Pros

  • Sturdier than the average netbook
  • Keyboard is pleasant to type on

Cons

  • Costs $30 more than its nonruggedized sibling
  • A bit flimsy for a supposedly rugged system

At A Glance

The NB30 delivers middle-of-the-road netbook performance, with some durability bonuses.

Manufacturer’s Description

Lightweight, stylish, the NB30 Netbook is for easy surfing and entertainment. Unrivaled design and a host of advanced features make the NB30 Netbook a class of its own. Choose from a range of stylish models that'll have you looking good wherever you go. NB30 Netbook catches your eye, you're ensured style beyond comparison and cutting-edge engineering that only Samsung can deliver.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number NPNB30JA01US
Processor
Processor type Atom N450
Processor speed 1660.0 MHz
Display
Display size 10.1 inches
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 160.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Drive Controllers Serial ATA II
Other storage SD Card
General Information
UPC Code 036725731684
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Slots SD Card
PC Card Slots 0
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 10.4 inches
Depth 7.5 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 2.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
Included Software Adobe Reader 9; AnyPC Client; CyberLink YouCam; Microsoft Works; Samsung Utilities \\& Casual Games
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 35.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:34   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 980.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 685.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 678.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1357.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 1373.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 795.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 684.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 548.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 1435.0