We saw the viral Gumby video for this little netbook back in March, but now Samsung is bringing the N310 netbook into Australia.
Available now from The Good Guys for $799, the N310 is a 10.1-inch netbook with a 1.6GHz N270 Intel Atom processor and 1GB RAM. It comes with either an 80GB or 160GB HDD, with an option for a 16GB SSD as well. Its keyboard is 93% of full size, there's built-in Bluetooth and 802.11n wi-fi, and a 3-in-1 card reader. It comes with a 4-cell battery as standard, although you can pick up an optional 6-cell if battery life is important to you.
The specs on the entry-level seem a little bit short for an $800 machine, which means you're probably paying for that rubberised look more than anything. It doesn't quite do enough for me to inspire me to open my wallet, but I won't judge you if you have a Gumby-fetish only this netbook can satisfy...
The Samsung N310: The ultimate in minimalist and lightweight design
The 10.1" mini notebook, designed by Naoto Fukasawa, making sure you always look good on the move
Sydney, 14 September 2009 – Samsung Electronics Australia has partnered with, Naoto Fukasawa, to bring the tough and stylish Samsung N310 to its range of mini notebooks in Australia. Designed wholly by the award winning international designer, the N310 is a complete combination of class-leading looks and performance.
Naoto Fukasawa lends his distinctive minimalist style to the Samsung N310, with a sleek frameless screen, pebble design keyboard and a light weight form that ensures you are fully portable and standing out from the crowd at the same time!.
“The introduction of the Samsung N310 takes the mini notebooks to a whole new dimension. As well as incorporating the very latest technology within a lightweight, but robust casing, Naoto Fukasawa has created a mini notebook that provides a minimalist design edge. The Samsung N310 is a very welcome addition to our notebook range in Australia and a unique looking product we think consumers will love,” said Emmanuele Silanesu, National Product & Marketing Manager - IT, Samsung Australia.
Underneath Samsung’s N310’s minimalist styling and tactile, rubberised body is a robust and ergonomic design that is built to meet the highest quality standards. Its durable casing and premium styling deliver amazing strength and superior reliability as well as an outstanding look and feel.
The Samsung N310’s ergonomic design and optimised 17.6mm key spacing make it 93% of a full desktop keyboard, providing an easier and more productive experience, with less strain on your wrists, fewer errors and faster typing speeds.
The LED display and optimised processing performance coupled with Samsung’s class leading engineering provide excellent battery performance. Able to remain powered up for five hours, or 11 hours with an optional extended six cell battery, the Samsung N310 can be taken wherever you go, whether you’re travelling long haul or simply taking your desk outdoors.
Weighing just 1.23kg the Samsung N310 is also one of the lightest in its class. Its ultra compact 10.1" design is small enough to carry in a handbag or backpack and rugged enough to withstand everyday bumps and knocks in the inevitable hardships of life on the move, either in the city or further afield.
Despite its compact form, the Samsung N310 includes an internal microphone, headphone-out connection and an integrated 1.3 megapixel digital motion camera, making it easier than ever to stay in touch with friends and family. The Samsung N310 also makes sharing your data simple thanks to its 3-in-1 memory card reader, three built-in USB ports and optional Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), which can be used to quickly transfer pictures, movies and data to and from virtually any digital camera, camcorder or mp3 device.
The Samsung N310 is available now from the Good Guys at an RRP of $799