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Samsung N120

Specifications

Samsung N120Notebook: 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
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 80.53% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 66%, performance: 68%, features: 67%, display: 64% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Samsung N120

Review of the Samsung N120 Netbook
Source: Bright Hub English
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%
Samsung - N120 review
Source: IT Reviews English
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%
Samsung N120 netbook builds on quality, but can't surpass better Samsung models
Source: PC Authority English
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%
Samsung N120
Source: Notebookreview.com English
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%
90% Samsung N120 review
Source: Techradar English

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%
80% Samsung N120
Source: Reg Hardware English
  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.
80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung N120 review
Source: PC Advisor English
  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.
80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Samsung N120
Source: PC World English
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%
Samsung N120 netbook
Source: Geek.com English
  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.
Preis 70
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2009
Rating: price: 70%
80% Samsung N120
Source: Laptop Mag English
  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.
80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung N120 Netbook Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
  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%
80% Samsung N120 (Black)
Source: CNet English
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%
89% Samsung N120
Source: CNet English
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%
80% Samsung N120 (12GBK)
Source: PC Mag English
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%
90% Samsung N120
Source: Computer Shopper English
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%

Foreign Reviews

78% Feiner Kleiner
Source: Connect - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 67% features: 66% mobility: 100%
74% Netbook Samsung N120 im Test
Source: PC Welt German 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%
80% Leichtes Erbe
Source: Connect - 9/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
85% Samsung N120
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%
Samsung N120
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2009
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70%
78% Samsung N120 anyNet N270 BBT
Source: Chip.de German 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%
80% Samsung N120-@nyNet N270 BBT
Source: Notebookjournal German 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%
80% Samsung N210
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recensione Samsung N120
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2009
Rating: display: 50% mobility: 90%
72% Samsung N120
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 62% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 75%
70% Samsung N120
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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).


N270:

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.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

Samsung 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 1.5 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Simmtronics Simmbook
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 1.18 kg
» Samsung NB30
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 1.1 kg
» Medion Mini E1217
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005 HGO
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HCL Me 06
Atom N270, 1.6 kg
» Acer Emachines EM250-1162
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1199eg
Atom N280, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1613
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N325BL
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1131dx
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» CTL 2Go Classmate PC E10
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Mesh Computers Edge10 R
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 110-1134CL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Dell Mini Nickelodeon
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N330
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude E2100
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One ZG8
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1958
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-05-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)