We were able to peek Samsung's NF310 netbook at the front-end of last month, but now that a ship date is drawing near, the firm is dishing out a few more details in hopes of regaining your attention. As we'd heard, this 10.1-incher will boast a dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor, but we've now learned that it'll also arrive with 1GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive, 1366 x 768 resolution display, an Earth-rattling three watt stereo speaker setup, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and a battery that'll purportedly last over nine hours. The whole thing weighs in at 2.87 pounds, but the inclusion of Windows 7 Starter bums us out a bit. At any rate, it'll be out and about this fall for $399, trying its best to showcase a spill-resistant keyboard, larger-than-average touchpad and an array of Sleep & Charge USB ports.
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Samsung's New NF310 Brings Increased Power and High Styling to Holiday Netbook Line-up

New Dual-Core Processor and HD Display Underscore Mobile Performance

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, today announced the new NF310 netbook, which expands upon Samsung's signature style and premium performance for use at home, in the office, or on-the-go. The new NF310 emphasizes Samsung's continued dedication to innovation in ultra-portable computing, and establishes a new benchmark for premium features with the inclusion of an Intel® Atom Dual-Core processor and a stunning HD display.

"In addition to the stylized aesthetic consumers have come to expect from Samsung, the NF310 builds upon the success of previous netbooks and offers a more robust experience through the improved Dual-Core processor and HD display."

"Samsung netbooks are a favorite among consumers not only for their innovative design, portability, and the premium features we strive to offer while maintaining affordability," said Todd Bouman, director of product marketing at Samsung Enterprise Business Division. "In addition to the stylized aesthetic consumers have come to expect from Samsung, the NF310 builds upon the success of previous netbooks and offers a more robust experience through the improved Dual-Core processor and HD display."

Premium Portable Performance

The ultra compact NF310 features an all-new Intel® Atom N550 Dual-Core processor providing up to 50 percent faster performance than in previous netbook models. The efficient and powerful combination of the new Dual-Core processor and HD display make the NF310 an ideal choice for technology enthusiasts. It also boasts battery performance of more than 9 hours, making it perfect for work or play on-the-go.

Whether at home or away, the NF310 makes portable entertainment an eye-pleasing experience. It features a crystal clear HD LED backlit display and offers stunning 720p quality, allowing users to comfortably view detailed images of family and friends or stream HD video.

Enhanced Usability and Connectivity

The NF310's styling also makes it a must-have device. A smooth, contoured clamshell exterior and Titan Silver color highlight the NF310's sleek appearance, while a roomy island style spill-resistant keyboard and large touchpad with gesture support make the NF310 conducive to comfortable computing on-the-go.

Samsung's Fast Start feature, which easily allows the user to put the NF310 in an advanced state of sleep, enhances user satisfaction by reducing power consumption while the device is not in use. The user's session can then be restored in as little as 3 seconds.

The NF310 also boasts Samsung's USB Sleep & Charge technologies. These features allow users to quickly connect and charge cell phones, MP3 players or other USB-powered device even while the NF310 is powered off.

Samsung's Support Center also ensures that data content can stay safe, or can help troubleshoot any particular problem. Accessible with a keyboard shortcut, the Support Center helps users manage their system settings or can setup a tech-support web chat. Samsung's Back-up & Recovery Solution also allows users to create and restore back-ups of system data on the device, or on a network or removable storage device.

Lastly, the NF310 can quickly connect PC-to-PC over ad-hoc WiFi connections, simply and easily. For the ultimate in easy home networking, the AllShareTM feature allows users to share and play videos, photos, and music across a range of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified devices, including TVs, cameras and handsets.

NF310 Key Specs:

* CPU: Intel® AtomTM N550 Dual-Core processor
* Genuine Windows® 7 Starter
* Memory: 1GB DDR3
* Hard Drive: 250GB
* Screen: 10.1-inch HD LED backlit display
* Resolution: 1366 x 768
* Speakers: 3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2)
* Battery: more than 9 hrs
* Wireless: 802.11b/g/n
* Weight: 2.87 lbs.
* MSRP: $399

The NF310 netbook will be available in Fall 2010. All Samsung mobile PC products are available through Samsung resellers and distribution channels, which can be located by calling 1-800-SAMSUNG or by visiting www.samsung.com/laptops.

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