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Samsung NB30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews of Samsung NB30. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the durability and battery are generally positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency and software, and there are some less positive opinions about the memory and touchpad.

performance, usability, portability, battery, durability

size, touchpad, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NB30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NB30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung NB30 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and glare. The reliability and battery also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the size and screen. Views about the portability and durability are mixed.

usability, battery, reliability, glare, price

performance, screen, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NB30 10.1 inch Touchscreen LED netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1Gb, 250Gb, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Win7 Starter)Samsung NB30 10.1 inch Touchscreen LED netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1Gb, 250Gb, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Win7 Starter)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NB30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Samsung NB30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The battery and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are mixed views on the size and energy efficiency. Some have doubts about the glare and touchpad.

portability, usability, battery, durability, screen

touchpad, glare

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NB30-JP02 10.1-Inch Netbook (Texturized Matte Black)Samsung NB30-JP02 10.1-Inch Netbook (Texturized Matte Black)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung NP-NB30TSP-PS1 Netbook

 

Touch-Netbook.This 10-inch touch screen equipped Netbook should m ...

Touch-Screen ; Battery Life ; Stable, anti-skid chassis ; Very Quiet ; Low waste heat ; Good keyboard

Low display brightness ; Low performance

Touch-Panel available from 140 Euro. The normal Pro Palm variant starts at 290 Euro

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Samsung NB30 Review

 

The $379 Samsung NB30 is a good choice for consumers who want the peace of mind a semi-rugged netbook offers but want to keep the budget under $400 (in contrast, an HP Mini 5102 with just 1GB of RAM and a four-cell battery costs $415). Well suited for...

Scratch-resistant outer coating, Spill-resistant keyboard, Good audio quality

Shorter battery life than competition, Narrow touchpad button

May, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Samsung NB30

 

The Samsung NB30's ruggedized frame is meant to withstand the bangs and scuffs of everyday living. But its features and components don't do anything to distinguish it from the rest of the netbook market.

Scratch-proof. Rugged-like features. Inexpensive. Good battery life

Small hard drive. Not very attractive looking. Small touchpad and mouse buttons

May, 2010

Expert review by: Patrick Joynt (pcworld.com)

Samsung NB30

 

Samsung aims its NB30 mini laptop squarely at people looking for a rough-and-tumble netbook, though that market probably isn't huge. At $379, the NB30 costs only $30 more than its sibling, the less-rugged N150. Since the two machines are nearly...

Sturdier than the average netbook ; Keyboard is pleasant to type on

Costs $30 more than its nonruggedized sibling ; A bit flimsy for a supposedly rugged system

The NB30 delivers middle-of-the-road netbook performance, with some durability bonuses.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: John Breeden II (gcn.com)

Tiny gets semi-tough in Samsung netbook

 

The NB30 might not be Mil-Spec rugged, but it takes toughness among netbooks to a new level.

Durable case, hard drive protected from shock, portable

Slower performance than most laptops

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Edward F. Moltzen (crn.com)

Review: Samsung Gets A Grip With NB 30 Pro

 

It's clear with this netbook that Samsung is making a statement that it doesn't want to stay with the pack.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Jason "Fujitsu" Schneider (bcchardware.com)

Samsung NB30 Netbook

 

Today we have the Samsung NB30 netbook on the test bench and we are going to see if Samsung has a netbook that can separate itself from the competition. In the netbook market they are a ton of competitors and with the good majority of them using the...

Solid Construction ; Keyboard Easily Replaceable ; Portable ; Good Value

CPU limits performance (Intel Atom Processor) ; Pre-installed software decreases performance

While the netbook craze might not be as big as it was a couple years ago, buying a netbook still makes a lot of sense for a person who wants a small and affordable computer that is ultra-portable. The Samsung NB30 has pretty standard hardware...

Jul, 2010

APPROVED

Expert review by: Anthony (overclockersonline.net)

Samsung NB30 Netbook

 

Samsung's brand new NB30 10 inch netbook packs quite a punch, especially given its size. With a full day's worth of batteries, light weight and incredibly durable design and features it offers excellent mobility for those on the go.

Well built ; Beautiful screen ; Incredible battery life

Could use more memory

So, here we are at the end. Is the NB30 a decent netbook? Well, yes. Is it a pretty damn good netbook? Yes as well. As far as netbooks go, the NB30 is exactly as I would expect: Intel Atom, 10″ screen, light, small, and it’s packing some serious...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Anthony (ccereviews.com)

Samsung NB30 Netbook

 

Samsung's brand new NB30 10 inch netbook packs quite a punch, especially given its size. With a full day's worth of batteries, light weight and incredibly durable design and features it offers excellent mobility for those on the go.

Well built ; Beautiful screen ; Incredible battery life

Could use more memory

So, here we are at the end. Is the NB30 a decent netbook? Well, yes. Is it a pretty damn good netbook? Yes as well. As far as netbooks go, the NB30 is exactly as I would expect: Intel Atom, 10″ screen, light, small, and it's packing some serious...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Samsung NB30 review

 

The Samsung NB30 also gets reasonably good battery life, although there are a number of alternatives on the market with longer-lasting batteries. And while the touchpad is decent, I was unimpressed with the mouse buttons below the trackpad

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Configuration

Convertible: No
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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / 4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / No
True Resolution:WSVGA / WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:NM10 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR2 667
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor Number:N450
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:22