Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Samsung N110 Review Roundup

Samsung NC10 is one of the top netbook that's recommended by most reviewers since it hit the market last year. Samsung N110, the second generation of 10-inch netbook from Samsung, gets even better. While most of the hardware specs of the Samsung N110 is similar to its predecessor, the improvement is made on the battery life, the touchpad, and the external design of the netbook. The 6-cell battery of Samsung N110 are improved from 5,600mAh in NC10 to 5,900mAh, which support up to seven hours of general usage and eight hours of video playback, according to TrustedReview. On the touchpad, the N110 has improved from the originally smaller and vertically narrow touchpad on the NC10, to a larger touchpad measuring 2.5 x 1.3 inches on N110. Also, the mouse button, is slightly more raised compared to the one on NC10. And on the appearance, the Samsung N110 has an improved design with glossy coating, rounded edges around the palm rest, and burgundy trim along the bottom edge of the chassis, making it looks sleeker and more professional.

Samsung N110 mini laptop
Check out the following video for a brief introduction for the Samsung N110 netbook.

As you see in the video, the basic specs for the Samsung N110 is very similar to the NC10:
  • 10.2-inches display with 1024 x 600 resolution
  • 1.6-GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor
  • 1 GB RAM (expandable to 2 GB)
  • 160GB 5400rpm HDD
  • Windows XP Home
The Samsung N110 is currently available for $429 on The price of this netbook might seem a bit higher than other similar class netbooks on the market, which would be the only drawback that this netbook has, but considering the high quality of this machine, it's still worth the slightly higher price.
"I received the Samsung N110 from Amazon ahead of schedule. Free shipping on the computer and the 2gb of ram. Pricing was the best around (from a reliable source.) I absolutely love this little machine. It is resonably fast - actually faster than I expected, & the keyboard is very comfortable to use - not crowded at all for my fat fingers! It offered to split the harddrive into two partitions, which I did. With the 160gb harddrive, I have more space than I will need. The D: drive is being used as a backup/recovery for the C: drive. I have loaded Mapsource, Skype, and MS Office 2007 onto the machine and it all works beautifully. (I shared the DVD on my desktop machine & mapped the Netbook to it, so I could easily load software without having to purchase a separate USB DVD.)

Overall, the best purchase I have made in a computer - lots of "bang for the buck" with this baby. I am taking it with me to Europe in about 10 days and am looking forward to being able to do email & web exploring on the trip. It is the perfect size for travel and the battery is really amazing - I have not run it down after 8 hours, it still had more to give!! Highly recommended!!!!"

(by Philip L. Benson, taken from

And here's what other professional reviewers think about Samsung N110:
Laptop Magazine
"Samsung has created a near-perfect netbook in its N110. Thanks to the improved ergonomics of the touchpad, and north of 7 hours of battery life, it improves on an already stellar system and continues to beat out the competition. Though customers can get similarly configured netbooks with six-cell batteries for considerably less money—the Acer Aspire One AOD150 costs $120 less and the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE $70 less—the N110 offers a better keyboard and better endurance than both of those models and is lighter than the ASUS. Samsung’s $469 premium price tag is well worth it for those who cherish longer battery life."

Trusted Review
"Despite not adding a great deal over the NC10, the N110 is still an outstanding netbook provided you don't care about mooted extras such as video decoding. Thus, once the NC10 is inevitably discontinued, the N110 is one netbook that should be on most people's lists."

PC World
"Offering an improved mouse button and impressive battery life, the Samsung N110 would make a great choice for your next road trip. At $470, it isn't by any means the cheapest netbook on the block, but it certainly is a handsome, functional one. While I salute Samsung for correcting design flaws present in the NC10, I'd have preferred to see this the first time around."

The final conclusion: the Samsung N110, as the successor of NC10, is no doubt one of the leading netbook in today's market. If you are looking for a quality mini laptop and do not mind paying a little extra dollars, the Samsung N110 is highly recomended.

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