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Samsung NP-NS310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Samsung NP-NS310. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and keyboard. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the energy efficiency and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP-NS310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP-NS310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Samsung NP-NS310 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the keyboard and size. The price and portability also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the usability, while the battery and durability get less positive reviews.

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NS310 10.1 inch Netbook - Blue (Intel Atom N570 1.66GHz, 1GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter)Samsung NS310 10.1 inch Netbook - Blue (Intel Atom N570 1.66GHz, 1GB RAM, 320GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Holmes (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung NS310

 

The rounded and colourful case of this sleek and shiny Samsung netbook makes it stand out from the pack, as do the backlit keyboard and light weight. But do the compromises Samsung has made to achieve the style and slenderness mean it's all flash and...

Sleek, stylish, shiny design, light weight and a useful backlit keyboard.

Both battery life and performance are disappointing even for an Atom netbook.

Beyond the minimal specs and cramped keyboard it's not that there's much actually wrong with the Samsung NS310 and we do like the design, although it may not appeal to everyone. But to get the good looks and the slim style, Samsung has sacrificed...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: What Laptop (techradar.com)

Samsung NS310 review

 

Unimpressive battery life tarnishes a real looker of a netbook

Stylish design ; Good screen ; Portability

Battery life ; Performance

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung NS310

 

Can a netbook still be worth £300? Samsung's latest shiny offering tries to teach us a lesson or two.

Backlit keyboard, Attractive interior, Decent keyboard

Expensive, Underpowered

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung NS310 review

 

A beautifully designed netbook, but battery life isn't great. The NC110 is a better choice for £70 less

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung NS310 review

 

Just because the netbook is fast becoming obsolete doesn't mean its extinct. So while many would-be buyers of a small, cheap compact computer have turned their attention to arguably more suitable tablet PCs – well, almost exclusively the iPad – it...

If you’re wedded to the notion of a small under-powered netbook, the Samsung NS310 offers all the usual features, but with glitzier casework and shorter battery life.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcworld.in)

Samsung NS310

 

This product is a quite literally shiny example of how the netbook market has matured in three years.

Bluetooth 3.0,Attractive Design

No real performance boost,Unimpressive battery life

Fair

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Laptops.co.uk (laptops.co.uk)

NS310

 

The NS310 would have been a great netbook 5 years ago, unfortunately, it's not 2007 and it's not a great netbook now. It's an average netbook, but albeit quite expensive for what it is.

Portable, Pretty good Keyboard

Expensive for What it is, Dubious Colour Choice, Terrible Battery for a Netbook

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Samsung NS310

 

Samsung were among the first manufacturers to make netbooks, with some of the best devices on the market. We had high hopes for the Samsung NS310 then, but sadly it's little more than a refreshed Samsung N310. The good Netbooks may have been overtaken...

Overall, the Samsung NS310 is a disappointment. It looks great, and with the netbook form factor having matured, we were hoping it would deliver on all fronts. It's not exactly cheap, however, and performance is poor, making devices like the Asus Eee...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: GadgetSpeak (gadgetspeak.com)

Samsung Netbook NS310

 

Netbooks continue to be a useful solution; however this one nearly did not get reviewed. It was slow to boot almost as slow to shut down and as for opening any applications, luckily I am known for my determination so read on.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Chris McGivern (reviewexplorer.com)

Samsung NS310 Netbook

 

We take a closer look at the Samsung NS310 netbook and are reminded that looks can sometimes be deceiving…..

Aug, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / SRS / SRS 3D
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 25.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):25.5
Battery life (max):4.7 / 7
Battery performance:2300
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Blue / Pink
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power supply:40

Graphics

On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3150

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:80 / 83 / 84
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Fat Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / SRS / SRS 3D
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Office Starter 2010.
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.5 x 7.32 x 0.982
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100-240V AC
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Package dimensions (WxDxH):12.8 x 11.8 x 9.06
Package weight:4.41
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
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
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power auto-sensing:Y
Power supply:40

Processor

Chipset:Intel NM10
Conflict Free processor:Y
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Number of Processing Die Transistors:17
Processing die size:87
Processor:N550 / N570
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N550 / N570
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor threads:4
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):8.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:50154 / 55637
Processor package size:22 x 22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

BIOS password:No / Yes
Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / HDD / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / HDD / Y

Software

Bundled software:IE 6.0+;\nSafari 1.1+ / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / Microsoft Office Starter 2010.\n / Samsung Update Plus, Easy Display Manager, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Partition Manager, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Samsung Support Center / Samsung Update Plus\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy Partition Manager\nAdobe Reader\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nSamsung Support Center / Windows® Essentials 2012\nCyberlink Power2Go\nCyberlink PowerDVD
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:Norton Internet Security / Norton Internet Security 2010 / Norton Internet Security, Norton Online Backup

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.32 / 7.4
Height:0.98 / 0.984
Height (front):0.996
Height (rear):1.22
Weight:2.31 / 2.34 / 2.4 / 2.87
Width:10.5 / 10.8