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Samsung N130 Netbook Review

Price: $249.99


In the world we live in, portability is becoming more and more one of the top decision-making factors on how we purchase electronics.  The biggest and baddest hardware you have was once a thing to show off, however, now portability is taking the cake. Now it is all about being more portable, while keeping that cutting edge. Before it was all about speed, as well, and now we want to see more battery performance for those long trips. Netbooks are making a good leap into the technological world. They are highly portable, which allow us to take them everywhere without having to lug a heavy device with us everywhere, keeping us tied down. They are designed to bridge the gap between your heavier notebook computers and the ever popular smart phones, so that you can be more productive and enjoy your time away from an outlet. To keep the balance of power and battery life, manufacturers select specially manufactured components to design their systems, in order to give you what you need. There are many netbook manufacturers that design netbooks, most with similar components, and then they add their own secrets to improve on the technology, to keep them competitive. Today, we are going to be taking a look at a netbook from Samsung, which is the N130. This netbook uses the Intel Atom processor for decent processing while remaining mobile with a long battery life. Let’s take a look at the Samsung N130 a bit closer and see what makes it have its edge.



Closer Look:

When I got the package, I thought to myself, man that box is small. Even when I received my Samsung Q310 Notebook, which is 13 inches, the packaging was a lot bigger almost the size you would see on a 17 inch notebook. I was so intrigued that I could not wait to get this netbook opened and out of the packaging. The box has the same look that their notebooks have, which is a generic-looking packaging with the model sticker attached, with all of the information on it. Once you get the box open, there are two parts inside. There is the netbook wrapped in a foam pouch and the accessory box.








The accessory box has the necessary tools to get you up and running with your new netbook. Inside there are the instruction booklets and the warranty information, as well as the power adapter brick and wall plug. There is also the battery for the netbook. The N130 comes standard with a 6-cell 4000MAh battery, which Samsung claims will allow you to surf the web for up to six hours on a single charge. Unfortunately, Samsung did not include any extras such as the sleeve to protect your new netbook like they had on previous models like the NC10.



Now that we have the items out, let's take a better look at the unit itself.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Netbook
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Operating Systems
  5. Testing: Cinebench, Excel 2007, & Geekbench
  6. Testing: ScienceMark & HD Tune
  7. Testing: Sandra 2009
  8. Testing: Battery Life & Extras
  9. Conclusion
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