Samsung N150-11: $349 Atom-powered Netbook With Spill Resistant Keyboard

Best Buy has the Samsung N150-11 Intel Atom powered netbook available for the back to school season for $349.99. The Samsung N150-11 is a Best Buy Exclusive.

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:

Brand Samsung
Model N150-11
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
Removable Storage None
Wireless Support Wireless-B+G+N
Input Devices Spill-resistant keyboard, touchpad
Power 6-cell battery
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
Audio Internal speakers
Weight 2.7 lbs.
Dimension 10.4 in x 1.1 in x 7.4 in
Webcam 0.3-megapixel
Warranty 1-Yr Parts and Labor

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