Samsung N210


Samsung N210Notebook: Samsung N210 (N210 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 75.41% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 59%, features: 73%, display: - % mobility: 83%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung N210

50% Samsung N210 Plus review
Source: PC Pro English
A rehash of a six-month-old netbook, with little additional appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
Samsung's N210
Source: AnandTech English
At the end of the day, the insides of the Samsung N210 aren't likely to inspire, and they weren't supposed to. Netbooks just aren't exciting kit where hardware and performance are concerned, though their purpose may need to be made more explicitly clear. Samsung loads the N210 with all kinds of irritating bloatware (hello McAfee!) and utilities that it just doesn't need; the hardware inside is already beleagured enough without having to suffer through loading all that extra crap.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2010
performance: 50%
70% Samsung N210 Review
Source: Maximum PC English
We expect any Maximum PC reader to be able to strip out the bloatware and nagware that comes with a new PC (and may we suggest PC Decrapifier to help with that?). But we don’t appreciate Samsung’s cluttering up the OS install. On the one hand, the N210’s design is fantastic and its performance is exactly what we’d expect. And we appreciate the (albeit quirky) Hyperspace instant-on OS. But the less-than-stellar battery life and bloated Win7 Starter desktop lose the N210 some points in our book.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung's N210, why it's one of the best netbooks around
Source: PC Authority English
The Samsung's appeal slips a little when it comes to the 10.1in screen, however: its matte finish reduces reflectivity but also adds a grainy quality to images. Combined with muted colour reproduction, it's enough to leave the N210 lagging behind the best. Despite this, though, the N210 makes a worthy successor to the superb N110. The combination of gargantuan battery life, slick new looks and good ergonomics make it one of the best netbooks around.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/31/2010
Rating: price: 83% performance: 33% features: 50% mobility: 100%
85% Samsung N210 review
Source: CNet English
Samsung has just added to its burgeoning netbook range with the N210 -- not to be confused with the Samsung N120. This is a typical 10-incher with a 1.6GHz Atom N450 CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. The N210 doesn't do an awful lot different to its rivals, but that doesn't stop it being a solid all-round netbook. Its well-laid out keyboard, excellent screen and strong battery life make it an ideal travel companion.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
60% Samsung N210 10.1-inch Netbook Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Samsung's N210 will appeal most to those that want to use their netbooks outside of the home. The matte display really helps this system to be used just about anywhere. Typing is also very easy thanks to a well laid out isolated keyboard design. Note that the performance of the system does suffer a bit especially when running on batteries but this can be cahnge in the power preferences at the expense of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung N210 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
It looks ordinary enough and has largely average performance, though the extra battery life is welcome and the alternative Linux boot-up is fun. It may be that the battery life on its own will be enough to recommend it to you - just don't expect it to turn any heads.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung N210: Stylishly practical
Source: Star Techcentral English
Overall, my experience with the Samsung N210 has been nothing short of fun, cool and easy. Most importantly, I value the stability of the machine and the fact that it does not lag.It beats my sluggish and slow AIO PC by miles. The Samsung N210 is definitely a winner in my book.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: mobility: 70%
Samsung's N210, a small but mighty netbook with impressive battery life
Source: PC Authority English
With the N210, Samsung takes its excellent netbook range, and improves the looks and usability. Even so, it's streets ahead of the current Pine Trail-based competition, and its fantastic battery life and solid ergonomics make it worth the money. It doesn't hurt that it'll look good on the go, either.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2010
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
70% Samsung N210 review
Source: PC Advisor English
We found it difficult to get excited by a netbook that barely matches earlier models in performance and feels cheaper in overall build quality to boot. It looks more plasticky than a Samsung NC10 or N110, has discernibly no more performance than them (in part, to be fair, because it’s slowed down by Microsoft’s newer OS), and we measured no leap forward in battery life than the Samsung N140 we last tested.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Samsung N210
Source: PC World English
The Samsung N210, a Best Buy exclusive, is one of the better-looking netbooks we've seen, with a shiny white top, sleek chrome accents, and a comfortable keyboard. Though it isn't great at playing video, it does have fairly decent speakers. It also features an instant-on capability that allows you to get online without having to wait for Windows to start up. The Samsung N210's matte screen is easy to see in various lighting conditions, but the colors are a little washed out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 65% features: 80%
80% Samsung N210
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung N210 ($380 street) is not the flashiest netbook, nor does it pile on the most features in its category. Nailing down basic fundamentals is what makes it a viable contender in this cutthroat market. It maintains an excellent user experience, which includes a comfy keyboard, a big-enough touchpad and mouse buttons. Nothing in particular makes the Samsung N210 stand out in a netbook line-up, but it's a fundamentally sound netbook at a low price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung N210 review
Source: Liliputing English
The Samsung N210 features an attractive design, a decent touchpad and good, but not great battery life. While I’m not a huge fan of the keyboard, I did find the laptop to be about as snappy and responsive as any Intel Atom N450 Pine Trail-based netbook I’ve used. The only real problem I see is that at $379, the Samsung N210 is a little pricey. Acer, Asus, MSI, and other netbook makers are offering models with nearly identical specifications for as much as $50 cheaper.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2010
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 75%
80% Samsung N210 - 10.1in Netbook Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Samsung's history in netbooks is dominated by its very first entrant, the NC10. At the time it provided clarity to a market that was still searching for the perfect formula. I Samsung continues to make all the right moves with its netbooks. While previous generation models still trump the N210 for value, among the new models it's one of the most polished and complete.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 90%
Samsung - N210 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Samsung's N210 is yet another netbook. But it is not just any old netbook. This one has some superb features that include good battery life, a great keyboard and a very serviceable instant-on operating system sitting alongside Windows 7 Starter Edition. If you are looking for a netbook and want something that is solidly made with good battery life then the Samsung N210 could be ideal. Some will find that the instant-on operating system is unnecessary, though.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/22/2010
Rating: features: 90% mobility: 80%
75% Samsung NP-N210-JA02US
Source: CNet English
Samsung is not the first name that comes to mind, at least in the U.S., when we think of laptops or Netbooks, but the company has long had a sizable presence outside of the U.S. in the PC market. Though it has some useful software tools, there's nothing special about the Samsung NP-N210-JA02US's components or performance. At $379, it's much more expensive than comparable Netbooks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 80%
70% Samsung N210 review
Source: Techradar English
Samsung adds another netbook to its portfolio with an updated Atom CPU. While the N210 does little to push the market forward, it effortlessly fulfils expectations of what a second-generation netbook should be capable of. With stunning mobility, an impressive user interface and a comfortably usable screen, it makes it easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung N210
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung N210 offers solid overall performance, close to 7 hours of battery life, and an attractive design. We also like the matte screen and loud speakers. However, this machine faces stiff competition from the ASUS Eee PC 1001P, which costs $80 less and lasts nearly 90 minutes longer on a charge. This head-turning netbook offers long battery life, a well-designed keyboard, and good sound quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Samsung N210
Source: PC Pro English
Rather than build on the excellence of both the original NC10 and its successor, the N110, Samsung's latest netbook wipes the slate clean and starts afresh. Rather than another identikit netbook, the Samsung N210 dares to be different. A welcome redesign and impressive battery life should continue Samsung's run of netbook success.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 33% features: 83%
79% Samsung N210
Source: Computer Shopper English
This netbook's attractive design and decent battery life almost overshadow its mediocre performance. It's not often that budget gear says "look at me!" right out of the box, so the Samsung N210 was a pleasant surprise once we unpacked it. Priced at $379 (and available exclusively at Best Buy), this netbook has an attractive design and comes loaded with extra features that other budget-level netbooks lack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 79%
100% Samsung N210
Source: Digital Versus English
We weren't surprised to see the N210 sail past Samsung's previous netbooks. It is one of the best of the current crop, with great battery life and a comfortable user experience. It's a very solid performer, and only let down by the quality of its screen and speakers. All that the NC10 has left on its side is its price tag: the N210 beats it hands down in every other area.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

Samsung N210
Source: HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
90% Samsung N210
Source: HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung N210
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews

75.41%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
Atom N550, 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC210-A02FR
Atom N550, 1.2 kg
» Advent Zuni
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)