Samsung N510: UK price, launch date & battery life unveiled

August 11, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Samsung N510We have received word from a reliable source that Samsung’s ION-powered N510 11.6-inch netbook will be available to buy in UK retail from the first week of September. We can also reveal that the recommended retail price in the UK will be £449. This seems right when placed against the rumoured European price of €499 and US price of $599.

We have also seen the full specification list of the UK N510 SKU. For those worried about battery life, then fear not. The Samsung N510 will be shipping with a 6-cell 5900mAh battery that should be good for 7.5 hours of use according to the company. The netbook will come with a HDMI port and a chargeable USB port. The whole thing will weigh 1.46kg.

There has been some speculation whether or not the N510 will use ION LE, which uses a DirectX9 GPU instead of the DirectX10 compatible 9400M (ION) chip. From the information we have received, the Samsung N510 will be using the ION platform and not ION LE. You can check out the specs after the break.

Samsung N510 [NP-N510-KA02UK] Technical Specifications

  • Intel Atom N280 (1.66GHz)
    667MHz FSB with 512KB Cache
  • 1GB (1*1GB_DDR2 800)
    160GB SATA
    Windows XP Home
  • 11.6″ HD (LED backlit, 1366 x 768, 16:9) [Non-Gloss SuperBright]
  • 6 Cell Li-ion 5900mAh (+7.5 Hours)
  • 10/100 LAN
    802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3 USB ports
    3 in 1 card reader (incl Chargeable USB)
    1.3MP webcam
    HDMI Port
  • 83Keys, 18.5mm Pitch (Full N/P Size)
  • 1.46Kg


1,337 Responses to “Samsung N510: UK price, launch date & battery life unveiled”

  1. SpencerUk said:
    August 12th, 2009 11:15 AM

    that is wayy to expensive for a netbook! £450!!

    I could get a decent laptop for that price!

  2. Matt said:
    August 12th, 2009 1:15 PM

    Yes you could Spencer, but Netbooks aren’t just about price. They are about portability, size, weight, and also battery life.

    The Ion netbooks are more of a niche, the price will put many people off.

    This netbook will rock Windows 7 very well, I wonder if Samsung will offer a free upgrade to Win 7? Guess not.

  3. SpencerUk said:
    August 13th, 2009 12:14 AM

    I could get a 12.1″ Samsung Q210 for £450 with 4GB ram and a 500GB hdd with blue ray drive and nvidia graphics..not to mention dual core.

    The only thing going for this will be Ion graphics (which imo think is overrated) and battery life..but apart from that, It’s not much to compete against when you look at something like an Inspiron or a Q210

  4. ATL said:
    August 13th, 2009 4:08 AM

    I’m going for it. I dont need/want a 15.4 laptop to lug around. I was close to pulling the gun on Asus 1005HA, but the fact that it cant play HD videos correctly and that its pretty much got the same specs as the others have put me off. Of course if the Lenovo S12 releases around the same time frame, I’ll have to check out reviews for both and see who comes out on top. The fact that Ion based netbooks can play recent games is just icing on the cake; I’m not much of a gamer but its nice to know that I have that option as well. Also I think this Samsung has higher resolution over the Lenovo which is a plus. This will be the first computer that is actually mine too!

  5. nuke1 said:
    August 14th, 2009 2:41 PM

    Far too expensive. But I have no choice! I need a powerful laptop with battery life.

  6. radsupertramp said:
    September 6th, 2009 9:30 PM

    q 4 Spencer : tell me please mate , where did u find Q210 with 4gb ram , 500gb hard and blue-ray for 450quids? all I can see from different websites is a model with 3gb , 250gb , no blue-ray for nearly 500quids! if there realy is anything like you say , I’m definitely going for it!cheers!

  7. Nils T said:
    September 8th, 2009 4:03 PM

    The main benifit with the N510 is that it is supposed to have built in 3G, mobile broadband, as we call it in Sweden. However, I could not see that in the spec above. Could anyone confirm if it is included or not?

  8. Daffyd K Jones said:
    October 6th, 2009 9:24 PM

    £450? They’ve got to be joking. For that price would have expected more than a measly 1GB RAM, a Core Solo processor instead of the Atom, and also a free blow-job. No way is it worth the money. Wasted my time waiting for this one to come out – going to go for the 1005-H now.