February 11, 2010 at 9:40 am
The 10-inch Samsung N220 is the company’s premium Pine Trail netbook mainly as a result of its 11-hour quoted battery life. The base specs aren’t too different from most other Pine Trail netbooks and includes a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter. However, the N220 does come with a chiclet keyboard and two-tone colour design.
Riccardo from NetbookNews.it has posted his review of the Samsung N220. He was impressed with the 10-inch matte display and felt the keyboard was comfortable (good to hear after the apparent disappointment of the Samsung N150’s keyboard). Battery life was also good for 6-7 hours of real life usage and build quality was above average. At 100 percent CPU load and display brightness, the 6-cell 4400mAh battery lasted for 5 hours and 27 minutes.
It wasn’t all roses however, the Samsung N220 is more expensive than other Pine Trail netbooks, it has too many pre-installed programs on the device and the status LEDs are hidden with the lid closed. Click here for the full review (translated) and a video review in Italian.