The Samsung N310, released to retail in mid-March in the West Pacific Rim, is a smooth-edged, 10.1-inch-screen netbook with a “pebbled” keyboard that features lifted and separated keys. The keyboard is 97 percent the size of a regular keyboard, making it easier to navigate for people with larger fingers. The N310 sports an Atom N270 processor, preinstalled Windows Home operating system, a VGA port, three USB ports, a 3-in-1 card reader, and support for Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth.
The Samsung N120 netbook, which is scheduled to be released the week of April 6, has all the features of the N310 plus multimedia-style speakers—including a subwoofer. Another interesting feature is the always-live USB ports, so a user can charge up an iPod or iPhone without having to turn on the computer.