Looks like Samsung isn’t done yet. The company has announced, according to newswires in South Korea, new additions to its netbook range – the N210, N220, N150 and NB30. The first two are said to deliver up to 12 hours of battery life, while the N150 has a battery life of 8.5 hours and the NB30 has 11 hours of battery life – and Samsung says this is because of the LED display and its "Enhanced Battery Life" solution.
They all feature a 10.1-inch display and will use the Intel Atom N450 processor, which uses a new micro-architecture to increase speed and energy efficiency. Expect them to launch in January in most of Europe and the Middle East, Americas and Asia. Pricing has not been revealed.
Full press release is after the jump, and a look on what you expect to see when opening the laptop.
Samsung’s New Netbooks Extend The Limits of Style, Mobility and Durability
Seoul (Korea Newswire) January 4, 2010 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a market leader in consumer electronics and world leader in IT technology, today launched the latest additions to its award-winning range of netbooks, the Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30. Designed to provide maximum personal freedom, the N210 and N220 deliver up to 12 hours* of secure connected mobility, while the N150 and NB30 keep on going for up to 8.5 hours* and 11 hours* respectively. This impressive battery-powered performance is possible because overall power consumption is reduced by their energy efficient LED display, optimized processing performance and Samsung’s proprietary Enhanced Battery Life solution.
The N210, N220, N150 and NB30 also have several display features that enhance the visual experience. The new netbooks’ 10.1" LED anti-reflective display fine-tunes movies and images with the sharpest details and boldest colors, with no mirror effect under bright lights or in sunny weather. Using the integrated Easy Resolution Manager tool, screen resolution can easily be changed if a program or game needs to be viewed in 1024×768. For added visual enhancements, the N210, N220, N150 and NB30 offer an integrated Digital LiveCam for video-conferencing or live messaging.
With a slim and elegant design and extensive quality assurance testing the N210, N220, N150 and NB30 are stylish and reliable. The N210 and N220 feature Samsung’s new crystal pattern design, while the N150 sports an integrated hinge with smooth movement and high quality connection, so everything blends effortlessly together even when the netbook is open.
Add in a mark and scratch-resistant Samsung durable casing to reduce the risk of damage, and it all adds up to a great long-term value. Especially as the ultra-durable NB30 features an innovative hard disk drive (HDD) freefall sensor, which protects data by automatically parking the HDD if it senses the netbook dropping. The NB30 also incorporates a water-tight seal around the system to prevent potential damage from contact with up to 50 cc of spilled water if removed within 10 seconds, based on testing by Samsung.
The new netbooks come with a range of tools for greater ease of use and safety. Firstly, the “Instant On” capability of the Phoenix HyperSpace™ tool, featured on the N210 and N220, allows the devices to turn on and immediately go online without waiting for Windows to boot, while their “Smart Power Management” conserves more battery power without user intervention. The AnyPC** remote PC access application enables a secure One-Click connection to a home or office PC, making it safe and easy to transfer and view files while on the go. Phoenix FailSafe®*** software provides a useful tool for tracking your PC when it’s stolen.This powerful theft deterrence service lets you track the location of a lost or stolen netbook and encrypt, manage, retrieve or erase your vital data.
The Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30 incorporate Intel’s latest processor, the Intel® Atom™ N450, which is specifically designed to deliver an amazing Internet experience using netbooks. Based on an entirely new micro-architecture, the Intel® Atom™ processor increases energy efficiency to extend battery life, while delivering enhanced mobile performance and increased system responsiveness.
“Featuring an elegant choice of designs, the Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30 lead the range with a pragmatic approach that takes ultra mobile computing into a whole new dimension. Longer battery life is an important issue for customers, and we are proud to deliver feature-rich netbooks that allow you to get wirelessly connected so easily and for such a long time,” said Seongwoo Nam, Executive Vice President, head of Samsung IT Solutions Business.
Like other Samsung netbooks, the N210, N220, N150 and NB30 have been awarded the leading environmental and usability standard, TCO Certified, and are ECO RoHS compliant. As well as being ergonomically designed for optimum ease of use and performance, Samsung netbooks are also completely mercury free and consume significantly less power thanks to their LED backlit displays. Their ultra-lightweight, robust and compact design also offers other ‘green’ advantages, as less power is used in the manufacture and usage phases of their product life.
The Samsung N210, N220, N150 and NB30 will be available early in January in most of EMEA, the Americas and Asian countries.
For complete product specs, please see http://www.samsungcomputer.com.
* Battery life based on BatteryMark test scores that will vary based on configuration.
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