Samsung NB30

Specifications

Samsung NB30Notebook: Samsung NB30 (NB30 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 78.14% - good
Average of 21 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 63%, features: 76%, display: 68% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Samsung NB30

67% Samsung NB30 review
Source: PC Pro English
A competent machine that trades snazzy design for a bit more durability.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 33% features: 67%
70% Samsung NB30 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A perfectly good netbook, the NB30 just doesn't do enough to justify the extra outlay over its near identical sibling, the N210.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 90%
85% Samsung NB30 touchscreen durable netbook
Source: Reg Hardware English
The NB30 may only be semi-tough, but the enhancements should pay dividends in a life of rough and tumble. Like all Samsung netbooks it is well specified, well made and good looking and though the touchscreen won't keep Apple's engineers awake at night it still has its uses.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
60% Samsung NB30 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Thee Samsung NB30 is essentially a Samsung N210 with a subtly different case finish and an accelerometer. Battery life was a little longer on this sample though, easily breaking the magical 10 hours barrier.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Samsung NB30 (black)
Source: CNet English
Another day, another Netbook. Though iPads, tablets, and other laptops keep forging on with technological innovations, the stalwart, cheap Netbook remains largely the same generation after generation. The Samsung NB30 is a new iteration on a standard Netbook theme, with a few slightly ruggedized features that don't quite justify the inflated price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 60%
70% Samsung NB30
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $379 Samsung NB30 is a good choice for consumers who want the peace of mind a semi-rugged netbook offers but want to keep the budget under $400 (in contrast, an HP Mini 5102 with just 1GB of RAM and a four-cell battery costs $415). Well suited for an older child or a frequent traveler, the NB30 can handle the basics and even a little multimedia. However, if ruggedness isn’t a key need, the NB30 doesn’t quite stand up to the competition. You can get better performance with the Samsung N210 or MSI Wind U160 for the same price, while the Gateway LT2118U and ASUS Eee PC 1001P (both of which last over 2 hours longer on a charge) run for $30 to $80 less. Still, semi-ruggedness at this price is a good deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung NB30
Source: PC Mag English
Carving a unique niche in this chaotic netbook market is almost impossible these days, but you have to give Samsung credit for trying. The company has come out with the Samsung NB30 ($340 street), which it's peddling as a ruggedized netbook. Though it's not meant to sustain 3 foot drops and underwater dives, the NB30 has a hard drive sensor, a scratch-proof lid, and a spill-resistant frame (up to 2 ounces of liquid). Everything else in between—from components to performance—is like that of every other netbook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung NB30 review
Source: Liliputing English
At first glance, the Samsung NB30 looks like virtually every other netbook released in the last 4 months. But it has a few special features which really do make it stand out including the scratch-resistant case, and spill-resistant keyboard which can handle up to 50cc of water as long as it’s wiped clean within about 10 seconds.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2010
Rating: workmanship: 80%
100% Samsung NB30
Source: Mobile Computer English
We like the plain styling and love the long battery life, but it’s a shame that Samsung didn’t go the extra mile to make the NB30 really rugged. Even so, the Windows XP model is still a great buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung NB30 netbook review
Source: Computing English
Making a stand in an overcrowded netbook market is getting increasingly difficult. Back in 2007 it was common opinion that netbooks were low cost and defined by a lack of features and specifications. The NB30 is as beautifully crafted as it is robust, and has brilliant battery performance. It offers excellent value for money because it's built to last and copes with most tasks you can throw at it, as long as you don't expect high–end number crunching. Our only caveat is the added height from the battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung NB30 netbook review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The NB30 is as beautifully crafted as it is robust, and has brilliant battery performance. It offers excellent value for money because it's built to last and copes with most tasks you can throw at it, as long as you don't expect high–end number crunching. Our only caveat is the added height from the battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung NB30 review
Source: Techradar English
This netbook is a rugged customer, making it perfect for the kids. Samsung's netbook range has always impressed us, and the NB30, boasting semi-ruggedised features, is no different. It's ideal if you're looking to buy a machine for your child or simply want greater protection for your data. We like what the NB30 has to offer. The semi-rugged features are still relatively rare on a netbook, and will prove to be a real selling point for many.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

90% Einfach mit dem Finger zeigen
Source: Mobile News German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung NB30 - Netbook mit Touchscreen-Display
Source: Channelpartner.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test: Netbook Samsung NB30
Source: PC Magazin German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Round-Up: Vier Netbooks mit dem gewissen Extra
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2010
Rating: price: 90% performance: 50% display: 80%
80% Samsung NB30 Pro Palm Touch
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
84% Test: Samsung NB30 Pro Palm Touch N450 (NT-NB30TSP-PS1)
Source: Geek News German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 85% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 85% workmanship: 89% emissions: 92%
80% Test: Samsung NB30 - Business-Netbook gibt Gummi
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
75% Test: Samsung NB30 Pro Palm – Business und Netbook
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 60% features: 75% display: 75% mobility: 79% workmanship: 78%
80% Samsung NB30 Pro Palm
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Samsung NB30 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/27/2010
80% Samsung NB30
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung NB30
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung NB30
Source: Mobilport HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2010
Rating: features: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» 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).


N450:

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.


1.3 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


78.14%: 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.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 1.5 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Simmtronics Simmbook
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 1.18 kg
» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 1.1 kg
» Medion Mini E1217
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005 HGO
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HCL Me 06
Atom N270, 1.6 kg
» Acer Emachines EM250-1162
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1199eg
Atom N280, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1613
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N325BL
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1131dx
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» CTL 2Go Classmate PC E10
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Mesh Computers Edge10 R
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 110-1134CL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Dell Mini Nickelodeon
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N330
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude E2100
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One ZG8
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1958
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005HA-M Win7
Atom N270, 1.28 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)