Conclusion: Beyond the minimal specs and cramped keyboard it's not that there's much actually wrong with the Samsung NS310 and we do like the design, although it may not appeal to everyone. But to get the good looks and the slim style, Samsung has sacrificed battery life and the performance is average for the price. Cute, shiny, with an unusually good screen for a netbook, the Samsung NS310 doesn't make the right compromises for most users.
Pros: Sleek, stylish, shiny design, light weight and a useful backlit keyboard.
Cons: Both battery life and performance are disappointing even for an Atom netbook.
Summary: Netbooks continue to be a useful solution; however this one nearly did not get reviewed. It was slow to boot almost as slow to shut down and as for opening any applications, luckily I am known for my determination so read on.
Excerpt: Despite the fact that tablets are gaining ground as alternatives to netbooks, Samsung is still releasing new models. The NS310 is a stunning example. It’s a clamshell design that’s incredibly thin, with beautifully rounded edges and a smart metallic paint job. Inside is the usual netbook specification: a dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor running at 1.5GHz, along with 1GB of RAM and a generous 320GB hard disk.