After a number of different tests I'm pretty much convinced that the Intel GMA 3150 under Win7 is _not_ using hardware acceleration with OpenGL, although it obviously is with DirectX, and the few relevant posts I've been able to find make it sound as if it's the early days of Windows Vista all over again with regards to OpenGL and lack of support (how true this actually is I couldn't say, I'm just saying what others have written). Is this the fault of Samsung? I very much doubt it. The drivers I'm using which do exactly the same thing as the ones that my netbook came with, are direct from Intel themselves and looking at the architecture of this particular device, it appears to be a Phoenix Technologies motherboard which means it isn't that different internally to a number of other netbooks with similar chipsets. All Samsung have done is taken various technologies someone else has developed, slapped them together in a package with their name on it, thrown in a few easily removed 'utilities' and 'accessories' that they've written and hey presto, instant Samsung N150 Plus netbook, which is not too dissimilar to how most such technology (not all of course) gets 'developed' these days. There are no proprietary drivers from Samsung on this netbook and the packages they've added are borderline laughable. It's pretty much just a standard install of Windows 7 Starter.
Having said that and despite the annoyance regarding the issue I'm experiencing, I still think it's a nice little netbook and I'm glad I got it rather than the one I was originally going to get.