Excerpt: The Samsung N150 belongs to Samsung’s new series of netbooks that feature the next generation of Intel Atom processors. This particular model is powered by an Intel Atom N450, which is a single core Atom processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz. While this netbook offers a hardware upgrade from previous models, it’s the slick design and rock-solid build quality that will take this netbook places.
Excerpt: This Best Buy–exclusive version of Samsung's N150 netbook has a new look and more storage space. Its performance is ordinary, but the bundled extras make it a better value than the competition.
Pros: Attractive design, Software for quick power-ups and battery preservation, Bundled Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition
Cons: Compressed keyboard is challenging to use (especially ridge below space bar), Slightly below-average performance
Summary: Sofa Surfer. Check mail on the run or take a look at your course plan while on the train. Mobile Internet use deamands a handy device with integrated UTMS. Can the N150 ascend the throne of mobility? Find out why this doesn't quite work out.
Pros: Long battery life, Very quiet and cool, Matt TFT, Stabile case, Good keyboard, Integrated UMTS, Long runtimes and whisper quiet in Silent-Mode. Samsung uses the advantages of Pine Trail to the full.
Cons: TFT too dark for outdoor use, Significant heating in silent mode, Limited performance, small palm rest, The TFT is too dim and prevents the resurrection of a netbook god.
Summary: Samsung's N150 netbook is good for creating basic office documents, browsing the web and watching standard definition video. We like its keyboard and think it's a comfortable netbook to use overall. However, its battery life could be a little better and we wish the preinstalled software wasn't so intrusive.
A 10in netbook that's useful for basic computing and not much more
Good Gear Guide.au
2 January 2011
Summary: Samsung's N150 netbook is good for creating basic office documents, browsing the Web and watching standard definition video. We like its keyboard and think it's a comfortable netbook to use overall. However, its battery life could be a little better and we wish the preinstalled software wasn't so intrusive.
Pros: Good keyboard, matte screen, light weight, chargeable USB port
Cons: Battery life could be improved, too much pre-installed software resulted in lots of nagging reminders, netbook screen design is a little tacky and needs to be finessed
Excerpt: I must admit, the more gear from Samsung I review lately, the more respect that I have for the company. Many years ago, I regarded them as just another Apple wannabe- but how wrong can a guy be? In this case, after spending the past week or so playing with their N150 netbook -although I am not a big fan of the mini laptop category - I’ve got to say the unit is truly is a little marvel.
Pros: light, long battery life, no overheating issues
Cons: small, keyboard, small HD and lack of colour options
Conclusion: At £280 the Samsung N150 is a standard netbook that is perfect if your needs aren't anything other than emailing, web surfing and basic word processing. More powerful devices are out there, but you do have to pay a premium for those. The main problem the Samsung N150 suffers from is that it is unadventurous in its design, so there is virtually nothing to shout about over and above the competition other than that long battery life, and then in that it is not unique.
Summary: The Samsung N150 is among the first netbooks to use the new Intel Atom N450 chip. As a result, it offers excellent battery life, but it's far from perfect. Unfortunately, its cramped keyboard and comparatively small hard drive let the side down.
Pros: Matte screen eliminates annoying reflections, Long battery life
Cons: Cramped keyboard, Relatively small hard drive