Summary: Even though it's taken its sweet time coming to market, we like the Samsung N510. This 11.6-inch netbook combines souped up graphics with very good audio quality. Some may prefer the Ion-powered HP Mini 311 ($583 when similarly configured), which offers comparable battery life to the N510 but a slicker design. The $499 ASUS Eee PC 1201N , which features a fast dual-core Atom processor, is also a compelling value--if you're willing to live with less than 4 hours of juice.
Excerpt: Samsung's N510 looks like a slightly larger version of the company's N120, which is our pick of the current crop of netbooks. It has the same basic design, with a glossy lid and a sturdy casing with chrome detailing. The screen is larger, though - 11.6in to the N120's 10.1in - with an increase in resolution from 1,024x600 to 1,366x768. This is a 70 per cent increase in desktop space, which removes the cramped feeling common when working on many netbooks.
Summary: This isn’t the first netbook we've seen that’s supercharged its graphics performance by pairing an NVIDIA graphics processor with an Intel Atom CPU . That particular accolade goes to the Asus N10J , an otherwise ordinary netbook dressed up in a businessman’s clothing. The Samsung N510 is, however, the first one to use the official NVIDIA ION chipset . Judging by the spec sheet, there shouldn’t be any difference between this and the performance of the N10J.
Summary: Die ersten Netbooks waren klein, sehr günstig und sehr rechenschwach. Trotzdem konnten sich viele Anwender für die Mini- Notebooks begeistern. Aber ganz oben auf der Wunschliste für aktuelle Netbooks stehen ein größeres Display, mehr Rechenkraft und aktuellere Schnittstellen. Diese Wünsche kann das Samsung N510 erfüllen: Das Netbook besitzt ein 11,6 Zoll großes Display, das 1366 x 768 Bildpunkte zeigt.