This new series consists of three new models, the Samsung NF310, the NF210 and the NF110. The NF310 as you might expect is the new highend model, with the NF210 taking the middle place, and the NF110 listed as the bargain model, which doesn’t look set to have a US release.
The top two models make use of the new Intel Atom dual core N550 processor for even faster performance.
This latest Samsung NF series of netbooks are due to be available in both the US and Europe as soon as next month (October).
I have always been very keen on Samsung’s netbooks, and these newest models both look and sound great.
The Samsung NF310 is the new highend netbook from Samsung. The 10.1-inch netbook stands out from the rest of the netbook market by featuring an “HD” 1366 x 768 pixel design, along with having a high quality chassis and metallic trackpad. It is powered by the dual core Atom N550 processor or single core Atom N455. It also features 1 or 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, 3D SRS Premium sound, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a chicklet keyboard, and optional 3G.
As it is powered by the dual core processor, it is powerful enough to playback HD videos on the HD display.
It runs Windows 7 Starter and has an 11 hour 48Wh 6-cell battery,
The Samsung NF310 is now available for $399 in titan silver.
The Samsung NF210 can be seen as the middle range model, but in my eyes this still seems to be a premium netbook. It has an identical chassis to the NF310 but with a glossy lid. The trackpad is flush to the palm rest with small raised dots on the trackpad.
It has a 10.1-inch display with a standard 1024 x 600 pixel resolution and matte finish. It’s nice to see Samsung has kept the matte finish, as this helps to cut down on reflections. It is also powered by the dual core Intel Atom N550 or N455 processors, along with 1 or 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, SRS 3D surround sound and Windows 7 starter.
The battery on the Samsung NF210 has a very high capacity and rating of 14.5 hours / 66Wh 6-cell.
The Samsung NF210 will apparently be exclusive to Sam’s Club in the US for $379, but available elsewhere in Europe.
It is now available to purchase in the US for $379 from Amazon.
It can also be bought from Amazon UK for £329.
The Samsung NF110 is their “affordable” model, which looks set to replace the N150. It has the same keyboard as found on the N150, and a slightly cheaper plastic finish. It isn’t bad at all though, with the Intel Atom N475 processor, and 1 or 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive and Windows 7 Starter Edition/.
Last of all, the base NF110 model. Plastics look a little cheaper. Matte white on the inside, glossy black lid and screen bezel. Samsung keyboard as the N150 so I’m guessing this will be the new N150. We’ve got a single core Atom N475 processor, 1 / 2GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter.
All photos below are of the Samsung NF210.
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