When it rains it pours. Yesterday Gigabyte sent me a TouchNote T1028X convertible tablet style netbook to review. And today a Samsung Go (also known in some parts as the Samsung N310) arrived at my doorstep. I’m going to need to add another power strip under my desk if this keeps up.
I’ll be testing both of these netbooks out over the next few days, and you can expect detailed reviews soon. But here are some initial impressions of the Samsung Go:
- I’ve seen dozens of pictures of this netbook and the rubberized case always looked a bit silly. But in person, it’s actually quite nice looking and has a decent, solid feel to it.
- The chiclet-style keyboard stretches from one edge of the netbook to the other, and is one of the best I’ve seen on a netbook to date.
- The high capacity, 8850mAh battery is surprisingly small. As a Samsung rep recently told me, while most computer makers outsource their battery technology, Samsung develops its own batteries for use in its netbooks.
Stay tuned for more details, but in the meantime, you can check out my unboxing video below. A few other netbooks also make cameo appearances, because they happened to be nearby and because I wanted to see how they compared in terms of size and finish.