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Samsung N510 now available to order @ CPW - £399
Samsung N510 now available to order @ CPW - £399

Samsung N510 now available to order @ CPW - £399

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Samsung's new ION-powered netbook is now available for order from CPW. Not cheap but well worth the price difference compared to the rest of Samsung's range.

Specs as follows;

11.6-inch HD screen (LED backlit, 1366 x 768, 16:9) [Non-Gloss SuperBright]
1.66GHz Atom N280 processor
667MHz FSB with 512KB Cache
GeForce 9400M
160GB HDD
1GB (1x1GB_DDR2 800)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
Webcam
1.3MP 3-in-1 card reader
6-cell battery pack Li-ion 5900mAh (+7.5 Hours Battery Life)
HDMI Port
Weight 1.46Kg

No reviews yet but from the specs it looks like the perfect netbook! The only other thing i'd hope for is a decent SSD in place of that hard drive, but i guess i can't have everything.

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Apparently not worth the price difference!.

Anyone know if this would play football manager?

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clint thrust;6078371

Apparently not worth the price difference!.



It's well worth the price difference, i'm assuming this is just the wrong site to be posting it on. The HUKD response will be something classic like "£400!?!?!?!? I only paid £200 for my netbook! Rip off!" whereas posting it where people actually know what they're looking at would yield a different response.

While i'm sure these machines will drop in price eventually £399 certainly isn't bad. For less than £100 more than a 6-Cell NC10 you get a larger, higher resolution screen and the ION GPU. The ION is the game changer here, it adds functionality to the devise vs what all other Atom-equipped notebooks are capable of. Suddenly a 'Netbook' is good for more than just browsing the web. It can play 1080p HD video via the h.264, MPEG-4 and VC-1 codecs and output them over the HDMI socket to a TV. Gaming also becomes a possibility, although you won't being doing it at any particularly high detail levels. Still, actually being able to run Team Fortress 2, Call of Duty 4, The Sims 3 or Spore while on the move is a HUGE step up over what regular netbooks offer. Then there's the last trick up Nvidia's sleave, CUDA processing. This allows the machine to use the processing power of the GPU to help the CPU out. So far the most handy use for this video encoding, where it has proved to speed up the process considerably. Given how wimpy the Atom processor is any help it can get will be a god-send. The reduction in CPU usage that ION brings in video playback and under CUDA-enabled applications should also mean that multi-tasking is a lot more bareable

I'm waiting on a few things to be cleared up before i order (like which OS the machine is running). I've been looking for an ultraportable laptop for a while and most of the options are rubbish. Atom netbooks are underpowered, Acer's Timeline laptops are barely any better and still use Intel's graphics chips, HP's DV2 machines have rubbish battery life, Apple's 13" Macbook Pro is a little to big and too expensive for my liking and everything above that is a rediculous price. While the N510 is far from perfect for my needs (i'd appreciate a slightly more powerful CPU, a dual core Atom would be better) it's the best solution i've seen.

vivaki;6078961

Anyone know if this would play football manager?



It'll be fine for that game. You can expect it to run Call of Duty 4, World at War, Team Fortress 2, Spore, The Sims 3 and most other PC games fine. It struggles with the more graphically intensive games like Crysis and Far Cry 2 though.

satchef1;6080003

It's well worth the price difference, i'm assuming this is just the wrong … It's well worth the price difference, i'm assuming this is just the wrong site to be posting it on. The HUKD response will be something classic like "£400!?!?!?!? I only paid £200 for my netbook! Rip off!"




With good reason.

A netbook is all about and designed to be, a cheap small portable laptop.

This isnt cheap - at all.

For this price, you may as well get a standard laptop with much more power. Its really irritating to me after the promising start netbooks had, that they have totally lost their way and have completely merged with the laptop market. A netbook, almost by definition, should be £200 or less. This is simply the worst of both worlds to my mind - a netbook with no power, but no price tag to match.

PS - if this runs COD4 playably, I'll eat my hat!

MrShed;6080112

PS - if this runs COD4 playably, I'll eat my hat!



Same spec ION netbook running COD4 here:

youtube.com/wat…ixI

Adidas Addict;6080331

Same spec ION netbook running COD4 … Same spec ION netbook running COD4 here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ__Mx6HixI



*munch munch* pass the pepper please?

MrShed;6080344

*munch munch* pass the pepper please?



Sorry you've lost me there:thinking::thinking:

Can you explain what you mean please?

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MrShed;6080100

With good reason.A netbook is all about and designed to be, a cheap small … With good reason.A netbook is all about and designed to be, a cheap small portable laptop.This isnt cheap - at all.For this price, you may as well get a standard laptop with much more power. Its really irritating to me after the promising start netbooks had, that they have totally lost their way and have completely merged with the laptop market. A netbook, almost by definition, should be £200 or less. This is simply the worst of both worlds to my mind - a netbook with no power, but no price tag to match.



Ordinarily i agree with you. I applaud the Acer Aspire One, Dell Mini 9 and Mini 10v for being fairly priced and geared to what they are useful for. However saying "for this price you may as well get a standard laptop" completely misses the point. A "standard" 15.4" laptop like the Dell Inspiron 15 is great value for money and better bang for buck than something like this, however it's also a lot larger, heavier and the battery life is nowhere near as good.

If I was to say to you that i need a new laptop, it has to be 13" or smaller, weigh less than 2Kgs and have a battery life of over 5 hours (the longer the better) while still being able to play all of my media files what exactly would you suggest? I can't find anything better for under £750, even if the Atom is painfully underpowered.

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Adidas Addict;6080370

Sorry you've lost me there:thinking::thinking:Can you explain what you … Sorry you've lost me there:thinking::thinking:Can you explain what you mean please?



He's eating his hat ;-)

MrShed;6080100

With good reason.A netbook is all about and designed to be, a cheap small … With good reason.A netbook is all about and designed to be, a cheap small portable laptop.This isnt cheap - at all.For this price, you may as well get a standard laptop with much more power. Its really irritating to me after the promising start netbooks had, that they have totally lost their way and have completely merged with the laptop market. A netbook, almost by definition, should be £200 or less. This is simply the worst of both worlds to my mind - a netbook with no power, but no price tag to match.



Sorry, but I think you've missed the point - a netbook is a "small portable laptop". If I wanted a BIG portable laptop then I WOULD buy "a standard laptop". The fact that you can now get 80% of a laptop's funtionality into a small netbook IS a huge leap forward ie. netbooks haved not lost their way, they've just got better.

Personally this is exactly the kind of machine that I've been waiting for as it's something that I can easily carry around without having to trade off functionality.

Thanks for the reply Satchef1.

In reply to the other member who said you can buy a much better powered spec for this price. Can you get a laptop/netbook that is portable (around 11") has a long battery life (7.5 hours) and can do gaming, 1080p videos etc for £400? I quite like the idea of something portable but still being able to do things that I would be able to do on a standard 15.6" laptop.

EDIT: Here's another netbook with nvidia. How does this one compare to the samsung?

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Original Poster

vivaki;6080490

EDIT: Here's another netbook with nvidia. How does this one compare to … EDIT: Here's another netbook with nvidia. How does this one compare to the samsung?]http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/25/lenovos-449-ideapad-s12-first-netbook-with-nvidias-ion-chips/



Very similar, but it's slightly bigger and with a different resolution (a little more vertical screen space but less horizontal). It's also been pushed back til Windows 7's release now, so the end of October. Price-wise who knows, Win7 will be a game changer for these machines, at the moment the manufacturers are getting cheap XP lisences from Microsoft. Windows 7 could see price increases (£20 per machine?).

aaah man, its not even been a 2 weeks, and this is released, god im annoyed, i spent £330 on the N110 and love it to bits, but wow i would happily take it back and grab this for £400, but i dont think pcworld will take it back this late after the purchase

Apparently this netbook has been delayed as well so it can be released with win 7...

Will this be available in white? Only seen it in black so far.

Was this actually ever in stock?

I've been waiting for this netbook to come out for ages and now it's finally here! I'm so annoyed i missed it - that is if it was ever in stock. I'm hoping that they've only just put up the page but aven't actually had any in yet.

Heat and rep added to the poster though- great find!

jiraiya;6092160

Was this actually ever in stock? I've been waiting for this netbook to … Was this actually ever in stock? I've been waiting for this netbook to come out for ages and now it's finally here! I'm so annoyed i missed it - that is if it was ever in stock. I'm hoping that they've only just put up the page but aven't actually had any in yet.Heat and rep added to the poster though- great find!



I dont think its been in stock as ive read on the net that its been delayed for win7.

Whats the rrp to this netbook? And anyone know if it is available in white?

Hi guys. First post on here.

I am also on the hunt for a netbook for uni - something to annotate lectures and also use to watch TV/movies on the train to and fro from uni.

After browsing A LOT (!) I've narrowed it down to Samsung N510 and X120. Can you guys advise as which is better? I know about the ION GPU but what about the X120 's Intel® Pentium Processor ULV SU4100 (1.30GHz, 800MHz, 1MB) and Intel GMA 4500MHD (Int. Graphic) GPU. Is the spec for X120 much worse?

Link: samsung.com/uk/…1UK

Any help would be appreciated

Also the N510 spec says the GPU is ION LE.

I read the LE is stripped of DirectX 10 support. Will that make a big difference?

Mr Shed,

Appreciate how sporting you were re: eating the hat. Sorry that I wasn't here soon enough to make/watch you eat it :thumbsup:

Re: Direct X 10 support, don't think it's a loss as most games only use Dx10 for eye candy.

If you are not interested in waiting for windows 7, then consider this - a dell mini 10 [not 10v] configured for the same screen resolution and 6 cell battery will cost you 442 pounds , and will not have the nvidea graphics card.

And that makes a huge difference - not just for gaming, but also for playing hd videos .

see the video at this link to see what i mean - check the windows rating for graphics that comes up at the end of the video

netbookreviews.net/sam…on/

play . com is selling it for 389 pounds, and then add quidco / topcashback etc cashback!

teshnit;6085662

aaah man, its not even been a 2 weeks, and this is released, god im … aaah man, its not even been a 2 weeks, and this is released, god im annoyed, i spent £330 on the N110 and love it to bits, but wow i would happily take it back and grab this for £400, but i dont think pcworld will take it back this late after the purchase



hmm maybe it's still returnable???

Here's an interesting point regarding the GeForce 9400M. Because of the shared memory (the memory is reserved from the main memory), the graphics adapter performs significantly better with DDR3 main memory than with DDR2 (up to 33% more performance).

I've never owned a netbook. Are they easy to upgrade?
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