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Samsung NB30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of Samsung NB30. 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. People really like the price and durability. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the energy efficiency and software are mixed, while the sound and memory get less positive opinions.

usability, portability, battery, durability, price

touchpad, memory, sound

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 ( review summary for Samsung NB30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung NB30 from 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 Views about the price and glare are generally positive. The reliability and battery are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the size and screen, and reviews about the portability and durability are different.

usability, battery, reliability, glare, price

performance, screen, size

91% of the reviews on 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)

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung NB30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Samsung NB30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the screen and durability. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the glare and touchpad, while reviews about the size and energy efficiency are mixed.

portability, usability, battery, durability, screen

touchpad, glare

85% of the reviews on 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)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

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 : Scott Stein (

Samsung NB30 (black) review


Another day, another Netbook. Though iPads, tablets, and other laptops keep forging on with technological innovations, the stalwart, cheap Netbook remains largely the same generation after generation. New longer-life Atom processors notwithstanding,...

Solid build, easy-grip lid, matte screen.

Expensive despite a basic feature set; mediocre battery life.

The Samsung NB30 is a new iteration on a standard Netbook theme, with a few slightly ruggedized features that don't quite justify the inflated price.

May, 2010

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

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 (

Samsung NB30


The Samsung NB30's ruggedized frame is meant to withstand the bangs and scuffs of everyday living.

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

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

More netbook reviews: • Asus Transformer Book T100TA (64GB)• Lenovo ThinkPad X130e• HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr (Verizon)• Sony VAIO VPC-YB35KX• Acer Aspire One AO722-0828• more

May, 2010

Expert review by : Patrick Joynt (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Staff (

Samsung Reveals 2010 Business Laptops, The P30, P80, & NB30 Pro


Samsung Reveals 2010 Business Laptops, The P30, P80, & NB30 Pro

May, 2010


Expert review by : Anthony (

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

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):11 / 6.5 / 8 / 9.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Certification:EPEAT Gold / TCO3.0 / Energy Star


Color of product:Black / Blue
Product type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display Diagonal: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


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83 / 84
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:10 / 100 LAN / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS 3D
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Starter/XP Home / Windows XP/Vista/7
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.4 x 7.44 x 1.06
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Weight (imperial):2.73
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / 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
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
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
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™
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor front side bus:533 / 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 / Adobe Reader, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manger, Easy Network Manager, Microsoft Works,\nEasy Resolution Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager,\nSamsung Support Center, Samsung Update Plus
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security (60) / McAfee Internet Security (60) \nMicrosoft Office Home & Student (60) / Microsoft Office Home & Student / Microsoft Office Home & Student + Microsoft Works


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.4 / 7.44
Height:1.05 / 1.06 / 1.37 / 1.54
Height (front):0.988 / 1.06
Height (rear):1.05 / 1.54
Weight:2.71 / 2.73 / 2.76 / 2.78