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Samsung N110 supports max 1GB RAM, may be deal-breaker for some

March 25, 2009 at 8:52 am


The Samsung N110 netbook is now listed on the official Samsung US site. From the initial announcement and review that appeared on Monday it appeared that the N110 was an improved version of Samsung’s best-selling NC10 netbook. Its improvements include an expanded touchpad and a higher capacity 6-cell 5900 mAh battery (versus 5200 mAh in the NC10) that should give 9.5 hours of continuous use according to Samsung.

However, browsing through the product page shows that the maximum support RAM for the N110 is only 1GB. This is a strange move in our view, especially given that the NC10 supports 2GB. Apart from that there doesn’t seem to be any surprises to what we already knew. The official product page already has user manuals, drivers and software listed.

The N110 is powered by a 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU and 1GB RAM. It also has a 160GB (5,400 rpm) hard-disk drive. It also comes with Wifi (b/g), Bluetooth and Windows XP Home SP3. The Samsung N110 is set to launch in the US in the first week of April for $469.99. A full list of technical specifications is attached after the break.

Update: The Samsung N110 manual refers to the maximum amount of RAM being 2GB. At the time of writing, the Samsung website still says that the maximum RAM is 1GB but this is likely to be a typo. Thanks VSB!

Samsung N110 Technical Specifications:

    Operating System: Genuine Windows XP Home SP3
    CPU: Intel® Atom™ processor 1.6GHz N270
    System Memory: 1 GB
    Maximum System Memory: 1 GB

    Display LCD Technology: Glossy
    Graphics Graphic Memory: 128 MB shared
    Graphic Processor: Intel 945GSE
    Multimedia Sound: HD audio
    Speakers: 1 W
    Integrated Camera: 1.3 megapixel
    Storage Hard Drive: 160 GB (2.5″, 5400 RPM)
    Communication Wired Ethernet LAN: 10 / 100 BaseTX
    Wireless LAN: 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

    I/O Ports VGA: Yes
    Headphone-Out: Yes
    Mic-in: Yes
    Internal Mic: Yes
    USB 2.0: Yes
    RJ45 (LAN): Yes
    PC CardBus Slot: 3 in 1 card slot (SD, SDHC, MMC)

    Power AC Adapter: 100 ~ 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz, AutoSensing
    Battery: 6 cell lithium ion (5900 mAh) – 9.5 hours battery life
    Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W XH XD): 10.27” x 1.19” x 7.3”
    Weight, Including Std. Battery: 2.83 lbs (1.3kg)
    Software Installed Software: SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III, SAMSUNG Magic Doctor, SAMSUNG Update Plus Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager McAfee Virus Scan, Adobe Acrobat Reader

Comments

5 Responses to “Samsung N110 supports max 1GB RAM, may be deal-breaker for some”

  1. VSB said:
    March 27th, 2009 5:17 PM

    According to the manual (page 5)

    “There is one memory slot provided on this computer. It supports 2GB memory max. To upgrade to 2GB memory, replace the current memory with a 2GB memory module.”

    This article is therefore incorrect.

  2. Jet Sun said:
    March 27th, 2009 5:41 PM

    Thanks VSB. I have added a line with this info in the text. The Samsung site still says that only 1GB max RAM is supported but this is probably a typo.

  3. TigerMO said:
    April 15th, 2009 7:33 PM

    The Samsung site now shows the maximum memory at 2GB. The new N120 does have a 1GB maximum system memory.

  4. igor said:
    April 16th, 2009 10:38 AM

    I was informed by several vendors in Europe that with the NC 10 it is possible to upgrade to 2GB but you must flash the bios. Perhaps this is the same for the N110, thus it is possible but can’t be done by your average Joe on the street.

  5. Hannon said:
    May 24th, 2010 12:22 PM

    I’m using the Samsung n110 right now and it has 2gb ram, this article is incorrect.

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