Hardware wise, the 10.1-inch Samsung N230 is essentially the same as N210 or N220 that was released earlier this year. But they have given the netbook a fresh makeover on outside, blessing it with a brushed metal palm rest, chrome hinges, a new boarderless chiclet style keyboard, and new trackpad with individual buttons.
I have been a fan of the Samsung N210 (read my review), and use it as my main netbook right now, so I’m looking forward to seeing the new Samsung N230 in person.
While the specifications remain mostly the same as the N210 / N220 I very much like the new design, which is stylish and professional looking. No doubt Samsung have seen the upcoming Asus Aluminum netbooks, and want to join in the action.
Update 2: Samsung have now made the N230 official via a press release, and has also brought along a number of great looking press photos.
Update 3: My detailed Samsung N230 review has now been published! I was very impressed with the N230!
Hardware wise the N230 has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, the 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor (or 1.83Ghz N470), and a 160GB hard drive, and runs Windows 7 Starter Edition. I kind of suspect that the UK / US version of the Samsung N230 will have a larger 250GB hard drive.
The Samsung N230 certainly does have a stylish / professional look to it, and I can’t wait to try it out myself. Samsung have also revealed that the N230 comes with either a 32-Wh 7 hour battery, or a 6-cell 66Wh battery which lasts an amazing 13.8 hours!