Samsung N230


Samsung N230Notebook: Samsung N230 (N230 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1kg
Price: 250 euro
Average Score: 73.29% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 60%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 85%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung N230

60% Samsung N230 Slim
Source: Digital Versus English
A 10.1 inch matte-panel, weighing in at just 1 kg and very slim; such are the principal characteristics of the Samsung N230 Slim which lives up to all our expectations of a netbook.

Slim and light, the Samsung N230 Slim scores more points for its size than its overall look. The big advantage is you can tuck it under your arm and carry it anywhere with you. You will however need to make sure your battery is charged as it won't give you a full day's worth.

Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung N230 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Despite the premium it demands, Samsung's N230 suffers from a slightly sub-par screen and its keyboard is average at best. However, in most other regards it's a good effort, with innovative software, stylish design and class-leading battery life going some way towards justifying the outlay.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% mobility: 100%
80% Samsung N230 review
Source: Techradar English
All-in-all the N230 is a great little netbook. Samsung hasn't gone about reinventing the wheel here, but it gets the basics or portability and usability right, which is ultimately all you can really ask from a netbook. The shiny lid and large battery aren't a big deal, and certainly shouldn't effect your decision when it comes to buying a netbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Samsung N230 review
Source: It Pro English
The Samsung N230 isn't without its flaws and there's little to tempt existing netbook owners if you're happy with your current model. For new netbook owners though, the N230's slender and sturdy build, long battery life, comfortable keyboard and reasonable price make it a great buy. Although we expect new netbooks equipped with faster dual-core Atom processors to be released in the coming weeks and months, they're likely to be more expensive than the N230.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
Samsung - N230 review
Source: IT Reviews English
A decent netbook needs long battery life, a well-designed keyboard and low price-tag. Samsung certainly succeeds in terms of keyboard and battery, although the price tag of £349 is on the high side. However, you're always going to pay a bit more for a stylish and well thought-out design, and in our minds it's worth the extra money. Although the N230 thoroughly deserves its Recommended award, prospective buyers may do well to hold off for a few weeks until judgement is passed on the new wave of dual-core Atom N550 netbooks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2010
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 80%
80% Samsung N230
Source: Reg Hardware English
With excellent battery life, a top-notch keyboard and a stylish design, the only factor holding the N230 back is its high price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung N230 Review
Source: English
It builds on the success of their popular N210 / N220 netbooks, and has only been available for a very short while. My Samsung N210 review was very popular with over 65,000 views and 100 comments, and is currently my netbook of choice, so I have very high hopes for Samsung’s latest ultra sleek model.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung N230 review and comparison with N210 and N220
Source: Netbooklive English
In fact, this Samsung N230 is so good I will add it to my list of best 10 inch netbooks. Can't say if it surpassed the NB305 in my list of preferences just yet, I'll wait to test it live first, but It's definitely up there, and because of the better battery life, it surpasses the EEE PC 1018P.
Single Review, online available, Short, Rating: mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Schick verpackter Standard
Source: Mobile News - 6/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
60% Samsung N230 Slim
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Test: Samsung N230
Source: Datormagazin SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%


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 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 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

73.29%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not 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, 2010-08-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)