By Shane McGlaun
I am a big fan of netbooks and often use an MSI Wind U100 when I am on the go. The only thing I have really wished for that the Wind lacks is a larger keyboard, without giving up the small and compact form factor that makes the netbook so appealing.
Samsung has introduced a pair of new netbooks called the N110 and the N120 that are virtually identical. Both sport the Intel Atom N270, 1GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, and 10.1-inch LED backlit LCD. Both also run Windows XP Home and have webcams, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth built in. The N110 measures 10.27-inches W x 1.19-inches H x 7.3-inches D and has a 6-cell 5900mAh battery good for nine hours.
The N120 measures 10.71-inches W x 1.71-inches H x 7.4-inches D and has a 6-cell 5200mAh battery. The big difference between the two machines is that the N110 has a standard netbook keyboard 93% of normal size and the N120 has 97% full-size keyboard. I wonder why they didn’t just use the larger 6-cell battery from the N110 on the N120. The N110 sells for $469, the N120 sells for $459, and both are available now.
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