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Samsung N120

Samsung N120
alaScore 85

499 reviews

Feb, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 499 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. Views about the battery and keyboard are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the glare.

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 by: ( 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 People are impressed by the screen and keyboard. The performance and usability also get good feedback.

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)

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: ( 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 really like the battery and keyboard. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the glare and energy efficiency.

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

Feb, 2017

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)


Full-size keyboards on a netbook are few and far between, but the Samsung N120 has figured out how to do it.

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

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 Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):7.2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss

Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes


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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz




Type: None


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
Type:Network adapter
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 Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

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


Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville
Processor Number:N270
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:36331 / 41411 / N270
Processor package size:22


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

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