Samsung N120: 10.5hrs battery & full-size keys

Mar 24, 2009
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As well as the N110 and N310, Samsung have a third new netbook, the Samsung N120.  Equipped with the same 10.1-inch display as the N110, the Samsung N120's party trick is a full-sized 12.1-inch notebook keyboard; the Intel Atom-based netbook also promises up to 10.5hrs runtime from the 6-cell battery pack.

The specific Atom CPU is unconfirmed, as is storage and RAM, but it's reasonable to assume that they're the 1.6Ghz N270, 160GB of HDD and 1GB respectively.  We do know that there's a 1.3-megapixel webcam, WiFi and optional Bluetooth 2.0, together with an anti-bacterial keyboard.

There's also three USB 2.0 ports, a 3-in-1 memory card reader and 1.28kg weight even with the 6-cell battery pack.  Samsung have also fitted twin 1.5W speakers and a subwoofer.  No pricing, but the Samsung N120 will be available in April in most worldwide markets.

Press Release:

South Korea, March 24, 2009. Samsung Electronics, a market leader in consumer electronics and world leader in IT technology, today launched the innovative Samsung N120 mini notebook. Although slim at just 10.1", the N120 is designed for optimum usability and performance, with its full-size 12” notebook style keyboard, larger touchpad and an ultra-lightweight and robust slim line casing. What's more, its enhanced sound system means you can experience a rich multimedia experience when you are on the go.

With the N120 you can enjoy high-quality sound anywhere using its integrated SRS 2.1ch system, featuring 2 x 1.5 Watt stereo speakers with a dedicated sub-woofer. It also features a larger touchpad and a full-size 12” notebook style keyboard with optimized key spacing, so you can type faster and make fewer mistakes. Its ergonomic design places less stain on your wrists, which all adds up to a more enjoyable and productive experience.

Shielded by the robust Samsung Duracase, this mini notebook is more than capable of rolling with the punches. Having passed a grueling series of quality assurance tests, ranging from rapid temperature change to electrical surges, it sets new standards for survivability and resilience, giving you much less to worry about when you’re traveling.

As well a being extremely portable, the N120 also delivers a significantly longer battery-powered performance of up to 10.5 hours* with a long-life 6 cell battery, independent of any power supply, for maximum freedom and mobility. The unique combination of its power efficient LED display and optimized processing performance coupled with Samsung’s class-leading engineering ensures that you’re always ready to go anywhere and do anything thanks to the N120’s vastly improved battery life.

To help you get the most out of life when you’re out and about the N110’s small form is packed with comprehensive array of the latest technology for maximum performance on the move, including advanced connectivity tools to help you stay in touch.

An integrated 1.3 megapixel digital motion camera combines the resolution and image quality of a still camera with the sustained high frame rates of a video camera, so it’s much easier to keep in touch with friends and family, using video-conferencing or live messaging.

To make it as simple as possible to exchange data, including documents, pictures and music, between almost any modern camera, peripheral or audio-visual device, the N120 incorporates a range of advanced connectivity tools, including a 3-in-1 memory card reader, 3 built-in USB ports and optional Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate).

As well as safeguarding your data, the N120 also uses the latest medical technology to protect your health by providing a more hygienic computing environment. Its anti-bacterial keyboard is coated with a special finish that successfully eliminates virtually all bacteria by making it almost impossible for them to live and breed.

“Now everyone can afford to experience exceptional portability and usability with the full sized keyboard and advanced communications tools of the ultra-light Samsung N120 mini notebook. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who needs to stay in touch on the go,” said Seong Woo Nam, Senior Vice President of Samsung Computer Systems Division.
The Samsung N120 will be available from April in European, CIS, Asian, and also in the US country.

FEATURES:

Intel® Atom™ processor
Incorporating Intel's smallest and lowest power processor, the Intel® Atom™ processor, which is specifically designed to deliver an amazing Internet experience using mini notebooks. Based on an entirely new microarchitecture, the Intel® Atom™ processor increases energy efficiency to extend battery life, while delivering enhanced mobile performance and increased system responsiveness.

Genuine Microsoft Windows® XP Home
Packed with multimedia features, Windows XP Home Edition aims to unlock the full potential of your mini notebook. Designed exclusively for home computing, Windows XP Home Edition puts the exciting experiences of the digital age at your fingertips. From digital photos, music, and video to building a home network, Windows XP Home Edition brings you into the digital age with ease.

Richer sound
Enjoy a full and rich multimedia experience on the go with high-quality sound thanks to the integrated SRS 2.1ch system, featuring 2 x 1.5 Watt stereo speakers with a dedicated sub-woofer.

Large size keyboard
Makes typing easier and faster with a full-size 12” keyboard packed into a 10.1" mini notebook. Despite its small form, the ergonomic design, with optimized key spacing and larger touchpad, provides a more pleasurable and productive experience, with less strain on your wrists, fewer errors and faster typing speeds.

Slim line design
The class-leading slim line design lets you do more on the move – and still look good! As well as premium ergonomics and haptic styling, the elegant, durable casing ensures maximum portability and reliability – making it easy to carry in a handbag, briefcase or luggage.

Long-lasting battery life
Delivers longer battery-powered performance of up to 10.5 hours* with a long-life 6 cell battery, independent of any power supply, for maximum freedom and mobility. This vastly improved battery life is guaranteed by the power efficient LED display and optimized processing performance coupled with Samsung’s class-leading engineering. So you’re always ready to go anywhere and do anything.

Light weight
Experience optimum mobility with this ultra-light mini notebook, which weighs just 1.28 kg (including a 6 cell battery) – allowing you to carry less, but do more. Despite its compact size, it still incorporates comprehensive functionality for maximum performance on the move, including advanced connectivity tools and an ergonomic keyboard.

Durable casing
Shielded by the robust Samsung Duracase to ensure reliability and durability, this mini notebook is more than capable of rolling with the punches, giving you less to worry about when traveling. A grueling series of 54 quality assurance tests, ranging from rapid temperature change to electrical surges, set new standards for survivability and resilience.

Always stay in touch
An integrated 1.3 megapixel digital motion camera makes it easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family, using video-conferencing or live messaging. The camera combines the resolution and image quality of a still camera with the sustained high frame rates of a video camera.

Simple data sharing
Enables simple data sharing with a host of advanced connectivity tools, including a 3-in-1 memory card reader, 3 built-in USB ports and optional Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate). That means you can easily transfer pictures, movies and data to and from virtually any modern camera, peripheral or audio-visual device.

Healthy working environment
Using the latest medical technology, the Samsung anti-bacterial keyboard is coated with a special finish that makes it almost impossible for bacteria to live and breed. So, virtually all bacteria are successfully eliminated and the notebook remains clean, creating a more hygienic computing environment.

ECO friendly
Samsung’s own certification mark (ECO), which guarantees Eco-friendly features, including removal of hazardous substances and material, optimized energy efficiency and effective material usage for a more environmentally friendly product.

Warranty, On Time – and On Us
All this is backed up with the peace of mind that your notebook is protected by Samsung’s class leading warranty service. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your notebook, the Samsung international warranty infrastructure will provide you with a fast track collection repair and return service for your notebook in order to minimize disruption and get you back working as quickly as possible.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$105 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of four main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, and Telecommunication Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.


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