Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung GO
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
Overall, the Samsung Go packs the better features of its predecessors into its quirky shell: the battery life of the N110, the audio quality of the N120, and the compact design of the NC10. Along with the improved keyboard, the Go is the clear choice if you're buying your first 10.1-inch netbook and you decide you want one from Samsung. With long battery life, good audio, and a comfy keyboard, the Samsung Go is Samsung's best netbook yet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World Archive.org version
The colorful coated shell of the Samsung Go is certainly not subtle, but this netbook is a stylish--and potentially kid-friendly--computer. Of course, all of this beauty comes at a price: The Go skews slightly toward the costly side, selling for $479 (as of 7/30/09; you'll probably see it for $449 online). Is it worth the cash? On paper--and considering my initial experiences--it would seem so, but we can't give you the final verdict yet. Once the Go completes our WorldBench 6 tests (and our battery-life marathon), we'll update this story with some hard numbers and a final score.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2009
Rating: price: 60%
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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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.
In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.
In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.
80%: 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.