The Asus Eee PC 1201N isn’t the only NVIDIA ION powered ultraportable to hit the pre-order phase of its life cycle this week. Several stores also began taking pre-orders for the Samsung N510 recently.
The Samsung N510 has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 CPU and NVIDIA ION graphics. It also features 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, VGA, HDMI, and Ethernet jacks and 3 USB ports. It runs Windows 7 Home Premium and has a 5900mAh battery.
While that all sounds pretty exciting, there is a down side. The Samsung N510 appears to be priced about $100 higher than the Asus Eee PC 1201N, which has similar specs plus a dual core Atom CPU. The Eee PC 1201N is going for just under $500, while the Samsung N510 appears to be selling for between $575 and $583 at the moment.
The Samsung N510 is already available in some parts of Europe.