Samsung A01 review: Samsung A01

Juice box
Samsung NF310-A01 Average watts per hour
Off (60%) 0.34
Sleep (10%) 0.59
Idle (25%) 8.31
Load (05%) 16.93
Raw kWh number 27.92
Annual energy cost $3.17

Annual power consumption cost
Samsung NF310-A01
$3.17 
HP Mini 5103
$3.20 

The Samsung NF310 has decent battery life, running 4 hours and 11 minutes on its six-cell battery using our video-playback battery drain test. There are many Netbooks that have better battery life, including the Asus Eee PC 1015PEM, which lasted over an hour longer using the same processor. The NF310's battery life is, however, significantly better than that of the HP Mini 5103.

Samsung includes a basic one-year warranty with the NF310. Samsung's Web site is easy to navigate, and documentation and drivers were easy to locate. A toll-free phone number is available for customer service calls, as well.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Jalbum photo conversion test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Samsung NF310-A01
112 
HP Mini 5103
113 

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
HP Mini 5103
2,419 
Samsung NF310-A01
2,947 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Samsung NF310-A01
848 
HP Mini 5103
859 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Samsung NF310-A01
251 
HP Mini 5103
162 

System configurations:
Samsung NF310-A01
Windows 7 Starter; 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 256MB (Shared) Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Acer Aspire One D255-1203
Windows 7 Starter; 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core; 1,024MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 256MB (Shared) Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Asus Eee PC 1015PN
Windows 7 Starter; 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core; 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia ION; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

HP Mini 5103
Windows 7 Professional; 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 256MB (Shared) Intel GMA 3150; 160GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Dell Inspiron Duo
Windows 7 Home Premium; 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core; 2,048MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,333MHz; 256MB (Shared) Intel GMA 3150; 320GB Seagate 7,200rpm

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    Samsung RV511 A01 - 15.6" - Core i3 380M - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD

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    • Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
    • Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
    • Installed Size 4 GB
    • Weight 5.3 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
    • Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics
    • CPU Intel Core i3 380M / 2.53 GHz