Product Type: Samsung Netbook
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Nice little item
Member Name: alexdave
Advantages: Good compact item
Disadvantages: No CD drive
I got this item two years ago on a mobile internet contract and have used it daily for 24months and for a fair few hours a day.
To date (touch wood) it has not let me down.
The start up time for this from switched off is about 3 minutes which I was very impressed with as I have had lap tops which take ages to start up. The start up time from hibination is about 30 seconds which is even more impressive. Even after daily internet useage it has not slowed down either.
The key pad is smaller and so takes some getting used to. I nw find it odd going back to my key pad on my Viao as it seems too big. I find that I dont need to move the palms of my hands when typing when using this item apposed to the larger key pads.
I use lots of different programs with this netbook all of which work very well and very effiencently. Downloading is brilliant and quick.
Problems with this item are the screen resolution, it is not so good when watching videos and items like iPhones are better. But if you are happy to not have it HD then it is fine. It is not like you can't watch videos, they are just a bit grainy!
Also there is no CD/DVD drive and so to watch DVD from disc some shuffling round is needed to put it in a different format. But this is not such a problem as Video playing is not its best point. I was dissappointed though that I could not burn music CD to it. They needed to got o y other laptop then passed over via memory stick or Memory card.
Battery life is very good for this item, continuious internet usage will give about 5 hours of battery life, this is still after 24 months too so battery durability is very very good. REcharging the battery s pretty quick too and only in about 2 hours the battery is saying it is full and once again the 5 hours is able. I usually leave it charging over night so that it is fully fully charged.
weightwise this item is good to carry around. I took this on the Hadrian's wall long distance path when I completed it and it sat nicely in my back pack and I did not notice the minimal extra weight. The compact size of this item means you can store it away too and not really notice you have it with you.
Using this with a Dongel for mobile internet means you can have internet any where you want.
Summary: Good item
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