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Samsung NC310 Claims 11 Hour Battery Life


UPDATED: Samsung NC310 Claims 11 Hour Battery Life

Samsung's next netbook doesn't look to be as incremental an upgrade from the - wonderful - NC10 as might have been expected. This is both good and bad. On the plus side there's a purported battery life of five or 11 hours with a standard or extended batter life respectively. On the downside, the NC310 looks unerringly like a bar of soap.

According to Akihabara News, from where this leak originates, the CPU used in the NC310 isn't specified. Unless my eyes deceive me there's an Intel logo stuck under the keyboard so we can almost certainly expect an Atom chip of some sort.

What is known is that the NC310 sports a 10.1in screen, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. Connectivity comes in in the form of Bluetooth, WiFi and HSDPA - with WiMAX offered, but probably only in countries where doing so is worthwhile (read: not the UK methinks).

Apparently the NC310 will launch globally "pretty soon."


Official press release just it. Atom confirmed, available in May.

Update 2: (Gordon) Official press picture below (I think it looks great) along with the full spec list. RRP is £399 (4 cell) - shame about the standard screen resolution, lack of wireless n and HDMI:

Intel® ATOM™ Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz, 512KB)

Microsoft Windows® XP® Home (SP3)

LCD: 1GB (DDR2 / 1GB x 1)

10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 600) SuperBright© Gloss LED backlit

HDD: 160GB (5400 rpm SATA)

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 950 (Int. Graphic)

Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate*

LAN: 10/100 Ethernet

I / O Ports

- 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, MMC)

- 3 x USB 2.0

- 1 x Headphone-out

- 1 x Mic in

- 1 x Integrated Mic

- 1 x VGA Port

- 1 x RJ45 (LAN)

Multimedia: 1.3 Megapixel Web Camera*

Battery Life: 4 Cell (4400mAh) Lithium ion

Keyboard: 84 Keys (Europe, Others), 17.6mm Pitch (93% size of desktop's)

Speaker: 3W Stereo Speaker (1.5 Watt x 2 )

Dimensions (W x D x H): 262 x 184.5 x 28.0mm

Weight: 1.23 kg (incl. 4 cell battery)

Warranty: 1 Year Collect and Return*


Akihabara News.


March 23, 2009, 3:17 pm

I think this looks very nice. As a owner of the Compaq Mini 700, I am rightly jealous of the matt finish which will stop the dreaded fingerprints all over. Also, jealous of the battery time on the nc10, nevermind the upgrade lol. Still, when I can upgrade to a 6 cell battery I will be more happy.


March 23, 2009, 3:50 pm

it looks pretty good except for the overly bright colours and absolutely massive logo on the back.


March 23, 2009, 5:15 pm

A bar of soap? Don't you have any taste at all? It looks really nice, although I'm not sure about some of the colour choices, but at least you'll have a choice unlike what most companies offer when it comes to netbooks.


March 23, 2009, 5:42 pm

@all - agree it looks really nice, like HP netbook nice. We've just got an official UK press image through where it also looks particularly good. I've requested a bigger image and will add it in as soon as it comes through :)


March 23, 2009, 7:48 pm

Full spec list, RRP and official UK press photo added.

prag fest

March 23, 2009, 9:11 pm

Shame about the lack of wireless N, but still, looks great, wallet itching as we speak.

Tony Walker

March 23, 2009, 9:25 pm

&#163399 (with a crap battery) - are they having a laugh

Luan Bach

March 23, 2009, 9:34 pm

That is one shiny screen.


March 23, 2009, 9:59 pm

I think it looks great (like the old style black Macbook). So, is that &#163399 WITH the HSDPA do you think? Oh, and if you're after the successor to the NC10... http://www.netbookchoice.co...


March 23, 2009, 10:49 pm

I imagine that if Apple ever made a netbook (Macbook Nano?), it might look something like this. In my opinion this is the best looking netbook I've ever seen, despite that enormous Samsung logo. Having said that, I don't see much value in buying this over the NC10 which is &#163100 cheaper and not a bad looking machine, and is practically the same spec.


March 24, 2009, 2:04 am

Oh dear..same old rubbish. When are these manufacturers going to stop chucking out the same old specifications in netbooks. Well done to Asus for taking the initiative with the N10J but other than that same old from Samsung!!


March 24, 2009, 2:35 am

I feel like taking a shower...


March 24, 2009, 3:00 am

&#163400 for a netbook! Is the world going mad? I agree with Ataripower. Same old stuff. Its a tarted up NC10 with the same old asthmatic Atom cpu .... and everything else for that matter.

Just can't see &#163400 worth of value in it.

Nicholas Pires

March 24, 2009, 4:44 am

I agree as well. &#163399 is a bit steep considering the NC10 has the same specs and this is just a changed case. I'd rather see machines like the Kohjinsha SX4 (but with better battery life) and other more innovative specs for this price bracket.

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