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Samsung N510

Samsung N510
alaScore 84

168 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and performance are generally positive. The screen and keyboard are also mentioned favorably.

design, keyboard, screen, performance, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung N510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 168 reviews)

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Review Samsung N510 Ion Netbook


Pocket Player. Nvidia's ION chip set has already provided for a s

Robust case; Very good workmanship; Low emissions; Bright, non-glare display with WXGA resolution; Fairly fast graphic; HDMI; Good keyboard; Good mobility; Smooth FullHD rendering possible (dependent on format, software and files); Good converting...

Port distribution; Contrast poor display with pallid colors; Only 1 RAM slot; Poor VGA quality

The Samsung N510 is the first available ION netbook and therefore still without competition. Other manufacturers, like Lenovo with its Ideapads (S12) or HP with the Compaq Mini 311 want to follow and also launch devices based on ION.

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Samsung N510


Samsung's first Ion-powered netbook pairs good graphics performance and ergonomics with nearly 5 hours of battery life.

Even though it's taken its sweet time coming to market, we like the Samsung N510. This 11.6-inch netbook combines souped up graphics with very good audio quality. Some may prefer the Ion-powered HP Mini 311 ($583 when similarly configured), which...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung N510


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung N510 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

battery, usability

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


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mini or this?


The Samsung has amazing potential. It might have been released too soon however. There are a lot of software improvements this comp can take advantage of. The only REAL incurable drawback is the processor. You can go Asus1201N, but forget using it on...

Physically smaller than mini 311, bigger keyboard, good sound, supposedly better battery performance (task dependant of course). No onboard memory, so you can suffer a memory failure without junking an expensive computer. Of course there is all the...

ION drivers. for some reason, even though it has Win7, Samsung chose to ship with ION LE drivers. This means 200-400 points lost in 3dmark. Hopefully some smart person will "fix" that. The Atom processor is tired and completely at the end of it's life...

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Good Netbook, priced to high


The overall craftsmanship of the N510 is very nice, and you can see and feel the quality Samsung puts into their products. I just think a better price point for this would have been a couple hundred $'s cheaper.

The keyboard and touch pad are very nice. Decent performance from Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit). Sound and matte screen are above average. Easy access to the hard drive for swapping (was key for me over the Eee)

Price... it's a netbook. I bought into the performance hype of the ION LE, but that is all it is. My daughters Asus Eee 1005HA with 945GSE/N270 Atom performs just as well for the computing tasks we do. Web browsing gains may come with the next version...

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Great Netbook


Lots of features for the money. The video card actually has 256MB of memory and then shares another 500+MB. The Windows 7 performance index is pretty good from a netbook. The lowest score being the processor of about 2.9 out of 7.1, but the rest of the...

Lightweight, well built, good battery life, more power than a lot of netbooks, good software package. Includes a 90 trial of McAfee Security Suite, 1 year trial of MS Office Home & Student, and a few other trial software packages. Some nifty utilities...

None that I can think of so far

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no refund from New*gg, only a replacement. Their prices aren't low enough for this kind of policy. If they want to move into the mainstream they'll have to adapt. I'll wait for things to come on A****n from now on. I'll also wait for a smaller unit...

The unit is pretty, the weight is acceptable, the trackpad/screen/multitouch are excellent, hard drive nice and large, hdmi nice, keyboard excellent though the FN should be on the right so as to be able to raise/lower volume and brightness with one hand

The battery mooring was loose so the unit kept turning off when moved, the unit was unacceptably hot on the bottom/ left side (too hot for a lap), their was an unpleasant lag in carrying out functions (windows 7? memory limit? i had 2g), non Windows...

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Great Netbook Purchase


This netbook is a nice combination of extensive battery life and good power balancing options with high performance and capability. For someone looking for a netbook this machine does far more than word processing and browsing. A very good investment.

Great Screen resolution; wide-screen is very nice indeed. HDMI port is a nice touch, and the over-6-hour battery life has been tested and confirmed. The keyboard is nearly full-sized and has a nice resistance to the keys, making typing comfortable. The...

Glossy-black lid means a lot of finger-prints and smears that are impossible to avoid with normal use. Multitouchpad mouse is nice, but a bit on the small side

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Samsung N510 review


Samsung brings the Nvidia Ion to the masses

Ion grahics ; Great keyboard ; Good battery ower ; Connectivity

Intel Atom

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Samsung N510 notebook


Want a netbook that can play HD content?

Sharp, matt screen ideal for outdoor use, good 3D performance, excellent keyboard and design

Product Specifications

The Samsung N510 is compact and light but still packs an exceptional visual punch. Its dedicated nVIDIA GeForce Go 9400M graphics card delivers 10x faster image processing than existing netbooks. So movies are more lifelike. Sports are delivered in smooth, flowing detail. And 3D images almost leap out of the screen.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5.4hour(s)

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:11.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):29.5cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung N510

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium


Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Processor Number:N280


Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA ION LE