I got my hands on Samsung’s latest netbook, the Samsung N150, in their recent laptop launch in Intercontinental Hotel last Tuesday and it literally wowed me! How could Samsung have merged style and awesomeness without sacrificing reliability in this 10.1 netbook? Man, this could really be your next netbook… a colorful one!
The Samsung N150 is packed with all the juicy features you need: a decent processor and memory, ample hard disk space, long battery life and gadget theft-protection software. On the plus side, you have 3 skin color options – black (for the gadget freaks), yellow (who wishes to turn themselves into Yellow 4 of Bioman) and pink (for kikays). And here’s the shocker – you can buy this for only PhP21,900 SRP.
Samsung N150 Plus Specs and Pictures:
|Intel® Atom™ Processor N450 (1.66GHz, 667MHz, 512 KB)
|Genuine Windows® 7 Starter
|1 GB (DDR2 / 1 GB x 1)
|10.1” WSVGA (1024×600), non-gloss, LED backlit
|250 GB (5400 rpm S-ATA)
|Optical Disk Drive
|Intel GMA3150 (Int. Graphic)
|Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate
|I / O Ports
|-3 in 1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, MMC)
-3 x USB 2.0 (incl. USB Sleep and Charge)
-1 x Headphone out unit
-1 x Mic in
-1 x Integrated Mic
-1 x VGA Port
-1 x LAN Port
|Digital Live Cam
|6 Cell Lithium-ion up to 11 hours
|3W Stereo Speakers (1.5 W x 2)
|Dimensions (W x D x H)
|264 x 188 x 25.3-34.7 mm
|1.24 kg (inc. 6 cell battery)
Here’s the full text of the Press Release:
Samsung’s Latest Netbook Delivers Optimum Mobile Computing Essentials
Samsung’s N150 Plus 10.1” netbook is equipped with everything you need to look and work smart all day long
Samsung Electronics Philippines, Corp (SEPCO), a market leader in consumer electronics, and world leader in IT Technology, today announced the arrival of the N150 Plus Netbook. With its high quality design and great value the Samsung N150 Plus offers users all they need in a portable netbook.
With a slim design and extensive quality assurance testing the N150 Plus is stylish and reliable. Add in a mark and scratch resistant Samsung durable casing to reduce the risk of any damage, and it all adds up to a great long term value. The N150 Plus’ seamless and user friendly design take style to new height. It features an integrated hinge with smooth movement and high quality connection, so everything blends effortlessly together even when the netbook is open.
The N150 Plus’ 10.1” anti-reflective LED display gives users fine-tuned images with the sharpest images and boldest colors, and there is no mirror effect under bright lights or in sunny weather. The energy efficient display works with the N150 Plus’ optimized processing performance and Samsung’s proprietary Enhanced Battery Life solution to deliver exceptional battery powered performance of up to 11 hours. 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 enhancement, the N150 Plus offers an integrated Digital Live Cam for video conferencing or live messaging.
The N150 Plus also comes with a range of tools for greater ease of use and securing your PC. 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 on the go. Phoenix FailSafe ® software provides useful tool for tracking your pc if 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.
Using the integrated webcam with internal microphone and headphone-out connection also provides an easy and cost effective way to stay in touch with friends and family using video-conferencing, live messaging or VoIP telephony.
The Samsung N150 Plus incorporates Intel’s latest processor, the Intel® Atom™ N450, which is specifically designed to deliver 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.
“The Samsung N150 Plus meets all essential mobile computing needs with style, and is a smart choice,” said Jefferson Cheng, SEPCO Product Manager for Netbooks and Notebooks.
Like other Samsung netbooks, the N150 Plus has been awarded the leading environmental and usability standard, TCO Certified and is ECO RoHS compliant. As well as being ergonomically designed for optimum ease and use of performance, Samsung netbooks are 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 energy is used in the manufacture and usage phase of their product life.
The Samsung N150 Plus is available in leading computer stores nationwide, with a standard retail price of 21,900 pesos.
For complete product specs, please visit https://www.samsungcomputer.com
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.