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OCZ Technology Neutrino 10" DIY Netbook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of OCZ Technology Neutrino 10" DIY Netbook. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance and durability. The software and screen are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and memory. There are some mixed views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the OCZ Technology Neutrino 10" DIY Netbook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of OCZ Technology Neutrino 10" DIY Netbook from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The portability also gets good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the battery. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: OCZ Neutrino OCZDIY10N1-US 10.1-Inch DIY NetbookOCZ Neutrino OCZDIY10N1-US 10.1-Inch DIY Netbook

Apr, 2018

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Excellent Sidekick Computer 4 Musicmakin


The 250GB HD size limit does not raise compatibility issues, however down the line i would not overlook the possibility of overheating with a bigger than recommended size-that's really just speculation tho. Has an SD card slot that is bootable-nice...

After a little more than week since my initial receipt of this netbook, I am very happy with its overall performance and the experience I have had with it so far. I have installed a 320GB Hitachi hard drive and 2GB of G skill RAM. I have gotten a dual...

My only worry at this point is overheating down the line since I am pushing this baby consistently harder than its supposed to. I can't give exact heat stats as the sensors in the neutrino will never show up in any SL based heat monitor app. That said,...

Mar, 2010

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The price point weighs a little better if you take advantage of purposefully over-complicated and strict process of the mail-in rebate. I tested streaming--ustream works fabulous through it. Using a firewire expresscard. Test e-sata/usb expresscard as...

Manufacturer Warranty ; PartsLifetime limited ; LaborLifetime limited ; Really?? I can't wait to take advantage of this. Every other last netbook only has 1 year warranties. Total deal maker ; Additional pluses include one ; of best Atom's out ; screen...

price isn't too bad, but pushes it (with added components) a bit higher priced than other notebook solutions ; battery life sucks compared to other netbooks. they are supposed to have a higher capacity optional battery available and it's not; the...

Feb, 2010

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A Great Netbook


The gloss finish does show fingerprints/usage.

Placed a 128 GSKILL SSD, 2GB OCZ PC-6400, and loaded Ubuntu on it (full version). Works Like A Champ ; I would buy this again, and likely will for others. Fast, easy, and well built


Oct, 2009

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Snow Leopard Compatibility is Excellent


The NetbookBootMaker 0.8.3 package has proved to be easier, and more compatible than earlier installation methods for 10.5 on this and other Netbooks, some of which require a significant knowledge of TERMINAL and other low-level...

Installation of MacOS 10.6 using an 8 GB USB flash card and the NetbookBootMaker 0.8.3 method went without a hitch, after I first reinitialized the hard drive. Installing over an existing 10.5.8 system was not productive and resulted in a KP....

10.6 has issues with Bonjour, for printing, but this is not solely associated with this Netbook. Each of my 10.6 desktops has the same issue. 10.5 is supported by the installer, so that would be a possible fallback position for those Netbook users who...

Oct, 2009

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Looking for a sweet netbook, I'd give this one a try.

Had the neutrino 3 weeks and it's awesome! Putting it together was a breeze, loaded the OS, I installed Ubuntu Remix, and started surfing and using it, in less than two hours. The keyboard fits my fingers, touch pad is a bit tricky. Overall I recommend...

Only con, 6 cell battery option

Aug, 2009

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I want to get the 3g modem, it last me over 1 hr on battery while using external hard drive and watching movies

it has bluetooth built in, screen is bright and clear, audio is good, it feels solid. i used DDR 2 800 stick of ram and a western digital 320 gig hard drive

it showed me how outdated my desktop was

Aug, 2009

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Most versatile netbook on the market


- Runs very smoothly with Windows FLP. - 7200 RPM 2.5" hard drives do work just fine, despite OCZ's statement that 5400 RPM or lower drives are required. - Keyboard and trackpad are small, but quite usable. I did have to set the trackpad to ignore...

A great way to make use of spare notebook parts ; Highly expandable/upgradeable: 34mm Express-card slot and an empty mini-PCI slot pre-wired with a spare built-in antenna are unique in the netbook market ; Great display, for it's size. Matte-finish...

Not a good value unless you've got a spare notebook drive and RAM module on hand. If you're buying a drive and RAM for it, a complete netbook from another brand will probably be cheaper ; At less than three hours, battery life is quite short, for a...

Jun, 2009

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AMAZING FIND, and I might order another.


I got super lucky here. My gaming 17" laptop. with Nvidia graphics, and Vista Home Premium just bit the dust, (video hardware lines on POST) and I removed the 100Gig SATA hdd, and installed it in the netbook along with a 2Gig memory chip. It allowed me...

Price is okay, but to make use of spare parts, no brainer here. Matte screen is super nice too

Battery life wasn't close to the 3 hours, but might approach it with less applications that make cpu & vid. work harder. There might be a keyboard issue too, once or twice, I pressed the "N" key, sort of felt not as level as others

Jun, 2009

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Lots of features


Picked up the Sierra mini pci-e 3.5g WWAN card cheap. The AT&T 875u & 881u 3.5g adapter has the little mini pci-e card hidden inside. Remove 4 screws and snap the 881u's case apart and you have your mini pci-e to install in the Neutrino. 500gb drive...

Nice size, decent price, includes lot of extras. Decent speed running WinXP or Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04 ; Includes Bluetooth on-board and 3.5G WWAN mini pci-e slot with antennas pre-installed, which Newegg didn't list ; Supports up to a 500gb 5400rpm...

Brightness Fn F8/F9 keys don't work in Ubuntu Netbook Remix, all others do (ie: sound, WWAN). Smallish 4 cell battery (OCZ has annouced a 6 cell will be released in May 2009) ; Not much in the way of information about this little machine

May, 2009

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Laptop Slayer


Threw in a 30 GB OCZ Vertex SSD, installed Windows 7 RC, up and running in <15 min. Incredible performance for $. Wanted a netbook for portability and wanted to throw in an SSD for battery life and speed, so this was a great fit since I didn't have...

Nice screen ; Great value for 10" netbook w/webcam ; ExpressCard expansion Slot ; WiMax ready ; Good battery life ; Nicely designed touchpad

A tad thick in comparison to other netbooks ; Glossy top a fingerprint magnet ; Documentation rather brief

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Based on the Intel Atom processor, the 10.1" Neutrino was developed to push the envelope in the growing area of netbooks as the first DIY offering. Proving that good things come in small packages, the Neutrino provides all the day-to-day file viewing and web-surfing needs for on-the-go traveling, education, office or home use. Equipped with a built-in camera and microphone, Neutrino will expand your horizons through communications between family, friends, and colleagues.


Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:2200
Battery performance:2200
Number of battery cells:4

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Color of product:Black
Product type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:10
Display Resolution:1024 x 600

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Manufacturer:OCZ Technology
Model:DIY Netbook
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:OCZ Neutrino

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / microPad


Keyboard number of keys:83
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:667
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM




Type: None


3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Win XP/Vista\ngOS/Ubuntu Linux
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.4 x 7.28 x 0.772
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g

Packaging Data

Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1x PCI-E 34mm
Microphone in: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N270
Processor Number:N270
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor socket:Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36331
Processor code:SLB73
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Basic


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions