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Samsung has tinkered with its various netbook designs over the years, and the changes it has made haven’t always been for the better. Battery life, for instance, took something of a dive a few models ago, and the styling has been a little questionable at times. With the N210, however, the designers have resolved both issues to produce a workhorse of a machine with some neat touches.
The N210 scored just as well as the Dot S2, Aspire One and Wind in its handling of DSP, but the big difference has to be the battery life. At seven and a half hours, the tireless Samsung machine came top of the class in terms of stamina.
If you’re in a hurry to check something on the internet, pressing F6 as the N210 boots up will take you into a cutdown Linux distro called HyperSpace instead of the standard Windows 7. You’re limited in what you can do in this OS, and Windows 7 doesn’t really take that much longer to load, but it’s still a handy option if you need to get online very quickly.
It seems that Samsung has finally got the balance right with the N210. It’s a solid netbook that won’t let you down in the battery stakes - but do you really want to fork out that much cash for it?
Buy Samsung N210: Scan.co.uk