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New Samsung Netbooks; Up to 11-hr Battery Life

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Samsung unveiled two new netbooks today, the N110 and N310, both of which feature 10-inch displays and great battery life.

Up first, we have the Samsung N110, which takes on a professional appearance with a glossy black lid and a touch of red around around the netbook's border.  Professionals will especially appreciate the N110 for the included 10.2-inch matte display with 1024 x 600 resolution, the 6-cell battery that is capable of over 7-hours of battery life and the spacious 93-percent full-size keyboard. Other features of the N110 include an Intel Atom N270 1.6 Ghz processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB HDD, Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics, 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel webcam and Windows XP Home.

The Samsung N110 weighs in at 2.8-pounds, has a thickness of 1.2-inches and will be available at e-retailers the first week of April for $469. For further information on the Samsung N110, Laptopmag.com has a full review of the new netbook available here.

As for the new Samsung N310, its design seems to be more playful and stylish compared to the N110. The system comes in a choice of colors, includes a 93-percent full-size chiclet keyboard and has what can be described as pebble smooth curves. As for system specifications, the N310 comes with a glossy 10.1-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution, an Intel Atom N270 processor, Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics, 1 GB of RAM, a 160 GB HDD, a 1.3-megapixel webcam and a 3-in-1 card reader.  As for connectivity options, the system includes Bluetooth, HSDPA, 802.11g WiFi and WiMax, although it is a bit unclear if the WiMax and HSDPA will be optional or not.

The Samsung N310 has a weight of 2.7-pounds, a thickness of 1.1-inches and comes with a 4-cell battery rated for 5-hours of battery life.  For serious mobile users however, there will be an extended battery option that increases the battery life up to a claimed 11-hours. The Samsung N310 will be available globally in the next couple months with a price of £399 ($580).

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    mrubermonkey , March 23, 2009 11:39 PM
    A 13.3" is available from Dell with about double as powerful a processor will being slightly heavier and having slight worse battery life.
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    sot010174 , March 24, 2009 12:22 AM
    Yet another EEEPC 1000HE?
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    Shnur , March 24, 2009 12:44 AM
    mrubermonkeyA 13.3" is available from Dell with about double as powerful a processor will being slightly heavier and having slight worse battery life.


    And about 3 times the price?
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    radguy , March 24, 2009 2:48 AM
    shnur as of today try inspiron 13 $399 thats like what 70 bucks cheaper

    But its not slightly heavier its almost twice but you can upgrade to a pentium dual core and 6 cell 56whr battery for about 500. Self install 4 gigs of ram and for about 550 with shipping the inspirion 13 is a really nice portable laptop today and definitly getting a lot more for your money that a netbook. Not to dis netbooks but the 1024x600 and gma 950 need to be upgraded badly. Even at 10 inches 1280x800 would be much better.
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    Master Exon , March 24, 2009 4:30 AM
    More girls. I like girls.

    Oh, and higher resolutions and Ions/AMD-ons would be nice.
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    mrubermonkey , March 24, 2009 5:12 AM
    The 13.3" Dell with double the processing power I was talking about comes in at $449.99 with a processor upgrade so it is actually cheaper then this netbook in that configuration.
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    mrubermonkey , March 24, 2009 5:15 AM
    By the way, most websites meant for personal computers are designed to be best viewed at 720p (1280x720) resolutions or higher and the netbook is far below that.
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    KyleSTL , March 24, 2009 12:54 PM
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    By the way, most websites meant for personal computers are designed to be best viewed at 720p (1280x720) resolutions or higher and the netbook is far below that.

    Actually most sites are designed for 1024x768 viewing.
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    KyleSTL , March 24, 2009 1:09 PM
    You guys are talking about the Inspiron Mini 12. It is a Atom Z520-based system. The Studio XPS 13 is a $1100+ C2D system. Regardless, the point is still valid that the Dell is bigger, more capable and cheaper.
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    timaahhh , March 24, 2009 1:19 PM
    Infinitron just released a netbook that has a 12 day battery life. It has the innovative Intel 8088 processor clocked at 1 Hz. Running Windows 3.1 it can open a youtube video in five days. It also ways 2 grams and is the size of a postage stamp.
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    erikstarcher , March 24, 2009 4:12 PM
    timaahhhInfinitron just released a netbook that has a 12 day battery life. It has the innovative Intel 8088 processor clocked at 1 Hz. Running Windows 3.1 it can open a youtube video in five days. It also ways 2 grams and is the size of a postage stamp.


    Sweet!!! Where can I get one?
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    ph3412b07 , March 27, 2009 6:41 PM
    ok 5-10 hours of life from a 4-cell is impressive. NOT. One of these days I'll massively underclock my 45nm CPU, Vmod it down, rip out my discrete graphics solution, and cut my screen size in half. I bet I'll get 5 hours easy. and my fingers won't cramp while typing on it for 5 hours.