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Samsung NS310 Series

Samsung NS310Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 1kg, 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 62.5% - poor
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 55%, features: 65%, display: - %
mobility: 50%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

 

Samsung NS310-A01UK

Specifications

Samsung NS310-A01UKNotebook: Samsung NS310-A01UK
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 63.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

60% Samsung NS310
Source: PC World India English
If you’re wedded to the notion of a small under-powered netbook, the Samsung NS310 offers all the usual features, but with glitzier casework and shorter battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung NS310 review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you’re wedded to the notion of a small under-powered netbook, the Samsung NS310 offers all the usual features, but with glitzier casework and shorter battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
75% Samsung NS310 netbook
Source: Reg Hardware English
Slim, light and solid, if not particularly cheap, the NS310 isn’t a bad box of tricks for anyone wanting an ultra-portable mini laptop, but isn’t too worried about battery life. The searchlight-bright screen and glowing keyboard are useful additions to the netbook armoury and the whole thing is nailed together with Samsung’s customary thoroughness.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
60% Samsung NS310 review
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Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
RECENSIONE SAMSUNG NS310
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Innovative design, good workmanship and equopment, keyboard with backlight
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2011

 

Samsung NS310

Specifications

Samsung NS310Notebook: Samsung NS310
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% Samsung NS310 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Beyond the minimal specs and cramped keyboard it's not that there's much actually wrong with the Samsung NS310 and we do like the design, although it may not appeal to everyone. But to get the good looks and the slim style, Samsung has sacrificed battery life and the performance is average for the price. Cute, shiny, with an unusually good screen for a netbook, the Samsung NS310 doesn't make the right compromises for most users.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Netbook NS310
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Netbooks continue to be a useful solution; however this one nearly did not get reviewed. If you are in the market for a small Netbook mine had a rather nice wine red lid or course the screen surround was shiny black and the screen was reflective but as an entry level unit this could well be of interest.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2012
Samsung NS310 Netbook – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
Our punishing flat-out processor test gave 2 hrs 18 mins of battery life, where the Toshiba NB550 offers 4 hrs 23 mins. Moderate use will take that beyond four and a half hours, still a poor second to that NB550. For light document editing, the Samsung NS310 is good enough, but its main problem is that it doesn’t excel in any department.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2011
60% Samsung NS310 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Samsung's NS310 gets some things right. The keyboard is good and its backlight remains a rare feature in the netbook world. However, it fails in one too many core respects. Battery life is poor, the Atom-powered processor doesn't excel above much cheaper models and the price is just too high for us to stomach.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 80%

 

Comment

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.

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

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).

» 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).

N550: Dual core Atom with a TDP of only 8.5 Watt. Because of the slow clock speed of 1.5 GHz it may be sometimes even slower than a N465 Atom CPU.


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.

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.


62.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

» 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
» 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
» HP Mini 210-2290sf
Atom N550, 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)