June 27, 2009 at 11:17 am
Update: You can check out our unboxing video & pictures of the Samsung N510 netbook here.
We now have the full technical details of the rumoured ION-powered Samsung netbook. Samsung will be releasing the N510 (NP-N510-KA02UK) netbook, which will sport a high resolution (1366 x 768) 11.6-inch LED backlit display. It is expected to be launched in July for a price under €600.
The Samsung N510 will use the ION platform, pairing a 1.66GHz N280 Atom CPU with Nvidia’s 9400M GPU. It will also come with 1GB RAM, a 160GB HDD and XP Home. Other features include Wi-Fi (including draft-N), Bluetooth, Webcam, 3-in-1 card reader and a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery.
So far we have no idea what the Samsung N510 will look like. For those doubting the news, we have found that two retailers did have the netbook listed before removing the product pages. Thanks to Google Cache though you can see it listed at morecomputers.com as well as elara online, where they have a price of €561.33 listed. The latter was also expecting it to be released on 30th June 2009.
If the rumours are true, then this would mean it would launch ahead of the Lenovo Ideapad S12 ION, which has now been delayed to Q4 2009. The Samsung N510 also has a faster 1.66GHz N280 CPU instead of the 1.6GHz N270 Atom used in the S12 ION. Hopefully, we’ll get some solid confirmation on this new netbook early next week from our Samsung contacts.
Samsung N510-KA02 Technical Specifications:
Processor: Intel Atom N280 (1.66 GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)
Chipset: Nvidia Ion
Display: 11.6 “HD WXGA (1366×768)
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 9400M
Hard disk: 160GB SATA
Networking: Wireless 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN
Ports: Memory card reader 3-in-1
Battery: Lithium-Ion 6-cell
Via Netbook Italia.