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Samsung X120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Samsung X120. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The performance and durability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung X120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung X120 (JA01UK) - 11.6in CULV Laptop

 

Samsung's new X-Series range looks to rule the CULV segment like the NC10 did netbooks.

Samsung continues to win brownie points by using smooth, matte black plastic on the inside. Not only does it look and feel good, it's also durable and easy to maintain. That said the display still retains the ever polarising glossy finish, which is...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Samsung X120 review

 

Competitively priced, stylish and portable, there's a lot to like with this Samsung ultraportable laptop

Good screen ; Decent sized keyboard ; Highly portable

Reflections in bright light ; Weird touchpad arrangement

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung X120 review

 

We've been greatly impressed by Samsung's netbooks and other laptops and had high hopes for the X120, the company's 11.6in CULV laptop. It certainly looks the business thanks to attractive grey lid, slender dimensions and chrome trim. However, as good...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung X120 review

 

The line between notebook and netbook is becoming increasingly blurred these days, as laptops like this Samsung X120 are amply demonstrating.

The Samsung X120 straddles the gap between netbook and notebook in size, albeit with a price erring towards the full-size category. Fortunately its overall performance is also very much in the realm of a fully featured laptop, and should recommend...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Clive Webster (bit-tech.net)

Samsung X120 Ultraportable Laptop Review

 

something on, you need a bit more processing power

The performance from the Samsung X120 was really rather high considering its price, size and sub-1.5kg weight. In general Windows 7 use we didn't see much of the spinning wheel cursor and could even throw fairly complicated task at the laptop without...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung - X120

 

It's hard to remember back to a time when there wasn't some form of mobile computer, now that the market is flooded with laptops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets, PDAs and smartphones. The upside, of course, is that ...

The Samsung X120 notebook ideally bridges the gap between netbook and larger notebooks with its chic looks, light weight, powerful CPU and attractive keyboard, although it would benefit from a larger touchpad and longer battery life.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techworld.com)

Samsung X120 review

 

The Samsung X120 is a compact and lightweight laptop with 11.6in screen and low-voltage Intel dual-core processor.

The Samsung X120 straddles the gap between netbook and notebook in size, albeit with a price erring towards the full-size category. Fortunately its overall performance is also very much in the realm of a fully featured laptop, and should recommend...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Joe Minihane (electricpig.co.uk)

Samsung X120 review

 

The days of the dinky netbooks are numbered. Or at least that's what Samsung wants you to think, with 11.6-inch screens cropping up on a raft of its newest machines. The Samsung X120 falls slap bang into this category. So is this just a little lappie...

Great looks, solid build and plenty of features

Mouse keys are poorly designed

An excellent, powerful alternative to your common or garden netbook

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Tiney (wired.co.uk)

Samsung X120 laptop

 

Samsung's X120 is not a netbook, despite featuring a screen of a similar size and an entry-level price point. With regular CULV laptop components crammed inside the compact chassis, it's an excellent buy for those seeking a budget ultra-portable, and...

Value for money, neat design, good quality and performance

Poor battery life, no 3G/HSDPA option

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung X120 Subnotebook

 

X-tra Battery Life? All three models of Samsung's X-range have co

Elegant design; Good workmanship; Unusual but functional touchpad; Dual-core processor

Relatively expensive; Average display; Wobbly keyboard...; ...with partly minute keys; Standard battery has a too low runtime

The Asus UL30A is a bit bigger but has considerably longer battery runtimes. The Acer Timeline 1810TZ also looks good, costs 100 euro less and even has a bit more power. Eventually for enthusiasts: Samsung N510 with Nvidia's Ion.

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:3

Battery

Number of battery cells:6

Certificates

Certification:TCO

Design

Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:29.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED Backlight: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Keyboard

Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet,WLAN

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:HD Audio
Display:LED
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
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: No
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 (VT-x):1
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 code:SLGS6
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:14 / 10
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Office Professional 2007, McAfee Virus Scan

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.9
Height :2.54
Weight:1.36
Width:29.7