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Samsung N120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 514 reviews of Samsung N120. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The portability and usability also get good views, whereas comments about the glare and energy efficiency are different.

performance, usability, portability, keyboard, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung N120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung N120


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung N120 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and keyboard. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably.

battery, usability, performance, keyboard, screen

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung N120 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Windows XP Home, Black)Samsung N120 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Windows XP Home, Black)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung N120


alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 user reviews of Samsung N120 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the glare and energy efficiency get mixed views.

performance, portability, usability, keyboard, battery

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung N120-12GBK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook - 6 Cell BatterySamsung N120-12GBK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook - 6 Cell Battery

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (

Review Samsung N120 White Netbook


The white one. Samsung had gone on the netbook stage late with it

Good manufacturing quality; Long battery life; Quiet; Adequate sound; Good input devices; Resistant and easy to care surface

Reflective display with low contrast values and uneven illumination; Display lid has little twisting resistance; Unfavorable placement of USB and audio ports; Base's temperature development

is strong and is found in-house with the NC10, among others. But also the Asus Eee PC 1000 HE , Dell Inspiron Mini 10 or MSI Wind U115 are tough rivals.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (

Samsung N120 Review


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

Attractive design ; High quality construction ; Nice screen ; Great keyboard and touchpad ; Excellent battery life (over eight hours) ; Light (2.8 pounds) ; Nearly silent operation ; Built-in Bluetooth

Weak speakers (normally not a con but the N120 is marketed to have better sound and it fails to impress) ; Odd keyboard layout choices ; No ExpressCard slot

Again, there are not a whole lot of ports but on a machine like this, the selection should suffice. Note the lack of an ExpressCard slot; adding a mobile broadband card will need to be done via USB. One of the N120s other connection options that...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : John Marrin (



Samsung is continuing its run at the netbook market with incremental tweaks to design and function, and that's where the N120, blood brother of the Samsung N110, comes in. You won't find anything revolutionary here, just some nice extras that give you...

Larger keys than the N110 Great software bundle

Added audio doesn't offer much punch

Like the N110, the N120 comes with an excellent suite of software that features backup, restore, and network software that's easier to use than XP's interface. A clearly written, organized, and detailed user guide, also loaded onto the hard drive,...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : John Marrin (

Samsung N120 Laptop Review


Larger keys than the N110 ; Great software bundle

added audio doesn't add much punch

This is a good alternative to Samsung's N110 if you're willing to trade battery power for bigger keys and better performance.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Samsung N120 Review


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...

1024 x 600 resolution higher than most netbooks, Long battery life, Large keyboard

Poor viewing angles, Small touchpad

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Samsung N120


Samsung's netbook is an excellent entry into the Australian market, and an incredibly tempting buy for anyone looking in this space.

Clean design, Full sized keyboard, Better than usual speakers

802.11n and gigabit Ethernet would have set it apart in the specs department, Flipped Windows/right-click keys

May, 2009

Expert review by : Joseph L. Flatley (

Samsung's N120 and N310 netbooks get reviewed, embraced


In the mood for a netbook, are we? We've recently been hepped to reviews of two of Sammy's latest, and thought you might wanna take a look. The 10.1-inch, 2.8-pound N120 "isn't the smallest or lightest," according to Liliputing, but it is thin, ...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Samsung N120 review


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...

Giant keyboard (for a Netbook) and 2.1 speaker system.

More expensive than most Netbooks.

Part of Samsung's second generation of Netbooks, the N120 offers a generous keyboard and some unexpected audio power.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Samsung N120 (12GBK)


A full-size keyboard and phenomenal battery life are the Samsung N120's biggest strengths.

Full-size keyboard. Phenomenal 8 hours of battery life. Two of the three USB ports are chargeable. Powerful speakers for a netbook. RAM is easy to upgrade. Lightweight despite a big battery.

Pricier than its rivals. Looks are bland.

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May, 2009

Expert review by : Pathik (

Review of the Samsung N120 Netbook


The Samsung N120 is the latest netbook by Samsung. It sports nice hardware specs and great features. It is one of the best netbooks around. Read on to check out the whole review.

May, 2010

Product Specifications

Developed with the needs of the "kinetic elite" in mind, the Samsung N120 is expertly crafted to complement people's fast-paced and digitally interconnected lives. The result is truly ground-breaking - giving people a powerful, stylish and convenient way to share information, photos, music, personal content and stay connected to the Internet at home and on the move. And for that extra touch of style, the superb look and feel of its ultra-compact and elegant chassis is accentuated with a choice of colors and haptic styling. The N120's innovative design is packed with the latest technology for maximum mobility and productivity. It also incorporates a range of practical features, like a normal-size, ergonomic notebook PC style keyboard, to simplify life on the move. So when you need to stay in touch, but want to make a good impression the N120 makes complete sense.


Audio system:HD / HD / SRS XT, SRS WOW XT, SRS CS / HD Audio / HD Audio 2.1 / Intel High Definition / SRS TruSurround XT
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3
Speaker Power:1.5 / 2 / 3

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:5.900 / 5200 / 5900
Battery life (max):10 / 10.5 / 3.5 / 6 / 7 / 7.4 / 7.5 / 8 / 9 / 9.2
Battery performance:5.900 / 5200 / 5900
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6
Run Time (Up To):7.2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Color of product:Black / Blue / White
Product type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:10.1 / 10.2
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.384


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung N120

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard key stroke:0.728
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82 / 83 / 84
Keyboard type:Anti-Bacterial / AZERTY / SAMSUNG Silver Nano
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2
Memory clock speed:533 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM




Type: None


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3

Other Features

Audio system:Intel High Definition
Battery Type:24.42 Wh
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.3 x 7.31 x 1.21 / 10.7 x 7.42 x 1.17
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics:GMA 950
Graphics adapter:GMA 950
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / AC/DC
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:McAfee\nSAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\n
TV in port: No
Weight (imperial):2.82
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11b.g / 802.11b/g / Atheros Wifi 802.11b.g / IEEE 802.11 b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1 / 2 / 3.5
I/O ports:RJ45(LAN):10/100
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GSE Express
Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor:N270 / N280
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:533 / 667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N270 / N280
Processor Number:N270
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Processor socket:Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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: Yes
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 for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36331 / 41411
Processor code:SLB73 / SLGL9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3 / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, \nSAMSUNG Battery Manager, \nEasy Display Manger, \nEasy Network Manager, \nEasy SpeedUp Manager, \nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor, \nSAMSUNG Update Plus / Genuine Windows XP Home (SP3)\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor / SAMSUNG Update Plus / Easy Display Manger \nEasy Battery Manager/ Easy Network Manager / Easy Speed Up Manager \nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMcAfee Virus Scan / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor / SAMSUNG Update Plus / Easy Display Manger \nEasy Battery Manager/ Easy Network Manager / Easy Speed Up Manager \nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nMcAfee Virus Scan / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor, Easy SpeedUp Manager, Easy Resolution Manager, Magic Keyboard, SRS TruSurround XT, SRS WOW XT, Adobe Reader, SAMSUNG Display Manger, Easy Network Manager, SAMSUNG Battery Manager, Cyberlink YouCam, SAMSUNG Update Plus, Battery Life Extender, Google Toolbar / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nAdobe Acrobat Reader
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:Adobe Acrobat Reader 8\nCyberlink YouCam / McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee-virusscanner\nMicrosoft Office Professional 2007


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Total Storage Capacity:160

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Netbook/Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.32 / 7.4 / 7.44
Height:1.17 / 1.18 / 1.21
Weight:2.82 / 2.93
Width:10.3 / 10.7