Samsung N140 Netbook review

It is a good buy as it scores on ergonomics, good battery life and is one of the first one to come with Windows 7.

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Key Specs

The N140 is one of the first netbooks to be available in the market that comes preloaded with Windows 7 Starter Edition. The top has a glossy finish which makes the netbook extremely prone to fingerprints. This 10.1” netbook features a bright display in a 16:9 aspect ratio and boasts of an easy resolution manager that allows the resolution to be pumped up to 1024 x 768 if the running program supports it.

The netbook sports a spillproof keyboard, which is a joy to work on. The trackpad is not the largest we have seen, but has good response. It has 3 USB ports, Ethernet, VGA out and a card reader with a slide power button. Powered by the an Intel Atom N280 processor  running at 1.66GHz, 1GB DDR2 RAM, and Intel 950 graphics, the netbook doesn't offer anything new in terms of hardware, other than being the only one with 250GB hard drive. The netbook scored 149 3Dmarks in 3Dmark 06 which is quite average. 

It gave a battery backup of 6 hours, which is great, but certainly not the best.  It scored a 2.2 system rating in Windows 7. The audio output from the speakers is good enough for personal listening only. We were able to play Counter-Strike at 800 x 600 resolution at decent FPS, but HD movies failed to play. Weighing at 1.2Kg, the netbook has the advantage of coming with Windows 7 with a great keyboard and trackpad.

Price: Rs 24,990
Key Specs: Intel Atom N280 @ 1.66GHz, 1GB DDR2 RAM, Intel 950 graphics, 250GB Harddrive, 1.3Mp camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, 6 cell battery, 3 x USB ports, D-sub out, Ethernet Pros: Keyboard, battery
Cons: HD playback
Contact: Samsung India, www.samsung.co.in
SMS Buy 131272 to 56677

Bottomline: The Samsung netbook is a good buy as it scores on ergonomics, good battery life and is one of the first one to come with Windows 7.

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