With the introduction of Intel’s latest Atom processor, the dual-core Intel Atom N550, a lot of manufacturers refreshed their 10-inch netbook line. However, Samsung probably had the most interesting upgrade of the lot.
I’m not talking about a radical design or the inclusion of a discrete graphics (although that would be cool) but with the Samsung NF310, you would get what a lot of netbooks are missing, a 1366 x 768 display resolution.
I own two netbooks and I really don’t like the limited 1024 x 600 resolution that’s why I don’t use them too often. It’s just too cumbersome to be scrolling a lot when surfing the net. The Samsung NF310 is one of the rare 10-inch netbooks available here right now that can support a 1366 x 768 resolution which you often see on 11-inchers (only other one that we know of was the old Sony Vaio W, thanks Carlo for the tip). With the 768 vertical resolution, you can now enjoy true 720 HD videos on a proper 16:9 aspect ratio.
As for other features, the Samsung NF310 has the usual specs found on current netbook featuring the Intel Atom N550. The bump on display resolution is what sets it apart from other 10-inch netbooks out there.
In terms of design, it sports what Samsung calls a shark fin-inspired look with the curvy sides that also gives you a better palm grip when handling it with one hand when the lid is open.
The Samsung NF310 netbook is already available with a SRP of Php25,900 and can also be had at 0% interest for 12 months.
Samsung NF310 Specs:
- Dual-core Intel Atom processor N550 (1.50 GHz)
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
- 2GB DDR3 Memory
- 320GB SATA HDD
- 10.1″ LED HD (1366 x 768), Non-Gloss display
- Integrated Intel GMA3150 HD graphics
- Built in Web Camera
- Bluetooth 3.0
- 1 Year International warranty
- SRP: Php25,900