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Samsung N230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Samsung N230. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the screen and size are overall positive. The battery and usability are also appreciated, whereas reviews about the energy efficiency and image quality are mixed.

portability, usability, battery, size, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung N230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung N230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung N230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the battery and screen are overall positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the performance.

portability, usability, price, screen, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung N230 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter (Black))Samsung N230 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter (Black))

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the design and durability are generally positive. The keyboard and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price and image quality. The screen and performance get mixed views.

portability, usability, keyboard, durability, design

image quality, price

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

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

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (

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...

Dec, 2010

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Review Samsung NP-N230 Storm Netbook


Ultra-thin. The most surprising thing about this new 10-inch netbook from Samsung is its high price tag of €449 (RRP). Is the price justifiable, for an Atom N450 processor, a matt WSVGA screen and a three/ six cell battery? We examine every inch of...

Very light, Robust and good quality, Good keyboard, Matt display, Very quiet, A matt screen combined with a good keyboard and a very low weight

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

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Chris (

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...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Mike (

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

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Peter Cartwright (

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.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

Samsung N230 review


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

Good battery life ; Storage ; Features ; Build quality

Basic performance

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

Samsung N230


This stylish netbook claims 13-hour battery life, but does it deliver?

before it, Samsung's N230 is one of the better-looking netbooks available, though it must be said that the bland blue wallpaper Samsung has installed by default (a limitation of Windows 7 Starter being that this can't be changed) is a very poor choice.

Feb, 2011

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Samsung N230 review


Samsung beefs up the batteries to make a netbook that can run all day

Nothing amazing spec-wise, but it can definitely go the distance

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

Samsung N230 review


A smart, thin netbook with an outstanding battery life, but the dull screen lets the side down, and there are other, better netbooks that cost less.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

Samsung N230 review


We review Samsung's latest netbook which has a staggering 10 hour battery life.

The Samsung N230 isn't without its flaws and there's little to tempt existing netbook owners if you're happy with your current model. For new netbook owners though, the N230's slender and sturdy build, long battery life, comfortable keyboard and...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / SRS 3D
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3


Battery Capacity:2950
Battery life (max):13.8 / 7 / 8
Battery performance:2950
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Color of product:Black
Product type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40


On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


2G standards:EDGE,GPRS
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network:3G
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD SRS 3D
Dimensions (WxDxH):10 x 7 x 1 / 10.4 x 7.4 x 0.862
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Data

Handheld remote control: No


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Port replicator: No
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel NM10
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123
Processing die size:66
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N450
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
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:42503
Processor code:SLBMG
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington


Bundled software:Adobe Reader, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Content Share, Easy Display Manger, Easy File Share, Easy Network Manager, Easy Resolution Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Support Centre, Samsung Update Plus / Adobe Reader, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Content Share, Easy Display Manger, Easy File Share,\nEasy Network Manager, Easy Resolution Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Support Centre,\nSamsung Update Plus. / TCP/IP, DHCP, DDNS, NTP, HTTP, RTSP
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2010


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.4 / 7.44
Height (front):0.854 / 0.862
Height (rear):0.913 / 1.34
Weight:2 / 2.27 / 2.43 / 2.6