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: The Samsung N150 Plus has it all: good looks, decent performance, long battery life, and a keyboard that doesn’t frustrate our fingers. We especially like how little power this netbook uses in sleep mode when you take advantage of its Fast Boot software. Overall, we prefer the $50 cheaper ASUS Eee 1001P because it has a better touchpad and lasts longer on a charge.
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.
Conclusion: The Samsung N150 cleans up in the netbook segment in one point after the other. It does not ascend the throne, however. Worthy of mention are the stable case including the very good display hinges , the good input devices and the low noise emissions . In Silent-Mode, the fan hardly makes a peep. When it does, it is extremely quiet. The same goes for the almost inaudible 250 GB hard drive. Users will not be bothered by annoying reflections.
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.
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
Excerpt: It runs Windows 7 Starter edition and it’s perfect for web browsing, word processing and even for watching standard definition videos. However, it’s a netbook that also delivers a frustrating user experience from the start, and in our opinion there is too much pre-loaded software that display annoying pop-ups that require user intervention in order to stop them appearing.
Summary: The Samsung N150 will appeal to anyone who puts battery life at the top of their list of priorities, but it's not massively different to previous-generation machines and its keyboard isn't quite as good as those on rivals such as the Eee PC 1000HE.
Pros: Matte screen eliminates annoying reflections, Long battery life
Cons: Cramped keyboard, Relatively small hard drive