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Samsung N230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Samsung N230. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The battery and usability also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and image quality get mixed views.

portability, usability, battery, size, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung N230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung N230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung N230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the battery and screen. The price and usability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the performance.

portability, usability, price, screen, battery

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung N230 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter (Black))Samsung N230 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, Bluetooth 3.0, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter (Black))

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung N230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung N230 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the design and durability. The keyboard and usability also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the screen and performance are mixed. Many are negative about the price and image quality.

portability, usability, keyboard, durability, design

image quality, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung N230 Series N230-11 10.1-Inch Netbook (Black)Samsung N230 Series N230-11 10.1-Inch Netbook (Black)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

Samsung N230


This stylish netbook claims 13-hour battery life, but does it deliver?

before it, Samsung's N230 is one of the better-looking netbooks available, though it must be said that the bland blue wallpaper Samsung has installed by default (a limitation of Windows 7 Starter being that this can't be changed) is a very poor choice.

Feb, 2011

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Samsung N230 review


Samsung beefs up the batteries to make a netbook that can run all day

Nothing amazing spec-wise, but it can definitely go the distance

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (

Samsung N230 review


Stunning mobility and great to use – a perfect choice for the frequent traveller

Good battery life ; Storage ; Features ; Build quality

Basic performance

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

Samsung N230 review


A smart, thin netbook with an outstanding battery life, but the dull screen lets the side down, and there are other, better netbooks that cost less.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

Samsung N230 review


We review Samsung's latest netbook which has a staggering 10 hour battery life.

The Samsung N230 isn't without its flaws and there's little to tempt existing netbook owners if you're happy with your current model. For new netbook owners though, the N230's slender and sturdy build, long battery life, comfortable keyboard and...

Sep, 2010

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Samsung - N230


Thanks to their well-designed keyboards and stylish good looks, Samsung's netbooks have impressed in the past. The new N230 continues this trend, and makes a great first impression with its sleek chassis. At 1.2kg, it's ...

A decent netbook needs long battery life, a well-designed keyboard and low price-tag. Samsung certainly succeeds in terms of keyboard and battery, although the price tag of £349 is on the high side. However, you're always going to pay a bit more for a...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Johan Keyter (

Samsung N230


The Samsung N230 offers a compact and capable netbook package for the style conscious consumer.

A sleek design with a very well laid out keyboard and Samsung software makes for a user friendly experience.

Performance wise the N230 can get a little bogged down from time to time.

Aug, 2010

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Review Samsung NP-N230 Storm Netbook


Ultra-thin. The most surprising thing about this new 10-inch netbook from Samsung is its high price tag of €449 (RRP). Is the price justifiable, for an Atom N450 processor, a matt WSVGA screen and a three/ six cell battery? We examine every inch of...

Very light, Robust and good quality, Good keyboard, Matt display, Very quiet, A matt screen combined with a good keyboard and a very low weight

Poor screen brightness, Quite short battery life with 33Wh, Not very powerful, Limited range of ports

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (

Samsung N230 Netbook Review


We didn't want to admit it, but it's true: The Atom netbook market is a snooze. Netbooks based on Intel's Atom platform (currently in its Pine Trail incarnation) ship with a 10.1-inch screen, 1GB of RAM, a 1.6GHz single-core Atom processor, Windows...

Slimmest, lightest netbook we've tested; good keyboard

Sub four-hour battery; boring internals; fingerprint prone

The Samsung N230 takes the standard netbook loadout and crams it into the lightest 10-inch chassis we’ve ever held. Though it’s a magnet for fingerprints, it has great lines, and at around $350, it’s a pretty good deal. The N230 manages to impress us...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Chris (

Samsung N230 Review


The Samsung N230 was first made available in July and it has an ultra thin chassis of just 1 inch, a strong 7 hr battery life, great keyboard and matte screen. The only complaint I can have is the lack of any type of hardware based video support and...

Terrific design, Ultra Thin Chassis (1 inch), Great keyboard, Matte Screen

No dedicated graphics chipset

Overall I think the Samsung N230 does several things right for only $330.79: the keyboard, design, matte screen, strong battery life (for a 3 cell) and solid build quality. There are just a couple things I would have liked to see changed with this...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:2950
Battery life (max):13.8 / 7 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display diagonal:25.6 / 26
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
LED Backlight: Yes


On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network:3G
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD SRS 3D / SRS 3D
Dimensions (WxDxH):264 x 188 x 21.9 / 264 x 188 x 22
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11bg/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 bg/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

Handheld remote control: No


GPS (satellite): No

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Port replicator: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
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: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR2 667
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
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 / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor front side bus: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

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
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): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor code:SLBMG
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington


Bundled software:Adobe Reader, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Content Share, Easy Display Manger, Easy File Share, Easy Network Manager, Easy Resolution Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Support Centre, Samsung Update Plus / Adobe Reader, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Content Share, Easy Display Manger, Easy File Share,\nEasy Network Manager, Easy Resolution Manager,\nEasy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Support Centre,\nSamsung Update Plus. / Easy Display Manager, Easy Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Samsung Update Plus, Samsung Battery Manager, Battery Life Extender, AnyPC, Easy File Share, Easy Content Share, Google Toolbar, Game Console, Easy Resolution Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / SkypeSIP
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2010


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.8 / 18.9
Height :2.19
Height (front):2.17 / 2.19
Height (rear):2.32 / 3.4
Weight:1 / 1.03 / 1.1 / 1.18