New N210, N220, N150 and NB30 netbooks offer an average battery life of above 10 hours
Samsung has officially announced four new N-series netbooks - N210, N220, N150 and NB30, which are based on Intel Atom N450. Out of these, Samsung N220 netbook was listed at French retailer site last week and we already know that it's expected at the Consumer Electronics Show 2010. Starting January 7, Samsung will show all four netbooks at CES 2010 and make them available early January in most America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Asia.
Intel's new Atom N450 processor crams integrated graphics and integrated memory controller with the CPU on the same silicon die. Touted as power-efficient and 720p graphics friendly, this new chip along with Intel NM10 Express chipset is expected to offer longer battery life. From these four netbooks, N210 and N220 promise to offer 12 hours of battery life. On the other hand, N150 offers 10.5 hours and NB30 offers 11 hours of battery life.
These new 10.1-inch LED anti-reflective displays bearing netbooks have Easy Resolution Manager tool for switching resolutions as per needs for gaming or movies. The N150 features "integrated hinge" promises high quality connection with smooth movements. The N210 and N220 netbooks sound close brothers feature Samsung's Crystal Pattern design and Phoenix HyperSpace tool for "instant-on" feature. No further specifications of these netbooks were released.
Samsung NB30 netbook has 'freefall HDD locking' feature that claims of protecting data if the HDD senses 'falling experience'. Apart from that, Samsung boasts that NB30 can stand 50cc of water spilled over it due to water-tight seal and water should be removed in less than 10 seconds.
Naturally, these new line of netbooks offering over 10 hours of battery life would attract more consumers and also will bless them with 720p graphics. The netbook competition would get more stringent since now all major PC makers will offer Pineview clad netbooks. But the marginal 1-2 hours of battery life through custom power management tools would make a difference in performance.