Samsung N310 laptop

Just a day after it's official launch, Pocket-lint has already managed to grab a hands-on with the new netbook from Samsung, the N310.

Coming in four colours, the N310 has a rubberised feel to it and comes complete with an embossed logo on the back of the display.

The company says the new netbook "represents that ultimate union of class-leading design and performance as it features the sophisticated styling of Naoto Fukasawa, a leading international designer".

Aimed at the style conscious, with a "lightweight and minimalist form", the N310 gets a sleek frameless screen and 93% of full size "pebble design" keyboard.

With a battery life claim of up to 5 hours, the mini notebook weighs in at 1.23kg, is Intel Atom powered and offers Windows XP.

Other features include a 1.3-megapixel webcam, microphone, 3-in-1 card reader, three USB ports and optional Bluetooth.

The Samsung N310 will be available from May in Europe, Asia and the US, pricing is said to be around £399.