The French netbook blog says the launch date has been pushed back a bit, but that the N510 is due out in about 3 weeks. The N510 will be the first notebook from Samsung to feature the NVIDIA ION chipset, which bundles a low power Intel Atom CPU with an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor to get better graphics performance for video games and video playback, among other things, than you’d find with a vanilla Atom-based computer.
The Samsung N510 has an 11.6 inch screen, which means that I’m going to hold off on calling it a “netbook” for now, but with each passing day, I get a little closer to dropping that distinction. I prefer to think of netbooks as small, cheap laptops. And for the most part, a computer with an 11 or 12 inch display is smaller than a traditional laptop. It’s just not as much smaller as, say, a 9 or 10 inch mini-laptop.