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Best Samsung Netbooks

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 5/22/2009

To date, Samsung already has four netbook models - the NC10, NC20, N110, and N310. These four Samsung netbooks may all be similar, but there are certain characteristics each of them have that distinguish them from one another. Which of these Samsung netbooks is the best?

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    Samsung NC10

    Samsung NC10 The Samsung NC10 boasts of being one of the lightest 10.2" netbooks with its 1.33 kg weight. This light weight didn't stop Samsung from putting as much power into the NC10 as it could. So, you've got a normal-size netbook packed with an ergonomic notebook PC style keyboard which you don't usually get with any netbook models.

    Specs of the Samsung NC10:

    • Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz
    • Chipset : Intel 945GSE+ICH7M
    • Memory : 1GB DDR
    • Display : 10.2" WSVGA LED Anti-Glare Display
    • Camera : 1.3 Megapixel
    • Hard Disk: 80GB
    • Communication : LAN, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
    • Ports: 3 USB Ports
    • OS: Windows XP Home
    • Battery: 6-cell
    • Price: $439
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    Samsung NC20

    samsungnc20 There are some who may not consider the NC20 a netbook because it has a bigger 12" display, but Samsung still classifies it as such, hence it belongs to the Samsung N-Series together with the Samsung NC10 and the rest of the Samsung netbooks. Those who don't think that the Samsung NC20 should be considered a netbook have only 2 points of contentions - the NC20's 12" LCD Display and its VIA Nano Processor. Aside from these two major features, the rest of the Samsung NC20 has your typical 10" netbook specs.

    Specs of the Samsung NC20:

    • Processor: Via Nano U2250 1.3-1.6GHz
    • Chipset: VIA VX800
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk: 80GB
    • Camera: 1.3 MP
    • Display: 12.1" WXGA (1280 x 800) Gloss Display
    • Communication: Bluetooth, WiFi
    • Battery: 6-cell
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    Samsung N110

    samsungn110 Here is another one of Samsung's light netbooks that could be considered one of the world's lightest mini-notebooks as well. The Samsung N110 is also your typical 10" netbook packed with a 6-cell battery and a full-sized ergonomic PC style keyboard. Weighing only a mere 1.26 kg, everything about the Samsung N110 speaks of high mobility and productivity. The Samsung N100, just like the NC10, was also a runaway hit when it came out. For quite some time it remained on Amazon's most sought after netbook list. If you're curious to know why, maybe a rundown of its specs will help you understand. Quite notable is the fact that Samsung has finally increased the hard disk capacity of this netbook to 160GB.

    Specs of the Samsung N110:

    • Processor: Inel Atom N270 1.6GHz
    • Chipset: Intel 945GSE+ICHM
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Display: 10.1" WSVGA Glare (1024x600) SuperBright Gloss LED
    • Hard Disk: 160GB
    • Camera: 1.3MP Webcam
    • Communication: Bluetooth, WiFi
    • Battery: 6-cell
    • Price: $441

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    Samsung N310

    samsungn310 Like the NC10, Samsung is also marketing the N310 as a lightweight and highly portable netbook. In fact, it’s lighter than the NC10. But the different thing about the Samsung N310 is its colorful and ruggedized look. Specs-wise, it's practically the same as the other 3 Samsung netbooks. From its ergonomic notebook PC style keyboard to 6-cell battery, the Samsung N310 is poised to gain good traction in the market for Samsung.

    Specs of the Samsung N310:

    • Processor: Intel® Atom Processor N270 1.6GHz
    • Chipset: Intel 945GSE + ICH7M
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Display: 10.1" WSVGA Glare (1024 x 600) SuperBright Gloss LED Display
    • Hard Disk: 160GB
    • Camera: 1.3MP
    • Communication: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
    • Battery: 6-cell
    • Price: TBA