I just got word from Samsung that the company plans to start shipping the Samsung N510 laptop in the US in September. The laptop packs an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, HDMI output, and it uses the NVIDIA ION platform, which bundles a low power Intel Atom processor with an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor. In other words, you’ll be able to handle HD video, including Blu-Ray playback on a machine that barely uses any more energy than a typical netbook.
Those extra features will come at a price. The Samsung N510 will have a suggested real price of $599 at launch, which is significantly higher than the typical netbook price tag. But you know as well as I do that retailers will probably begin undercutting the MSRP almost immediately, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see this laptop go for $569 or less before the end of September.