Samsung N150 and N220 Officially Debut in the Philippines
Last week, Samsung officially entered the local netbook market with the N150 and N220, two 10.1″ portables perfect for surfing and getting things done on the road.
Both devices can actually charge other gadgets via USB, even when off. A Samsung Philippines rep made a show of turning the N150 off, plugging in her phone (Samsung-branded of course) into one of the netbook’s 3 USB 2.0 ports, and proudly showed the mobile’s battery gauge filling up. Both the N150 and N220 can stream HD videos to other DLNA-capable devices, such as HDTVs.
Another showcase of the product demo was the Hyperspace instant-on OS, licensed from BIOS maker Phoenix. Hyperspace is a linux-derivative that allows users to access their emails, Twitter, and news items through its widget-based interface. Switching between Hyperspace and Windows 7 Starter takes a relatively quick 15 seconds.
What really caught my attention though was Samsung’s promise of good customer support. A local executive revealed that spare parts are kept in stock locally. This promises fast repairs, because replacement parts won’t have to be shipped from abroad.
The Samsung N150 costs P21,990, while the Samsung N220 will set you back by P24,990. They both feature the same specs, right down to a 6-cell battery, but the N220 can store more power. Samsung claims that the N150 and N220 will last up to 8 and 12 hours respectively, away from the wall socket. Both netbooks should be available from major gadget retailers as you read this.
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