Samsung lets out more on its new 10-inch NF310 netbook
Samsung Electronics is planning to ship the 10.1-inch NF310 netbook this autumn, and has let out a few more details about the netbook over and above what was already a common knowledge. This is seen as a ploy to create ripples in the market pertaining to the release, thus generating additional last minute publicity. Let us see if it has enough muscles to justify it.
The Samsung NF310 netbook will sport a dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor with a clock speed of 1.5GHz, making it slower than the Cores or Celerons but significantly faster than the existing single-core Atoms, at the same time being more energy-efficient than the notebook or ultraportable CPUs.
Adorned with a 10.1-inch display panel that has a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, the NF310 comes with 1GB of DDR3 memory (remember the N550 supports DDR3 memory module) and a 250GB hard drive. Although a solid state drive, even of a less capacity, would have made it more robust in mobile conditions – the faster DDR3 memory helps nevertheless. It will also be bundled with Windows 7 and boasts a battery that promises over 9 hours of juice. Connectivity will be assured by the 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Unique externalities that the Samsung NF310 netbook has to offer would be the presence of a spill-resistant keyboard along with a massive touchpad. The highly envious three watt stereo speaker setup should take care of your audio multimedia needs, not to forget that the netbook also comes with an array of Sleep & Charge USB ports.
The Samsung NF310 netbook weighs around 2.87 pounds (equivalent of about 1.3kg) and will be available at a price of $399. At this price folks, Samsung makes a really strong case with the brand-new NF310 and I do not mind laying my hands on it this autumn. Keep watching this space for more updates.
Update: More update available in our German section