Samsung N110 netbook announced & reviewed

March 23, 2009 at 10:28 am

Samsung has unveiled yet another 10-inch netbook this morning, following the unveiling of the NC310. This time, Samsung is looking to build upon the success of its best-selling NC10, by announcing its third 10-inch netbook called the Samsung N110. The N110 has improved on its predecessor in a number of areas including an expanded touchpad and a higher capacity 6-cell 5900 mAh battery (versus 5200 mAh in the NC10) that should give over seven hours of battery life. The design is also slightly different with a glossy lid with red border.

Apart from that, the rest of the specifications remain the same as far as we can tell. The N110 is powered by a 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU and 1GB RAM. It also has a 160GB (5,400 rpm) hard-disk drive. It also comes with Wifi (b/g), Bluetooth and Windows XP Home SP3. The Samsung N110 is set to launch in the US in the first week of April for $469.99. No word on whether this will be available in other regions so far. More as we have it.

Laptop Mag has already reviewed the N110 and found that the improvements made over the NC10 have made one of the best 10-inch netbooks on the market even better. They believe that Samsung has created a “near-perfect netbook in its N110”, that continues to outperform the competition. Whilst other models may be cheaper, it believes that Samsung’s premium price tag is worth it for those who demand longer battery lives.

Key points from review:

  • The N110 comes with a black glossy coating, that whilst looks sleeker, is a magnet for fingerprints. The burgundy trim along the edges gives it a more professional look.
  • The matte display of the NC10 has been replaced with a glossy, 10.2-inch, 1024 x 600-pixel screen on the N110. Glare didn’t seem to be a problem.
  • The N110 is the same weight and size as the NC10. It measures 10.3 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches and weighs 2.8 pounds (1.3kg), even with the higher-capacity six-cell battery.
  • Samsung left the keyboard on the N110 untouched. The 93 percent of full-size layout is comfortable, and the raised keys provided nice tactile feedback.
  • Larger touchpad. The touchpad size has increased to 2.5 x 1.3 inches versus 2.3 x 1.1 inches found on the NC10.
  • The mouse button is slightly more raised than on the original. The single rocker bar remains and lacks a divot to separate the left and right sides.


527 Responses to “Samsung N110 netbook announced & reviewed”

  1. Gazza said:
    March 24th, 2009 7:30 PM

    I am liking this one so far. Will be very interested to find out what the price is in the UK. Also the N120, which I guess will be more expensive, is certainly looking promising. Lets hope the internal specs get an upgrade.

  2. Mika said:
    April 3rd, 2009 4:00 PM

    Is Samsung N110 coming also sale at Europe? Samsung did release N310-, N120- and NC20 at Europe. No word of N110.. This is from Samsung Finland page.

  3. Jet Sun said:
    April 3rd, 2009 4:21 PM

    From the press release that went around it should be. This is lifted straight from it:

    The Samsung N110 will be available from April in European, CIS, Asian, and also in the US country.”

    Bad English I know, but it seems to suggest it will be coming…

  4. Mika said:
    April 3rd, 2009 4:28 PM

    By the way.. Are Netbooks that run LONG with battery listed somewere.. Is there other options than Samsung N120 and Asus eee 1000HE ? Screen should be 10″. Are trhose tested somewere witch Netbooks does run longest.. Samsung N310 should run long too with bigger battery, but it comes with 5 hours battery, atleast at Europe.

  5. Jet Sun said:
    April 4th, 2009 5:08 PM

    If you looking for long battery life, then the MSI Wind U115 Hybrid will top the lot with around 12 hours of quoted battery life. However, it is expected to be quite pricey too, it will cost £499 in the UK.

  6. Mika said:
    April 21st, 2009 10:54 AM

    Any news about N110 release?

  7. Jez - SammyNetbook Community said:
    April 21st, 2009 9:13 PM

    Only one person on my forum has managed to buy one, I’m not sure if I can mention the name of the store in the comments (I know some sites don’t like that kind of thing). It certainly isn’t widely available yet but it won’t be long!

  8. Jet Sun said:
    April 21st, 2009 10:16 PM

    We don’t have any problems with that Jez. Share the knowledge is our mantra!

  9. Jez - SammyNetbook Community said:
    April 22nd, 2009 10:21 PM

    Cool, I like ya style. He says he got it from here:

  10. Mika said:
    April 23rd, 2009 6:54 AM

    I was thinking release at Europe..

  11. Graeme said:
    April 23rd, 2009 6:04 PM
  12. Graeme said:
    April 23rd, 2009 6:13 PM

    also officially launched in US today – buy from samsung’s us site

    Tax free Dixons in UK airports had the NC10 at £280…here’s hoping the N110 will be about the same. Would imagine they’ll get it in this month.

  13. Leo said:
    June 24th, 2009 11:43 AM

    It surely is a great laptop, found this free with broadband here

  14. B Hopkin said:
    June 24th, 2009 11:50 AM

    I always thought the over use of glossy plastic was bad for laptops but this one looks cool with the shiny effects

  15. Samsung N110 Review said:
    August 17th, 2009 8:20 PM

    I kinda think the glossy plastic looks cheap on this one.

  16. Sean said:
    January 10th, 2010 11:22 AM

    Just bought the N110. Finding it very slow so far, perhaps I’m expecting too much. I’d like to cut down the start-up programmes to what I require. The MSN option just keeps on at it! I really don’t want it but it won’t say no. I guess that’s a Windows 7 malady rather than a Samsung one. I don’t need bluetooth, though I might at some point in the future. Any advice on how to tune it up a bit?

  17. raju bhai said:
    August 20th, 2011 12:55 PM

    i want price for this net book