Samsung N350 – 1KG, Dual-Core Netbooking is Here!

Updated on 14 October 2015 by

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Update: More analysis, info and a hands-on video.

I’ve just come from the Samsung booth where I was taking a look at the N350. Sascha from Netbooknews.com put me onto it when he mentioned 1KG in the podcast we recorded earlier. (Coming later)  I have enough batt/time to give you a few key features and a few pics. A video will be coming later.[Netbooknews have one you can watch here]

  • N550 – Dual Core Atom CPU
  • 3G (in some models)
  • 13 hours battery (6-Cells)
  • 6 hours (3-cells) in just 1KG
  • 1024×768 screen
  • Upgradeable to 2GB
  • Base price – 400-450 Euros
  • Availability – 4 weeks (Germany)
  • Fast start – A hybrid standby / hibernation process that takes no power but starts in about 6 seconds. Very nice.
  • 4G versions are also likely

The device I tested was only running a single core Atom but i’m assured it’s going to come with a dual core.

Update: Full Gallery here.

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  1. Gretchen Glasscock says:

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  4. Gearsguy says:

    Kind of outdated. The ASUS 1201N has dual core atoms, upgradable to 2gb of ram AND NVIDIA Ion graphics and has been out for a long time already

  5. Tiago says:

    Actuallu you’re mistaken, this are the new N550 processors that have just been launched, more expensive, but with a much lower TDP and other improvements that allow better battery life then the intes that asus uses, like the D525 on the new 1215N.

    Check this comparison: http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=49490,50154,

  6. aftermath says:

    Not everybody wants or needs NVIDIA Ion graphics, and it certainly isn’t “better”. That’s like saying a W12 engine is “better” than a 4-cylinder engine. They’re just different. Each has its own clear advantages and disadvantages. One can only better once a context is specified.

    Personally, I’m happy that consumers who want it can have the NVIDIA Ion. I really do see ION as a great thing and love choice in the marketplace. However, I personally prefer integrated graphics from Intel. Not only should I enjoy a (marginally) lower purchase price and (marginally) better battery life, but I’ll also enjoy significantly “better” driver experience. Once again, “better” here also just means different. Whereas NVIDIA is good at providing (non-Optimus) graphics drivers for Linux, I’m not interested in hardware tied to closed or proprietary drivers that I will have to continue to rely on the Manufacturer for. Intel is the best in the business at contributing open source drivers for their graphics. Thus, for me, the advantages of Intel make it “better”.

  7. Nobley says:

    you wont see any battery savings without ION since it only comes on when needed. therefor all ION does is allow you to watch certain content that before were impossible. so stating you prefer Intel just means you prefer not having a choice when highend content is in front of you. that is sort of the Apple mindset, just taking the choice away from the consumer. the only gain is saving $50. the reason these new breed of netbooks are getting less battery life is because of the N550 not ION.

    i would have agreed 2yrs ago that ION wasnt necessary but these days HD is everywhere. many of us are sick of the way Atom chokes on everything it encounters. ive come to learn that 10-12hrs battery life doesnt mean squat besides having a longer miserable experience, id rather take a few less hours & be satisfied.

  8. aftermath says:

    “you wont see any battery savings without ION since it only comes on when needed.”

    No. You’re alluding to NVIDIA’s new Optimus technology which according to NVIDIA won’t be supported under Linux. That means it doesn’t apply to me. It also means that if I want the NVIDIA component under Linux it will always be on and sucking down my battery life. Moreover, I don’t want their proprietary drivers in my life on Linux in the first place. That’s two strikes against it. Even if Optimus was supported, I still wouldn’t want Ion because I don’t want to be dependent on NVIDIA for drivers.

    “…that is sort of the Apple mindset, just taking the choice away from the consumer”

    No. I said I like that Ion 2 is there as an option of consumers. I also like that I have choices that are better for me. I understand that I won’t have access to its features if I buy a netbook without NVIDIA Ion. In fact, I like that I have that choice. Like I said, I don’t want their proprietary drivers in my life on Linux.

    “the only gain is saving $50.”

    So? It’s fifty bucks that I don’t want to spend on something that I don’t want. That seems easy to understand. If you don’t care, then why don’t you go ahead and send Chippy $50 on PayPal. That’s no big deal, right?

    “HD is everywhere…id rather take a few less hours & be satisfied.”

    That’s cool. I understand that, Do that. I get the sense you’re a video watcher. I’m not. If I really need to watch a video, I’ll use a better computer than a netbook. What I’m pretty sick of is vendors turning hardware into junk because they no longer support them, so I’m going to stick with hardware that’s better supported by open source drivers.

    Like I’ve said twice now. It’s good that NVIDIA Ion 2 is available, but it’s also good that it’s not the only thing available because it’s not the best for everybody.

  9. Chippy says:

    I’m sitting here with Sascha from netbook news. We’re agreed that for HD playback, a decent GPU is needed but really, if you want gaming performance, isn’t it better to get a gaming-focused device?
    Atom + Broadcom is the optimal solution in my eyes. Unfortunately the Samsung doesnt deliver the Broadcom solution.

  10. Gearsguy says:

    I meant the dual Atom was outdated, I just added in the NVIDIA Ion. This is cool, but not revolutionary or new. I think all netbooks will probably start coming with dual core atoms now, because theyre still cheap and small and don’t use alot of power. Yet 2 atom processors will give you a great performance boost

  11. DavidC1 says:

    That’s like saying the mobile chips are outdated because certain manufacturers squeezed a desktop 130W chip into some laptops.

  12. Smiley says:

    Two questions:
    (1) 1024×768, really?
    (2) Does anyone knows the weight with a 6-cells battery?

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