Samsung N148 Plus Netbook [Review, Pictures & Specs]

by Mayur on September 8, 2010

in Gadgets, Review

Yesterday, I bought a Samsung N148 Netbook and I’m here to share my experience with it. The device is really amazing and a true value for money. The body is stylish with a shiny black sparkling top, feels strong and really good to use. It is packed with all the latest features and configuration which a smart and reliable netbook should offer.

Samsung N148 Plus Netbook

Display – N148 comes with a 10.1” anti-reflective display which produces bold colors and sharp images. The brightness is also very good and can be controlled as required.

Battery – N148 gives an awesome Battery backup of 8.5hrs which is fairly true and the USP of this netbook. It offers a 250GB Hard drive and 6-cell battery at just Rs. 15k which is hardly provided by anyone in the market.

Sound – There are 2 speakers at the bottom in front which outputs good quality sound. It has HD (High Definition) Audio with SRS 3D Sound Effect via software.

There are 5 Status Indicators which shows the operating status of the computer. They are namely: Caps lock, Hard disk drive, Wireless LAN, Charge status and Power.

Keyboard Functions – The keys are smooth and various hotkey keyboard shortcuts make it easier to control than ever. There are shortcut key functions like: Standby mode, see remaining battery, turn on/off LCD, switch Wireless LAN & Bluetooth on/off, disable the touchpad, etc. You can also adjust screen brightness and volume control.

TouchPad – I found the touchpad just like an effective touchpad in any good laptop. There is also a scroll area to scroll up and down the webpages or in explorer.

Software and Drivers – N148 came with DOS but I was able to install Windows 7 easily using a Bootable USB drive. The best part is that Samsung provides a DVD with all the software and drivers for Windows 7. The software, drivers and Windows 7 updates included in system software media can be installed unattended without any issues.

N148_system software media

Also, Samsung provides all the latest updated driver, software and BIOS firmware for Windows 7 (32-bit) and Windows XP on their support site. So, no more hassles!

Samsung N148 Plus (NP-N148-DP03IN) Netbook Photos

Samsung N148 plus box - User guide, Software DVD, accessories

Samsung N148 plus - Battery charger with adaptor

Samsung N148 plus_6 cell battery

Samsung N148 plus_top

Samsung N148 plus_open view w/o battery

Samsung N148 plus_front view

Samsung N148 plus_left side view

Samsung N148 plus_right side view

Samsung N148 plus_back

Samsung N148 Plus (NP-N148-DP03IN) Features & Specifications:  

  • OS: DOS
  • CPU: Intel Atom Processor N450 @ 1.66Ghz
  • LCD: 10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 600), Non-Gloss, LED Display
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2 SODIMM
  • Chipset: Intel NM10 Express
  • Storage: 250GB S-ATA HDD
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
  • Sound: HD (High Definition) Audio with SRS 3D Sound Effect
  • Wired Ethernet LAN 10/100 LAN
  • WLAN: 802.11 bgn
  • Bluetooth 3.0 High speed
  • Integrated Web Camera
  • I/O Ports: VGA, Headphone, Microphone-in + Internal Mic, 3 x USB 2.0 with chargeable USB (in left), RJ45 (LAN)
  • 3-in-1 Card reader (SD, SDHC, MMC) cards supported with Adapter
  • Battery: 6-cell
  • Weight: 1.24 Kg (2.73lbs)

Price: Rs. 15,000 (with taxes) in India

Verdict: At last, I want to say that I’m highly impressed with this netbook and got more then what I expected. I don’t have anything negative to say about it, it is great and really worth the money spend on it. Do ask any questions via comments if you have. :D

Update – A new variant of this model "Samsung NP-N148-DP05IN" is now available to Buy online at Flipkart for Rs. 13850. Comes with 1 Year Domestic Pick and Drop Limited Warranty, Free Transit Insurance and Free Home Delivery.

Also See: How to Install Windows 7 on Samsung N148 using a Bootable USB flash drive

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