The components included inside the Netbook might be of standard configuration but its design is what makes it stand out of the crowd. We are used to seeing black colored Netbooks but the Netbook has a red colored lid which fades away and ends up with black at the edges. Samsung N150-11 is priced at $349 which is an average price of a retail configuration of a Netbook. It is $50 more than entry level Netbooks and if you wish to buy a much slimmer Netbook, you can take a look at the Asus Eee Pc 1018 which is of the same cost despite featuring the same components.
Design and Features:
The attractive design is however only on the exterior as the interior design is pretty normal with just a matte black finish. As said above, the Netbook is bulky than the Asus Eee PC 1018 but gives a solid feel and looks like it can withstand wear and tear. The Netbooks has a wide keyboard but the keys are not island styled as we have seen is many Netbooks. Instead the keys are flat topped and closely packed. It means that, you will face a lot of trouble typing at the first instant. It is good that the important shift key is sized bigger. The navigation key’s sizes are however reduced.
The touch pad is of decent size but not that impressive as in Asus. The mouse left and right clicks should be done with the single piece rocker. The display is 10.1 inches and has a resolution of 1024x600p which is pretty standard. The Netbook features a WiFi but is skipped with a Bluetooth which is normal for a Netbook. Apart from these, it features the usual combo, a VGA video out, SD card reader and three USB ports.
The Samsung N150 is faster than 2010’s back to school Netbooks that included the Intel’s Atom N450 but only by a few seconds. The difference in speed can only be rarely felt in day to day experience. It has a typical Netbook performance, just enough for office works, web surfing, HD streaming etc.
One disappointment Samsung offered is its battery life. The back to school models that featured the Atom CPUs offered a battery life of 6 hours but our N150 could run only for 4 and a half hours when tested with continuous video playback. The four hour battery life is through the six-cell battery. It is however more than enough for a Netbook. Another disappointment is that the battery is pretty huge and bulges at the bottom of the chassis.
Samsung is pretty standard in offering warranties and in technical assistance. Samsung offers a one year warranty on parts and labor which is pretty standard. Technical support is available all seven days of the week but in only specific timings starting from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. There are clear details for every model in the support and you can also download drivers and manuals from the official website.