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Samsung nf110


12. Samsung NF110 - £300


The Samsung's features stray beyond the usual VGA and USB ports. A 4-in-1 memory card reader provides flexibility and it features Bluetooth 3.0, which offers faster data transfer with compatible peripherals than the old Bluetooth 2.1 standard.

The chassis looks smart, with a dark finish to the lid that masks fingerprints and a neat all-white interior. The build also proves very resilient. We found no flex or weak spots, while the lid is dependably solid to protect the display.

The 10.1-inch screen lacks a glossy Super-TFT finish, which means it is less vibrant when displaying images. However, it is also non-reflective, suiting it to outdoor travel use.

We found the keyboard to be highly usable, with the bevelled keys all firmly mounted and offering a good amount of travel. Large-fingered users might struggle with the tiny directional keys, but we found we had no major problem touch-typing. The touchpad is a little cramped, although smooth and responsive.

Although the Samsung suffers from the usual stilted performance of netbooks, we were pleased with the usability, firm build and excellent battery life, while the TFT screen is well suited to travel.

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