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All posts tagged "nf310"


Friday, November 12, 2010

Samsung Nf310 Ready To Make Waves

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 03:30 PM

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/lap...sung-nf310.aspx

"If you're going to shell out $399 for a netbook, it has to be special. The Samsung NF310 makes the case for its premium price with a futuristic-chic design, a dual-core Atom processor, and a high-resolution display (1366 x 768) for a 10-inch screen. While this mini laptop doesn't offer the longest battery life, it's an excellent choice."

There is not much differentiating one netbook from another these days. Unfortunately, while the Samsung NF310 will stand out from its competition in terms of looks, that appears to be all that it really offers. But that is perhaps the final frontier for computers. With most of them having enough processing power to handle most everyday tasks, why not add a bit of style into them and make them more a representation of yourself? We do it with desktop backgrounds, screen savers, ringtones, why not make the whole netbook/laptop/desktop a statement of who you are? Does anyone remember the good old days when all computers looked pretty much exactly the same? They were all the same big beige steel box with a flip switch for power, an LED display telling you the speed of your CPU and one or two floppy drives. How things have changed from big and boxy to silver and clam-shaped. It does not suit my tastes, as I have always liked the no nonsense look of Thinkpads, but maybe it fits yours. What computers do you see as sexy and interesting?


Friday, October 8, 2010

Samsung's New Netbook Ups The Netbook Ante

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.windowsfordevices.com/c/...g-NF310/?kc=rss

"The NF310 joins the similarly priced Asus Eee PC 1015PEM as being one of the first netbooks to use the Atom N550, the first dual-core processor from Intel specifically designed for such devices. According to Intel, the 45nm N550 has a 1.5GHz clock speed, 1MB of second-level cache, and an 8.5 Watt TDP."

While netbook sales have been slumping, there seems to be a little progress in advancing the category. While dual-core netbooks are becoming more common, the most notable difference between the NF310 and many other netbooks is that it offers a 1366x768 screen resolution. While the extra 168 rows of pixels may not sound like much, it means that the netbook is capable of playing back 720p movies without downscaling, and you get to see that much more while web browsing. Sure, you can scroll down webpages if you really want to, but being able to absorb that much more at a glance does make a huge difference for me. I have always felt that 1024x600 to be cramped, even though it leads to easier to read text. Maybe when I start telling people to get off my lawn, I will appreciate lower resolution screens more, where the letters are nice and big.


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