Samsung to launch Nvidia Ion-based N510 netbook

By on June 29, 2009, 7:22 PM
Samsung already broke the typical netbook mold back in February when it announced the Nano-powered NC20. Now in a similar fashion, the company is joining Lenovo in bringing mainstream PC graphics to the segment, with the introduction of its Ion-based N510. Shown briefly during an Nvidia presentation, the new netbook will sport an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, and Intelís latest Atom N280 processor under the hood clocked at 1.66GHz.

Besides housing an Nvidia 9400M graphics chip, the N510 should have relatively standard netbook components. These include a 160GB hard disk drive, 1GB of memory, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, Bluetooth, a webcam, multi-format memory card reader, 6-cell Li-Ion battery and Windows XP Home. The N510 should arrive as soon as next month, though unfortunately the rumored 570Ä (~$800) price tag puts it firmly into full-notebook territory. (Image source: Legit Reviews)

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LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

That sounds like a decent netbook, thx for the read Jos.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I have to admit, I don't mind the price if what you are getting is decent, this actually sounds (and looks) decent, I would consider buying a netbook like this as it would now run WoW =P plus many other things,

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

The massive size of WoW, along with the immense processing and graphics power it requires , would ultimately cause WoW to run very slow on this platform burty117. Please don't buy this netbook thinking it will be a new compact gaming platform. It simply is not.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

LOL! i've got a lower spec laptop than this running wow! lol!

"the immense processing and graphics power it requires" - this is a load of S**T and you know it, wow is possibly the easyest game to run even when it was released it didn't require a super computer.

"The massive size of WoW" - its only like 14GB, crysis is bigger than that, and this netbook has 160GB, so no problem there.

"Please don't buy this netbook thinking it will be a new compact gaming platform. It simply is not." - I never said it is, i stated that this is more powerful than most other netbooks, and if you have a search on the internet, with some modding and overclocking, people have managed to get wow to run on older netbooks before, badly i will admit but still managed it, this has 4x the graphics is power (which is where the other netbooks where failing) so I am happy to bet this would run wow happily.

Guest said:

The problem with WoW is that it's a heavily CPU dependant game. It relies alot of the power of the CPu, not the GPU, and since the Atom is a pretty weak CPU, with a low 512kb of L2 cache (cache is what WoW relies mostly on) It's really not going to run WoW any better than what you've seen on the older netbooks.

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