What is the difference between the Samsung N130 and Samsung N140?

December 16, 2009

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There has been a surprising lack of reviews of the two newer models from Samsung, the N130 and N140. However ktbradford over at Laptop mag has written up a piece on both. Head over to their site to read the two reviews:

A further article finally sheds some light on the often asked question, just what exactly is the difference between the N140 and N130!

N140 vs N130
The first point of confusion seems to be the included processor. The laptop mag review found an N280 in their review edition, however the Samsung spec list suggests an N270. A quick forum poll has shed some light on this. It seems that actually the supplied processor can vary depending on where you buy the netbook. This shouldn’t worry you too much as although the N280 is superior, it should not make a massive practical difference. Note also that the supplied batteries tend to vary between region, but in general the N140 will give you a couple of hours extra run time.

Other differences include inferior sound on the N130 and finally, according to the Samsung spec sheet the N130 is about a millimetre wider than the N140!

Should I buy the N140 or the N130?
Both netbooks are worthy contenders in the competition for your cash. Personally I would be prepared to spend a little extra to get the superior N140, but to be honest if you were on a tighter budget I don’t think the N130 would disappoint. The N130 seems very comparable to the NC10 that I own and I would not hesitate in recommending that. In fact, a well priced NC10 is also worth a look if you do not need the 802.11n wireless connection.

Check out the netbooks over at Amazon:

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mountaincat December 16, 2009 at 7:02 pm

I briefly owned a U.S. version burgundy N140 until I had to return it for lack of built-in Bluetooth. The sellers website (J&R) mistakenly indicated it did and I wasn’t aware of this fantastic website until recently. The N140 was otherwise a nice well-made netbook but I was concerned about having a Bluetooth mini dongle constantly sticking out of it while I traveling plus the dongle made it somewhat awkward using a sleeve.

The burgundy color is also very dark, almost more of a dark brown. I understand burgundy is a combination of red and brown but I didn’t expect the color to be such a dark shade of burgundy. It also had the N280 Atom processor. I now own an N310 (aka “Go” here in the U.S.) with the N270 Atom and I can’t tell a difference in speed at all. I really like the N310/”Go”.

JamWheel December 16, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Hmm, your links at the bottom seem incorrect.

The N130 link takes you to the N140 and the N140 takes you to the N310 (what appears to be a very different beast looks wise and battery life wise).

The actual N130 appears to have 160GB HDD (you can get the N140 with a 250GB HDD) and less battery time quoted than the N140.

jez December 18, 2009 at 10:21 am

Ooops. Thanks. Fixed.

__spc__ December 18, 2009 at 9:10 pm

What about the N110? – I purposely went for this model (and in fact paid a little over the odds, ending up with the 250GB/Win 7 Starter version just to get it) as its styling looks sooo superior to the later models. That red trim….

Don’t know about the keyboards, but the N100’s has one of the best ‘feels’ of any keyboard I’ve used.

lomso December 20, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I’m tossing up whether to go for an NC10 or an N130. Which one is better in terms of battery power? I heard that the N130 doesn’t have Bluetooth and what exactly is the difference between their wireless capability?

jeffd150 December 23, 2009 at 8:21 am

Tiger Direct has the N130 for $279 dlv. right now and Bing cashback is about 12-13% which would bring the net price down to the $245 range…not sure if they ship to the U.K. though…do you guys get BING cashback over there?

Waqas January 6, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Does 802.11n offers faster internet connection.Thanks

jez January 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

It would depend where your bottle neck is. If you only have a 10mb internet connection over your phone or cable line then the wireless g will be able to transmit the data to your PC just fine. If you had say 100mb connection then g would be a big bottleneck for you. So n is only really necessary if you have a quick connection.

iirc I think g has a max of about 50mb and n about 100mb but real life usage will probably be slower in both cases.

Miguel Franco September 2, 2013 at 4:43 am

I would like to replace my N140 touchpad at due is not working propetly when I do click in the left side… I have to click hardly several times either almost “hit” to make it work. I know I can buy a mouse and I will solute the problem but I just wanna make it work as it was made for, for be used with a touchpad.
DO you know where else can I get a video about how to replace the touchpad or how to clean it if is dusty?
Thank you

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