The Samsung N210 is one of 4 new netbook with Intel Atom Pine Trail processors that Samsung introduced in January. We’ve already seen an Italian review of the Samsung N220, a similar model which isn’t available in the US. Now Matt at Netbook Reviews has posted an in-depth look at the Samsung N210.

Matt like the chromed trim and the matte display, presumably not just because it goes with his name. The touchpad is reasonably sized and it includes multitouch gesture support. The computer’s performance appears to be pretty much what you’d expect from a netbook with an Atom N450 processor, although it did come out a little ahead of the Asus Eee PC 1005PE in the CrystalMark benchmark.

But the two areas where the N210 really scored highly in Matt’s review were the keyboard and battery life. Without doing a precise test, Matt says he feels that Samsung’s 11 hour estimate feels about right. And so does the keyboard, which has an island-style layout and no flex.

For more details, make sure to check out the complete review.

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10 replies on “Samsung N210 reviewed, keyboard fallen in love with”

  1. I really dislike the shape of Enter key.

    Same goes for those flat/square island type keys. The keys should be concave, they should have a “cradle”, to make touch typing confortable.

    1. I agree with PM… the reviewer loves the keyboard, but it has a weird enter key and flat surfaces, both no-no’s.

      For me, the most important attribute of the island keyboard is not how firm the backing is, but do they keys “float” as they are depressed, or are they firmly held to an up/down motion. If they float, your fingers have to correct the side-to-side motion as they press down, which greatly slows you down and adds finger fatigue.

      1. Hmm, what’s is weird about enter key? I’ve just ordered n210 so hope the keyboard looks like the one in picture. I’ve read that keyboard is very firm and no flex at all, much better than on HP 210, battery live 672 minutes. Should be here next week 🙂 Really like the design of HP new netbooks but glossy display is a no-go. I wish other manufactures will follow and put an end to glossy displays in ultraportable netbooks and laptops. Imho glossy, finger print magnet parts should be forbidden.

  2. This becomes very frustrating when posts, for quality products are, not available in the US. White yes. Black no! Why bother posting them he asks?

    1. Perhaps because the rest of the English speaking world is also interested, and the ‘quality products’ may be available there. 🙂 As a Brit, I follow this blog closely and would be irritated if it was to become US-centric.

      1. Touche cave girl. Glad you can get better products than we can in the US. I guess that’s a consolation for having to live there. We know it doesn’t take to much to irritate a Brit … Go have a pint!

      2. Why is it so many good products are available in the UK but not the US. The US is a HUGE market for goods, roughly equivalent to the entire European Union, yet the best goods tend to be Euro market only. It would seem like manufacturers would be chomping at the bit to make their goods available here, but they dont…

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