Samsung NF310 Dual-Core Netbook Officially Announced

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Samsung today officially announced the NF310 netbook, featuring a 10.1-inch display and Intel Atom dual-core processor.

Besides the Atom N550 at 1.5GHz and 720p screen resolution, the Samsung NF310 includes 1GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive, battery life of “more than 9 hours”, Windows 7 Starter OS, stereo speakers, and 802.11n Wi-Fi.

The 2.87-pound netbook has an island style spill-resistant keyboard, contoured “Titan Silver” case, and Fast Start feature, which allows users to put the NF310 in an advanced state of sleep and restore a Windows session in “as little as 3 seconds”.

According to Samsung’s press release, the NF310 will be available this fall with a $399 price tag.

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Samsung SE-S084 – New External DVD Burner for Laptops, Netbooks

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Samsung has announced the SE-S084F external DVD writer for laptops and netbooks.

The SE-S084F portable DVD burner weighs less than one pound and is powered through a USB port.

“The new external drive is smaller, lighter and faster than its predecessor, the SE-S084C. The SE-S084F provides a variety of speeds across different data media types including: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R recording, 5X DVD-RAM recording, 6X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording,” the press release says.

Samsung’s optical drive includes WriteMaster technology, which enables multitasking on the PC and high-speed writing, even in lower performance PCs.

The SE-S084F (SE-S084F/RSBS) is available now at various e-tailers for around $50. The best price we have found is $39.49 at SuperBiiz.

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Samsung X125 Ultraportable Now Available in U.K.

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The Samsung X125 11.6-inch AMD Ultrathin-powered ultraportable notebook is now available in the UK.

The 0.96-inch thin Samsung X125 weighs 3.33 pounds and features the AMD Athlon II Neo K125 1.7GHz single-core processor, ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics, 3GB of DDR3 memory, 320GB of hard disk space, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

Its LED-backlit glossy display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

Samsung’s new ultraportable also includes an integrated web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 3.0, three USB ports, a 4-in-1 media card reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

The Samsung X125 is available via Amazon U.K. and for about £435 ($680). We have no info on its availability in the U.S.

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Samsung R590 Laptop Now Available in UK, Australia

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Samsung’s 15.6-inch R590 multimedia notebook is now available in the UK and Australia.

The Samsung R590 is a more powerful version of the R580 and features the Intel Core i5-450M 2.4GHz processor, Nvidia GeForce GT330M 1GB dedicated graphics, 4GB of DDR3 memory, 500GB of hard disk space, a DVD burner, and a 6-cell battery.

Its LED-backlit glossy display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

Samsung’s new laptop also includes an integrated 1.3MP web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 3.0, four USB ports (including an eSATA/USB combo), an ExpressCard slot, 3-in-1 card reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

The 4.8-pound R590-JS02 has a blue gradation finish and runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

It is available via Amazon UK (R590-JS02UK) for £809, which is around 1,247 USD, and JB HI-Fi (R590-JS02AU) for 1,298 AUD or about 1,152 USD. We have no info on pricing and availability in other countries.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 Overview

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Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy Tab GT-P1000, the company’s first tablet device, at the 2010 IFA Show in Berlin, Germany.

According to leaked specifications, besides a 7-inch 16:10 1024X600 capacitive multi-touch display and Android 2.2 “Froyo” OS, the Galaxy Tab features a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8-based Samsung S5PC110 processor, 16GB of Flash memory, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, 3G connectivity, a 3.2MP web camera, an SDHC memory card reader, and a built-in accelerometer.

The tablet weighs 370 grams (around 0.8 pounds).

It has been previewed in a video by a Korean website Digital Times. On the other side, Samsung has officially released Galaxy Tab teaser.

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Samsung Launches P80 Premium, P30 Essential Laptops, NB30 Pro Netbook

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Samsung has announced the P80 Premium (P480, P580) and P30 Essential (P430, P530) series laptops, and NB30 Pro netbook, all designed for business users.

The 14-inch P480 and 15.6-inch P580 feature the Intel Core i5-430M processor, Intel GMA HD integrated graphics, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 320GB of hard disk capacity, 1366×768 LED-backlit displays, a 0.3MP web camera, integrated microphone, stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, and Windows 7 Professional operating system.

The 4.9-pound P480 and 5.5-pound P580 will be available late May for a price of $999.

Samsung’s 14-inch P430 and 15-inch P530 are lower-end models and feature the Intel Core i3-330M processor, Intel HD integrated GPU, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 250GB HDD, 1366×768 LED-backlit screens, a 0.3MP web camera, 802.11n WiFi, Ethernet LAN, and Windows 7 Pro.

Weighing 4.9 and 5.5 pounds, respectively, the P30 P430 and P530 Essential series laptops will start shipping in late May for $849.

The 10.1-inch Samsung NB30 Pro netbook, a business version of the regular NB30 model, includes the Intel Atom N450 processor, Intel GMA3150 integrated graphics, up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, up to 160GB of hard disk space, 1024×600 display, 0.3MP web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n wireless, Ethernet LAN, three USB ports, up to 6.5 hours of battery life, and Windows 7 Professional operating system.

The 2.73-pound NB30 Pro will be also available in late May for a price of $519.

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Samsung 7″ Android Tablet Leaks

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Vietnamese web site has leaked details of Samsung’s 7-inch tablet, powered by Android OS.

The 0.8-pound device will reportedly feature an A8 1.2GHz processor, AMOLED screen, 16GB of storage expandable to 48GB via a Micro SD card slot, a 4000mAh battery, and Android 2.2 with ebook reading software.

“The person leaking the details claims the tablet will ship this September and be called the Samsung Galaxy Tape,” Slashgear reports.

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Samsung Announces SE-S084D Slim External DVD Writer

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Samsung has announced the SE-S084D, a new slim external DVD burner, designed for use with laptops and netbooks.

According to the manufacturer, the Samsung SE-S084D optical drive is 20% smaller and 25% lighter than other DVD writers. It is round shaped and available in seven colors.

The SE-S084D has the following recording speeds: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R, 5X DVD-RAM, 6X DVD±R dual layer, 8X DVD+RW, and 6X DVD-RW. It features Buffer Under Run technology to prevent writing errors and enables PC multi-tasking. The drive is compatible with all operating systems including Windows 7 and Mac OS.

The Samsung SE-S084D is available worldwide for $69.99.

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Samsung Unveils R440, R540 Laptop Series; Refreshes R530

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Samsung has unveiled new laptop PCs, including the latest R40 R440 and R540 series and the updated R530.

The 14-inch R440-11 features the Intel Core i3-330M processor, Intel GMA integrated graphics, up to 320GB hard drive, a DVD burner, and up to 4 hours of battery life, whereas the 15.6-inch R540-11 includes the i5-450M CPU, ATI Mobility Radeon HD545v dedicated graphics, up to 500GB HDD, a DVD writer or Blu-ray Combo drive, and a battery that provides up to 4.5-hour run time on a single charge.

Both laptops come with 1366×768 LED-backlight displays, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium OS, 0.3MP web cameras, multi-gesture touchpads, 802.11n wireless, three USB ports, and HDMI outputs.

The upgraded 15.6″ Samsung R530-11 now includes the Core i3-330M CPU and the NVIDIA GeForce 310M discrete GPU, instead of a Core 2 Duo chip and GMA HD integrated graphics in older R530 models. The laptop has 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 500GB HDD with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed, 1366×768 screen, a maximal battery life of 4 hours, a 0.3MP webcam, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and 3 USB ports.

Samsung’s R440, R540, and R530 will be available through resellers in July for $729, $999, and $799, respectively.

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Samsung Releases N220, N230; Updates N150, NB30 Netbooks

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Samsung Electronics America has introduced the N230 and N220 stylish netbooks, and updated the N150 and NB30 models.

The 2.2-pound Samsung N230 has a glossy black finish and up to seven hours of battery life, while the 2.9-pound N220 has the Pointillist pattern in a polished green gradated color with chrome accents, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

The refreshed N150 (N150-11BL) now has a matte black finish with red accents and a anti-glare display. It provides up to 10-hour run time on a single charge. The latest NB30 (NB30-11B) has a blue case and up to 9.5 hours of battery life.

The netbooks have 10.1-inch displays, the Intel Atom N450 CPU, 250GB HDDs, 1GB DDR2 RAM, Windows 7 Starter OS, 0.3MP web cameras, and 802.11n Wi-Fi.

The updated N150-11BL, NB30-11B and the new N220 will be available through Samsung resellers beginning in June for $349, $359 and $369 respectively. The N230 netbook will be available in July for an MSRP of $399.

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