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When the Samsung N120 Netbook came to the market, as you can imagine, I thought it's probably very similar to the rest, and it actually is. But, it brings a couple of amazing things to the table, and part of that comes from the brand name Samsung. Everyone loves Samsung. I have never met somebody that says, "Samsung sucks." No one. Their TVs are brilliant. Their laptops are great. They make the batteries and memory. It's all really good stuff, and what I like about these is just what I like about every Samsung laptop or notebook, it is the fact that every component and feature in here is made by Samsung. They're not outsourcing all their parts. Its common knowledge that Samsung makes excellent batteries. Well guess what? They put their excellent battery in this netbook. They make pannels. They're obviously really good at making displays and monitors and it's also their own display in here, and not only that but it's a 200 knit display. Other stuff, like the memory is by Samsung as well. So you get all that combination of high quality parts in here and it gives you a little bit more value in the long term. It also is going to give you a little more battery because the monitor is a little more efficient, the battery is a little better, it's very high quality hardware. And it works very, very well.
When you first open the box and take out the netbook, you're going to notice everything is kind of average on the front. You do have a track-pad at the bottom with the scrolling feature. That is quite useful. You also have a ton of activity lights running down the bottom edge which at first i didn't even know what they were all for. Caps, Num Lock, Scroll Lock, Hardrive, WiFi, and Power, are all right here, and then charging is the little one right in the corner. Also, on the side, you're going to notice that there is an SD port. So if you wanted to pull that out to put an SD card in there, that's an amazing feature allowing you to up-load photos on to the hardrive.
Also, on the other side, there are quite an few other great things. First of all, the power button is right there. It looks very nice, as it illuminates so you know that the netbook is on and ready to use. There is the VGA port, USB 2.0s, and your input and output for your headphones and microphones that you may want to attach and use.
Along to the other side, I noticed that this was where the power supply is supposed to go, on the left-hand side. I travel a lot so once of the more brilliant features I would was that this netbook was great on the road for communication because they have built-in webcams. These are 1.3 megapixel DIGITAL LIVECAMs, which is what Samsung calls it, and Samsung makes that, as u may have guessed, as well. It is extremely high quality, and looks really good. One thing I quickly realised is that it is pretty decent in low-light, which you don't always get with built in webcams.
Now obviously, as you can imagine, this is an N270 atom processor, 1.6 GHz. It comes with an impressive 1 GB of DDR2 RAM along with a 160 GB hard drive much larger than I have come across with other laptops and netbooks. In comparison with other makes and models, this model is bluetooth enabled, which I found to be a rarity, and it works really well, connectivity is amazing.
The battery, after experience gives you about 6 hours of life, which you can extend by adjusting settings on your desktop, changing the brightness of the screen for example.
In terms of price, you can probably pick this model up for around £130, I personally paid £149.99 from Amazon but that was some time ago, and with the release on newer models, I sure the price will have been reduced. I would recommend the Samsung N120, it has great features, and really easy to use.
I've had this netbook now for a few months. I first started using the Asus EEE PC 901 a year ago so have something to compare the N120. At the time of buying I was deciding between the NC10 and N120. The NC10 is the Samsung notebook that has received many highly rated reviews on the internet. In terms of specs the N120 is similar to the NC10, however the N120 has improved design, better speakers, slightly improved build quality and a superior display. Other than this there isn't much difference. In comparison to the EEE PC, the Samsung N120 seems to perform similarly, after all they both run using the atom CPU. The N120 benefits from a much larger keyboard and a far better display than the EEEPC however the N120 is also a lot more expensive. If I only had one computer to rely on and using it all day to type documents and emails I would highly recommend the N120 over the EEEPC, however for light use one may be better off with the cheaper EEE PC.