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Samsung N230

Samsung N230
alaScore 85

81 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the keyboard and design. The portability and screen also get good opinions. There are some negative comments about the performance. There are some mixed reviews about the value for money.

battery, screen, portability, design, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung N230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 81 reviews)

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Samsung N230 Netbook Review


We didn't want to admit it, but it's true: The Atom netbook market is a snooze. Netbooks based on Intel's Atom platform (currently in its Pine Trail incarnation) ship with a 10.1-inch screen, 1GB of RAM, a 1.6GHz single-core Atom processor, Windows...

Slimmest, lightest netbook we've tested; good keyboard

Sub four-hour battery; boring internals; fingerprint prone

The Samsung N230 takes the standard netbook loadout and crams it into the lightest 10-inch chassis we’ve ever held. Though it’s a magnet for fingerprints, it has great lines, and at around $350, it’s a pretty good deal. The N230 manages to impress us...

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Review Samsung NP-N230 Storm Netbook


Ultra-thin. The most surprising thing about this new 10-inch netb

Very light; Robust and good quality; Good keyboard; Matt display; Very quiet

Poor screen brightness; Quite short battery life with 33Wh; Not very powerful; Limited range of ports

Samsung has produced better: the Samsung N150 Eom with UMTS from €370; or the Samsung N220 with a bright or matt display from €315. Better performance and a little more battery life from the Acer Aspire One 521, from €330; fit more on your screen with...

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Samsung N230 Review


The Samsung N230 was first made available in July and it has an ultra thin chassis of just 1 inch, a strong 7 hr battery life, great keyboard and matte screen. The only complaint I can have is the lack of any type of hardware based video support and...

Terrific design, Ultra Thin Chassis (1 inch), Great keyboard, Matte Screen

No dedicated graphics chipset

Overall I think the Samsung N230 does several things right for only $330.79: the keyboard, design, matte screen, strong battery life (for a 3 cell) and solid build quality. There are just a couple things I would have liked to see changed with this...


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Samsung N230 review and comparison with N210 and N220


I haven't had the chance to play with many Samsung netbooks lately, mainly because most of them aren't available in stores in my country. They are not that popular in the States from pretty much the...

Still, I could not find it with the 6 Cell battery in the US, but I'll keep scouting and update once i do. Photos and info from Matt at

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Samsung N230 Reviewed – Good Quality, Not So Much On Value


If you've got your eye on Samsung's latest netbook, the N230, then you might be interested in Notebookcheck's review of the N230.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung N230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung N230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

screen, keyboard, build quality, portability, design


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung N230 Series N230-11 10.1-Inch Netbook (Black)

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Nice and Thin


I immediately replaced the 1GB dimm with a 2GB dimm. Installation was really easy. When I'm reading ebooks or writing, I reduce the brightness and can get more than 5 hours out of the battery. Incredible for a 3 cell, really. I opted for weight and...

Hardware: It's thin and light, the brushed inside finish resists prints, and the keyboard is nice. The battery life is great for a 3 cell, and the battery position is great. The battery doesn't stick out the back like an odd handle ; Software: Wakes up...

It's still a bit slow even with the 2GB DIMM upgrade. If you use Google Chrome instead of IE, you'll be much happier with performance while surfing ; Battery life is going to be a con for most people. With heavy use and standard brightness, you'll only...

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Great Netbook


Fantastic little netbook.. Light weight. Nice features.. Fantastic battery life. Netbooks are slower than full computers.. So don't expect to surf the web at great speeds.. would love to see more graphic power.

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A customer


I have my Samsung N230 as my birthday gift for 3 weeks now. The best thing I like about it is its light weight and long battery life. Definitely will recommend to my friends.

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Samsung N230 review


Stunning mobility and great to use – a perfect choice for the frequent traveller

Good battery life ; Storage ; Features ; Build quality

Basic erformance


Product Specifications


DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WSVGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA3150


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:NM10
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:N450