The Samsung N150-11 features a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor, a 10.1-inch display, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a spill resistant keyboard, and up to 9 hours of battery life. These features make the Samsung N150-11 a viable netbook option for students who don’t need the computing power of a notebook.
This netbook provides features similar to budget notebooks. However, it has a more mobile oriented processor, a much smaller form factor, and longer battery life. When compared to similar netbooks, the Samsung N150-11 is a step above many, featuring one of Intel’s latest Atom offerings. Combined with 1GB of RAM and Intel GMA integrated graphics, the Samsung N150-11 could handle many tasks that students may need to perform. Web browsing, email, and Microsoft Office programs should run fine. However, photo editing and HD video may prove to a little too taxing on the Samsung N150-11‘s CPU and GPU, causing the netbook to run very slow and the picture to be pixellated or choppy.
Some common complaints regarding the Samsung N150-11 include dismal battery life, and too slow to use the popular video chat program, Skype. On the plus side, many users noted the convenience due to the Samsung N150-11‘s small form factor. This would be beneficial to students, as the netbook wouldn’t take up much room in a backpack.
If you are interested in a cheaper netbook, the Samsung RBNP-N210-JA02US is $70 less and offers nearly the exact same specs. The major difference is that the Samsung RBNP-N210-JA02US is refurbished and offers a less memory for the graphics processor to use.
Samsung N150-11 From Best Buy Detailed Specs:
|Operating system||Windows 7 Starter|
|Processor / Graphics||Intel® Atomâ„¢ processor N450 |
Intel® GMA 3150
|Memory||1 GB DDR2 RAM|
|Hard drive||250 GB HDD 5400 rpm|
|Display / Resolution||10.1″ WSVGA LED widescreen display with 1024×600 resolution|
|Input Devices||Spill-resistant keyboard, touchpad|
|Memory card reader||Yes|
|Ports||Headphone/speaker/line-out jack, Microphone-in jack, DC-in jack for AC adapter, Ethernet, 3 USB 2.0, VGA|
|Dimension||10.4 in x 1.1 in x 7.4 in|
|Warranty||1-Yr Parts and Labor|