Samsung N310 full specs and pricing revealed

March 23, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Samsung has now officially revealed the full specifications and pricing of it’s upcoming 10-inch N310 netbook. [Note that the official name of the netbook is ‘N310’ rather than ‘NC310’ which Akihabara News reported on this morning]. The Samsung N310 will be powered by the ubiquitous 1.6GHz N270 Atom CPU and will sport a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) LED backlit display. This may disappoint some who were hoping for a more beefier CPU under the hood or a higher-resolution screen.

It means that performance should be very similar to other netbooks and the main point of differentiation will come from the love-it-or-hate-it design. It will also come with a 4-cell lithium ion battery rated at 4400mAh. The N310 will release in May at a price point of £399. It is expected to release in Europe in April for €499. Check out the full specifications after the break along with the first official press shot.

Technical specifications:

    Intel ATOM Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz, 512KB)
    Microsoft Windows XP Home (SP3)
    1GB (DDR2 / 1GB x 1)
    10.1″ WSVGA (1024 x 600) SuperBright© Gloss LED backlit
    160GB (5400 rpm SATA)
    Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 950 (Int. Graphic)
    Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g,
    Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
    LAN: 10/100 Ethernet
    I / O Ports
    – 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, MMC)
    – 3 x USB 2.0
    – 1 x Headphone-out
    – 1 x Mic in
    – 1 x Integrated Mic
    – 1 x VGA Port
    – 1 x RJ45 (LAN)
    1.3 Megapixel Web Camera
    Battery Life: 4 Cell (4400mAh) Lithium ion
    Keyboard: 84 Keys (Europe, Others), 17.6mm Pitch (93% size of desktop’s)
    Speaker: 3W Stereo Speaker (1.5 Watt x 2 )
    Dimensions (W x D x H): 262 x 184.5 x 28.0mm
    Weight: 1.23 kg (incl. 4 cell battery)
    Warranty: 1 Year Collect and Return


207 Responses to “Samsung N310 full specs and pricing revealed”

  1. Si said:
    March 23rd, 2009 8:22 PM

    So what exactly is new on this machine ?

    its a step back even from the NC10 with a 4 cell battery!!!

    Nothing at all is new apart from the appearance and the glossy screen!

  2. Jet Sun said:
    March 23rd, 2009 9:16 PM

    I suppose you get a nice chiclet keyboard!

    I do agree though, I was hoping for something a bit different. Whilst the design definitely is, you can’t say the same for the actual specs.

  3. Debra James said:
    March 23rd, 2009 11:01 PM

    It reminds me of HP’s Mini design. The main difference is the keyboard and mouse pad. Hopefully, Samsung will improve upon the atrocious speakers that are currently in the NC10. I have personally tested 5 different netbooks, and the speakers on the NC10 are the weakest. I know many people will use headphones, but what if you want to have a little bit of music playing in the room; it better be a library if you want to hear it. Personally, I like the design, but the battery life is definitely a step backwards. Also, I saw somewhere else that the N310 is supposed to have wireless-N, but it doesn’t say so in the specs listed here.

  4. Jet Sun said:
    March 24th, 2009 7:11 AM

    I’m very confused by this too. In fact, if you look at the European press release wireless ‘n’ is included. I’m thinking it is a mistake on Samsung UK’s part. I will try to get clarification later today.

  5. Jet Sun said:
    March 24th, 2009 4:14 PM

    Just contacted Samsung UK and they are still sticking with wireless b and g only. One of the divisions must be wrong as Samsung Germany included wireless n too in its press release!

  6. Gazza said:
    March 24th, 2009 5:04 PM

    Samsung UK are terrible for information. They come across as not having a clue (well those I speak to anyway).

  7. Jet Sun said:
    March 24th, 2009 5:23 PM

    I’ve been having a nightmare with them too. I believe that wireless ‘n’ is included in the N310 from some other sources too. I think Samsung UK must have made a mistake.