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Netbook has 14-hour battery life, Bluetooth 3.0

Jun 29, 2010, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Angel)

"Samsung announced a netbook claimed to offer up to 13.8 hours of battery life. The N230 also offers "Fast Start" technology, Bluetooth 3.0, a 250GB hard disk drive, a 10.1-inch display, and a choice of Intel's 1.66GHz Atom N450 or 1.83GHz N470 processors, the company says.

"Samsung's N230 appears to be only a minor update to the N210 and N220 models announced in January. The company did not list operating system support, although the previous models ended up shipping only with Windows 7. Still, we figured the netbook deserved mention for its Bluetooth 3.0 support and exceptional claimed battery life, and as with just about any Atom-powered netbook, Windows can be wiped for a netbook-friendly Linux distribution of one's choice.

"What's more, the N230 ships with a "Fast Start" instant-boot OS for quick access to the web and other essential functions, and it is likely the same Linux-based HyperSpace environment used by the previous models (see farther below)."

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