SpecificationsNotebook: Samsung N120 (N120 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 400 euro
Average of 19 scores (from 26 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung N120
Source: Bright Hub
The Samsung N120 is the latest netbook by Samsung to hit the market. Samsung's netbook journey started with the hugely popular NC10 and has now moved on to the N120. The N120 is very similar to the NC10 but offers some improvements like a roomier keyboard and slightly better speakers. It also offers a very stylish design and a very long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2010
Rating: price: 60% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: IT Reviews
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 we have to say we found it very usable during testing and we like it for all that. 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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%
Source: PC Authority
Once upon a time, Samsung's netbook line-up was simple. With just the NC10 and NC20 to choose from, it was a welcome departure from the never-ending sprawl of Asus' Eee PC range. The N120 does little wrong. Just short of ten hours of light-use battery life is more than ample, and the bright, glossy display is free from any serious problems. Its greatest flaw, though, is that both the NC10 and N110 are better, cheaper all-rounders.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/07/2009
Rating: price: 80%
The Samsung N120 is the company's latest entry into the 10-inch netbook market. The N120 has typical netbook specifications but sets itself apart with an eye-catching design, light weight, and long battery life. Read on for our take. The Samsung N120 should be high on the list for anyone in the 10-inch netbook market. At less than three pounds and with over eight hours of battery life, the N120 makes for a superb traveling companion. A stylish design, great screen, keyboard, and touchpad sweeten the deal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2009
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
Samsung's widened netbook design packs a serious audio punch. It's a proper media machine, really. If only the glossy black screen had a wider viewing angle, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for watching downloaded movies on the train. As it is, it's pretty tricky to spend any real time watching movies on a screen which changes colour with the slightest move of your head.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Reg Hardware
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, though. The excellent keyboard and screen make it a very easy machine to live with and use, while the 2.1 speaker system does actually live up to Samsung's claim that this is a media optimised machine. Such a shame then that there are so many better-value offerings to match it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
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 choice. Whether you'll notice the snappier performance or miss the extra battery life more is up to you. If you want a solid netbook that looks good, works well, and does pretty much anything you ask it to without complaining, the N120 is a worthy choice for anyone seeking an ultracompact travel companion.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
Samsung's 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 cost the same ($439), so you won't pay a price for your choice. Whether you'll notice the snappier performance or miss the extra battery life more is up to you. If you want a solid netbook that looks good, works well, and does pretty much anything you ask it to without complaining, the N120 is a worthy choice for anyone seeking an ultracompact travel companion.
84, Leistung 86, Ausstattung 79
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 86% features: 79%
At the end of the day Samsung’s N120 netbook is a very strong netbook. This seemed inevitable given how good the NC10 was though, so to a certain extent the attraction of the N120 is limited–after all, it doesn’t really offer much that the older system does not. Throw the N110 into the mix as well and it becomes a tough call on which to pick. With all that considered, the N120 is still one of the best netbooks on the market today. It comes with a slight price premium, as do many Samsung products, but for that extra money you get a finely-tuned product with some small, but nice-to-have tweaks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2009
Rating: price: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
With a roomy keyboard and more than 7 hours of battery life, this netbook is a winner. The Samsung N120 is one of the best netbooks we’ve tested this year, thanks to its roomy keyboard, long battery life, and loud speakers. With an MSRP of $439 (and a street price of $410), the N120 has a higher price than the MSI Wind U123, which gets more than 40 minutes of additional battery life for $60 less. The Samsung also costs about $20 more than the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE, which offers a stylish design and nearly as much endurance. Nevertheless, if such creature comforts as a large keyboard matter most to you, the N120 is a compelling choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Thanks to a wider chassis, Samsung's latest N120 netbook gives you 2.1 speakers and a slightly bigger keyboard than the company's N110, but is otherwise identical in terms of specification to both that and the original NC10. Considering it demands a considerable premium over the latter, while the NC10 is still available most people will be better served getting that for £60 less.
80, Preis 70, Leistung 80, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80%
In additional to the fairly generic N110 Netbook, Samsung also offers a slightly tweaked version for those who find Netbook keyboards too small and Netbook speakers too wimpy. The Samsung N120 takes the N110's basic component sent and jams in a keyboard of the sort we'd normally find on a larger 12-inch laptop, along with a 2.1-speaker sound system, that offers at least a modest amount of thump (if you keep your expectations realistic). Part of Samsung's second generation of Netbooks, the N120 offers a generous keyboard and some unexpected audio power.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 90%
The N120 is larger and slightly more unwieldy than the NC10, but it has a larger keyboard and better battery life. The keyboard could be improved slightly, and we're not big fans of the glossy screen, but on the whole, it's a very good machine. Just don't buy into the 'subwoofer' hype. The N120 is a very good netbook. You might not care for its relatively large chassis, but it has a comfortable (if slightly flawed) keyboard and fabulous battery life. It's almost -- but not quite -- as good as the Eee PC 1000HE.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 89% display: 50%
Source: PC Mag
Samsung may not be the most seasoned laptop maker in the American market, but you couldn't tell by the quality of its netbooks. The NC10-14GB debuted earlier this year with one of the biggest netbook keyboards (93 percent), while the NC20 (check back soon for our review) launched as one of the few with a 12-inch widescreen. But the fun doesn't stop here. Continuing this success is the Samsung N120 (12GBK) ($470 street), a 10-inch netbook that hones in on the typing experience, much like its predecessors. Its full-size keyboard is a rarity on a netbook, and its parts are consistent with those of some of the top netbooks in the market. The only pitfall is its price, which is about $100 more than that of the ASUS EeePC 1000HE and the Acer Aspire One (10-inch). Full-size keyboards on a netbook are few and far between, but the Samsung N120 has figured out how to do it.
80, Preis 40
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40%
Source: Computer Shopper
Samsung could have branded its N120 netbook as the NC15, as it combines the 10.2-inch screen, compact design, and Atom processor of the popular Samsung NC10 with the comfortable, full-size wide keyboard of the larger NC20. The N120 is more than a hybrid of other popular models, however: It differentiates itself through the inclusion of one of the best sound systems we've heard so far from a netbook. With its top-notch keyboard, excellent audio, and superb battery life, the Samsung N120 is a top contender for anyone looking for a netbook with a 10-inch screen.
90, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% mobility: 80%
Source: Connect - 10/09
Single Review, , Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 67% features: 66% mobility: 100%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% performance: 93% features: 48% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 33%
Source: Connect - 9/09
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 46% display: 68% mobility: 97% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 87%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2009
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 77% performance: 47% features: 70% display: 81% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 66%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 40% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Jambitz ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebook Italia IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2009
Rating: display: 50% mobility: 90%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 62% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 75%
Source: Computer Totaal NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.
80.53%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.