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Samsung N120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 516 reviews of Samsung N120. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the glare and energy efficiency are different.

performance, usability, portability, keyboard, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung N120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung N120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung N120 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and keyboard. The performance and usability also get good feedback.

battery, usability, performance, keyboard, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung N120 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Windows XP Home, Black)Samsung N120 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Windows XP Home, Black)

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung N120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 user reviews of Samsung N120 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the glare and energy efficiency.

performance, portability, usability, keyboard, battery

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung N120-12GBK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook - 6 Cell BatterySamsung N120-12GBK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook - 6 Cell Battery

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung N120 Netbook

 

Samsung brings yet another contender to the netbook arena.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Samsung N120 review

 

Samsung's widened netbook design packs a serious audio punch

Excellent battery ; Extra-wide keyboard ; HD video compatible ; Brilliant sound

Heavy battery pack ; Poor viewing angle ; Odd keyboard design

A neat redesigned take on the netbook platform, which pushes the low end technology further towards the power and useability of proper full-bore laptops

Jul, 2009

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung N120 review

 

Samsung's N120 triumphed in our recent netbook labs, and it's still one of the best netbooks.

Samsung's N120 is a great value netbook. It's the best one here for working on the move thanks to its large keyboard and long battery life.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : John Marrin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung N120 review

 

Samsung is continuing its run at the netbook market with incremental tweaks to design and function, and that's where the Samsung N120, blood brother of the Samsung N110, comes in.

The Samsung N120 is a nice alternative to the N110 if you're willing to give up some battery power for a slightly roomier keyboard and small bumps in performance. The good news is that they both cost around £350, so you won't pay a price for your...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung - N120

 

Samsung's netbook range is pretty large with several models in the frame. The N120 is not the newest in the range, nor is it called a netbook - Samsung prefers the term ‘mini notebook' - but ...

The N120 is a superb little computer. Samsung's reluctance to call it a netbook belies its potential which stops at multimedia rich, processor rich, screen hogging applications. But as a basic computer with a good battery life, it does well.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Alun Taylor (reghardware.co.uk)

Samsung N120

 

An evolution of the NC10 rather than a revolution the N120 is fine netbook that's been usefully optimised for those who want their machines to double up as a media player. Its not what you'd call cheap though.

With so many netbooks now on the market - and so many different interpretations of the genre - saying that any particular one is the best has become a little pointless. That's not going to stop us saying the the N120 is certainly one of the best,...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Samsung N120 review

 

The Samsung N120 is a nice alternative to the N110 if you're willing to give up some battery power for a slightly roomier keyboard and small bumps in performance. The good news is that they both cost around £350, so you won't pay a price for your...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung N120 netbook

 

Samsung's impressive N120 netbook marks the company's return to the Australian notebook market

Design, excellent keyboard and track pad, good sound quality, battery life

A little expensive, underside can get very warm during prolonged use, glossy display

Samsung's return to the notebook market after two years is a successful one, at least in the netbook category. The Samsung N120 is well built, has an outstanding keyboard and great battery life. It's a little expensive when you consider that some...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Joseph L. Flatley (engadget.com)

Samsung's N120 and N310 netbooks get reviewed, embraced

 

In the mood for a netbook, are we? We've recently been hepped to reviews of two of Sammy's latest, and thought you might wanna take a look. The 10.1-inch, 2.8-pound N120 "isn't the smallest or lightest," according to Liliputing, but it is thin, ...

May, 2009

Expert review by : John Marrin (pcworld.com)

N120

 

Samsung is continuing its run at the netbook market with incremental tweaks to design and function, and that's where the N120, blood brother of the Samsung N110, comes in. You won't find anything revolutionary here, just some nice extras that give you...

Larger keys than the N110 Great software bundle

Added audio doesn't offer much punch

Like the N110, the N120 comes with an excellent suite of software that features backup, restore, and network software that's easier to use than XP's interface. A clearly written, organized, and detailed user guide, also loaded onto the hard drive,...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Developed with the needs of the "kinetic elite" in mind, the Samsung N120 is expertly crafted to complement people's fast-paced and digitally interconnected lives. The result is truly ground-breaking - giving people a powerful, stylish and convenient way to share information, photos, music, personal content and stay connected to the Internet at home and on the move. And for that extra touch of style, the superb look and feel of its ultra-compact and elegant chassis is accentuated with a choice of colors and haptic styling. The N120's innovative design is packed with the latest technology for maximum mobility and productivity. It also incorporates a range of practical features, like a normal-size, ergonomic notebook PC style keyboard, to simplify life on the move. So when you need to stay in touch, but want to make a good impression the N120 makes complete sense.

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD / SRS XT, SRS WOW XT, SRS CS / HD Audio / HD Audio 2.1 / Intel High Definition / SRS TruSurround XT
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3
Speaker power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:5.900 / 5200 / 5900
Battery life (max):10 / 10.5 / 3.5 / 6 / 7 / 7.4 / 7.5 / 8 / 9 / 9.2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6
Run Time (Up To):9.2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Camera

Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / White
Product colour:Black / Blue / White
Product Type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.9cm
Height:3cm
Weight:1.28kg/1.3kg
Width:27.2cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 5:3
Display diagonal:25.6 / 25.9 / 26
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss
LED Backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.384 / 128

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Samsung
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung N120

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard key stroke:1.85
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82 / 83 / 84
Keyboard type:Anti-Bacterial / AZERTY / SAMSUNG Silver Nano
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz

Memory

Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2
Memory clock speed:533 / 800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.1 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Edition:Windows XP Home Edition
Family:Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD / SRS XT, SRS WOW XT, SRS CS / HD Audio / HD Audio 2.1 / Intel High Definition / SRS TruSurround XT
Battery Type:24.42 Wh
Dimensions (WxDxH):261.2 x 185.8 x 30.8 / 272 x 188 x 30 / 272 x 188.5 x 29.8
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter:GMA 950
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power requirements:100 - 240V / AC/DC
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:McAfee\nSAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\n
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Weight:2.82
Weight (imperial):2.82
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11b.g / 802.11b/g / Atheros Wifi 802.11b.g / IEEE 802.11 b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1 / 2 / 3.5
I/O ports:RJ45(LAN):10/100
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power Supply:40

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 12
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing Die size:26
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor Cores:1
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:533 / 667
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:N270 / N280
Processor Number:N270/N280
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor Socket:Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5
Tjunction:90
Type:Atom

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:36331
Processor code:SLB73 / SLGL9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3 / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, \nSAMSUNG Battery Manager, \nEasy Display Manger, \nEasy Network Manager, \nEasy SpeedUp Manager, \nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor, \nSAMSUNG Update Plus / Genuine Windows XP Home (SP3)\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor / SAMSUNG Update Plus / Easy Display Manger \nEasy Battery Manager/ Easy Network Manager / Easy Speed Up Manager \nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMcAfee Virus Scan / Pull-up / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor / SAMSUNG Update Plus / Easy Display Manger \nEasy Battery Manager/ Easy Network Manager / Easy Speed Up Manager \nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMcAfee Virus Scan / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Resolution Manager, Magic Keyboard, SRS TruSurround XT, SRS WOW XT, Adobe Reader, SAMSUNG Display Manger, Easy Network Manager, SAMSUNG Battery Manager, Cyberlink YouCam, SAMSUNG Update Plus, Battery Life Extender, Google Toolbar / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch, EOS Utility\nTWAIN, WIA\nDigital Photo Professional
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:Adobe Acrobat Reader 8\nCyberlink YouCam / McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee-virusscanner\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Total Storage Capacity:160

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.6 / 18.8 / 18.9 / 19
Height :2.98 / 3 / 3.08
Weight:1 / 1.28 / 1.33
Width:26.1 / 27 / 27.2