Last month I got a chance to check out one of Samsung’s newest mini-laptops, the NF210. Aside from a few snazzy design choices which probably make the NF210 a love it or hate it machine, the Samsung NF210 doesn’t have much to set it apart from earlier Samsung netbooks. It has the same display, processor, and other specs as pretty much every Samsung netbook launched this year.

But it turns out the Samsung NF210 has a bigger brother. Today the company officially launched the Samsung NF310 in the US. While it has the same case design as the Samsung NF210, this $399 model has some premium specs, including:

  • Dual core 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 processor
  • 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel HD display

The rest of the specs are pretty much par for the course:

  • Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • Intel integrated graphics
  • 1GB DDR3 memory
  • 250GB hard drive
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • 6 cell battery (Samsung promises 9 hours run time)
  • 2 x 1.5W speakers

The Samsung NF310 weighs 2.87 pounds. The company says it should be available this fall in the US. The good news is that when I met with Samsung last month a rep told me this laptop would run $429. It looks like the company has decided to offer it at a lower price.

Unlike the Samsung NF210, which is exclusively available from Sam’s Club in the US, the NF310 should be generally available soon.

via Laptoping

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