The Samsung N210 netbook features the usual raft of netbook specs including a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, and Windows 7 Starter Edition. But Samsung has given this mini-laptop a few distinctive design elements which make it stand out from the crowd.
First, the netbook is largely fingerprint-proof thanks to a new case design. The lid has a glossy finish, but it features a tough, clear piece of plastic resting on top of a textured pattern. The demo model Samsung sent me to review is white, but the laptop is also available in black (outside of the US, at least).
Around the edges of the laptop you’ll find some chrome elements, which is something Samsung has been offering since the launch of its first netbook, the Samsung NC10.
Another nice touch is the non-glare, matte display which looks better in bright light or direct sunlight than a glossy display.
Samsung has also given the N210 a new keyboard layout, with an island-style design and rounded edges.
Right now the Samsung N210 is only available at Best Buy in the US, where it sells for $379.99.
You can check out my unboxing and first impression video after the break.