Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung NS310
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
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%
Source: Gadgetspeak Archive.org version
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
Source: Gadgetmix Archive.org version
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
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
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%
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).
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.» 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.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles 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.
60%: 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.