah 6-cell battery (8 hours) while the N220 has a 5900mah 6-cell battery (12 hours).
Samsung also included a lot of proprietary utility software to make life easier for the user. Also a feature on both netbooks is the Hyperspace which allows you to instantly use your netbook without waiting for Windows to boot.
The Samsung N150 is priced at P21,900 and comes in black and white while the N220 will go for P24,900 in either green or red. Both should be available in the market this month.