Best Samsung Mini Notebooks
Mini notebooks are still very popular in 2012 even though tablets overtook them in terms of sale in 2011. Samsung is number one in the world of mini notebooks and sells millions of them every year. Here is the list of best Samsung mini notebooks in the world.
Samsung N145: This comes equipped with a 10.1 inch display that packs 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. Powered by Atom N450 processor, it is recommended for those who prefer battery life over performance. It weighs in at 1.5 kilo grams and boasts Intel GMA 3150 graphics that handle office apps and SD YouTube videos like a charm. Its GPU is slightly faster than the GMA 950 that was being used in older Atom processors.
Samsung NF310: If you want the perfect balance of power and battery life, then you might want to check out the NF310. It comes with Atom N550, a dual core processor in which each core runs at 1.5GHz clock speed. This results in faster boot up and application start up times. The processor has a TDP of 8.5 watts and fully supports 64 bit operating systems like Windows 7 and Ubuntu. In the PCMark Vantage benchmark test, it scores 1780, which is much higher than single core Atom chips. This also puts it in league with low end AMD Fusion chips. However, it falls back badly in the graphics department, chiefly due to GMA 3150. The screen of NF310 packs much higher number of pixels when compared to a traditional mini notebook. It packs 1366 x 768 as compared to 1024 x 600.
Samsung NC10: If you are extremely low on cash and need a fully functional computer, NC10 would be a good choice for you. Its specs include the very power frugal Atom N455 1.66GHz processor, 10.1 inch display, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 320GB hard disk drive, 1GB DDR3 RAM, Intel GMA 3150 graphics and a 6 cell battery that is rated to give you around 8-9 hours of continuous runtime. Despite its small size, you will have almost no problem in typing on its keyboard. The touchpad accepts multi touch gestures and two-finger scroll works like a charm.
Samsung 305U1A: If money is not a problem, I highly recommend getting the Series 3 305U1A mini notebook. It features the new AMD E-450 accelerated processing unit that incorporates ATi Radeon HD 6320 graphics processing unit. This APU runs at 1.65GHz clock speed and has two cores that are capable of handling two threads at a time. It has a TDP of 18 watts and is fully 64 bit compatible.