Samsung NF310


It’s almost inevitable that netbooks – what with their ease of portability and connectivity – are becoming a common sight. From being productive while out of the office to (no surprise here) staying connected to your social network, it’s easy to justify the need (or want) for one. If you’re a netbook holdout, then the Samsung NF310 will change your mind.

The NF310 is NOT the boringly flat, rectangular plastic boxes that budget netbooks have been known to be. Samsung’s incorporated a subtle wave into the NF’s design. Add to that a coat of metallic paint and chrome edging and you’ve got a nettie that stands not just apart, but above, similarly spec’d devices.

Samsung has a solid reputation as an LCD manufacturer, and that expertise has trickled down into the NF310’s 10-inch screen. Pixel density is put to good use, with a default resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Text and images are clear and sharp – albeit on the smaller side – and the matte-finished screen does a good job in varying light conditions. The chiclet-style keyboard is a breeze to use and get used to, with only a smallish space bar appearing to be the only compromise. A textured trackpad gives subtle feedback to the fingers, and a host of options abound as to configuring its behavior. You can even have it mimic, to a degree, the functionality of Apple’s trackpads.

Powered by a dual-core Intel Atom N550 CPU and loaded with 2GB of RAM, the NF310 has enough muscle for most applications, without taking a hit on battery life. While the manufacturer-claimed 9 hours is optimistic at best, typical use would squeeze around 5-6 hours from a full charge. Not shabby at all.

For a netbook, this Sammy is furthest from mediocre. Taking it as a total package, there’s hardly a nit to pick (a more feature-rich OS would be nice, but there are downloadable workarounds to that). In fact, we’d recommend that you pick it, if you’ve got a netbook itch to scratch.

Click here to see the Samsung NF310 in the Buyer's Guide.

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  • Eye-catching design
  • Typically nice Samsung screen
  • Good battery life
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  • No chargeable USB port
  • Windows 7 Starter limits user experience
Bottom Line
  • Looks good and performs just as nicely. There’s not much to complain about with this netbook
Editor's Pick No
Price P25,900
Tech Specs
  • Processor
    • Type: Intel Atom Dual Core N550
    • Speed: 1.5GHz (512KB L2 Cache)
  • Motherboard/Chipset: Intel NM10
  • Memory (RAM)
    • Type: DDR3
    • Capacity: 2GB
  • Storage: 250GB HDD (5400rpm)
  • Video Card: Intel GMA 3150
  • Optical Drive: n/a
  • Webcam: yes
  • Screen
    • Size: 10.1 inches LED backlit
    • Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels (WXGA)
  • Connectivity
    • Modem: n/a
    • LAN: 10/100 megabit
    • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
    • Bluetooth: ver. 3.0
  • Ports
    • USB: 3 x ver. 2.0
    • Firewire: 0
    • VGA: 1
    • DVI: 0
    • HDMI: 0
    • Card Reader: 4-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
    • Expansion Port: n/a
    • Mic: 1
    • Headphone: 1
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Starter
  • Battery Life
    • Cells: 6
    • Life: up to 9 hours
  • Size: 275 x 187.5 x 30.9mm
  • Weight: 1.3kg with battery

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  1. Orlando Lobramonte: This is my firs time to buy a netBook, of course not the first to use a computer. I go to Silicon Valley to find one, A sales rep approuched me and introduce a product which is not Samsung NF310. I find the product not so good for me so, I ask him to give me another. So, he introduce me the Samsung NF310. The first time I saw the product i was amaze of its good cl*ssic look, more so the features. The premium design is one of the product that i like. Now, my Samsung NF310 is almost one month old and still enjoying all the benefits of having one. this buddy helps me a lot - in business, personal, and at home.
    January 7, 2020 at 4:06 pm

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