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Samsung X120

Samsung X120
alaScore 82

72 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the keyboard.

portability, performance, design, screen, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung X120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 72 reviews)

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung X120


alaTest has collected and analysed 21 user reviews of Samsung X120 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

battery, performance, portability, screen, energy

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung X120 11.6-inch Laptop (Intel PDC ULV SU4100 1.3 GHz Processor, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, 4 Cell Battery, up to 6.5 Hours, HDMI, Webcam, Bluetooth,Samsung X120 11.6 inch mini Laptop (Intel C2D ULV SU7300 1.3GHz, 2Gb, 250Gb, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Pro with XPP (Silver/Black))

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Review Samsung X120 Subnotebook


X-tra Battery Life? All three models of Samsung's X-range have co

Elegant design; Good workmanship; Unusual but functional touchpad; Dual-core processor

Relatively expensive; Average display; Wobbly keyboard...; ...with partly minute keys; Standard battery has a too low runtime

The Asus UL30A is a bit bigger but has considerably longer battery runtimes. The Acer Timeline 1810TZ also looks good, costs 100 euro less and even has a bit more power. Eventually for enthusiasts: Samsung N510 with Nvidia's Ion.

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Samsung X120 notebook review


With a very compact design, small screen, cheap price and no optical drive, it's easy to think of the Samsung X120 as a netbook. Look at the specs though, and it's a no-brainer - the Samsung beats most netbooks hands down - but does it deliver in other...

Great quality, design, excellent screen and good value

Average battery life

Offering double the specification of most netbooks, at a similar price to high-end models, the Samsung X120 provides outstanding value for money


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Samsung X120 review


Competitively priced, stylish and portable, there's a lot to like with this Samsung ultraportable laptop

Good screen ; Decent sized keyboard ; Highly portable

Reflections in bright light ; Weird touchpad arrangement

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Samsung X120 (JA01UK) - 11.6in CULV Laptop


Samsung's new X-Series range looks to rule the CULV segment like the NC10 did netbooks.

Samsung continues to win brownie points by using smooth, matte black plastic on the inside. Not only does it look and feel good, it's also durable and easy to maintain. That said the display still retains the ever polarising glossy finish, which is...

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Samsung X120 review


We've been greatly impressed by Samsung's netbooks and other laptops and had high hopes for the X120, the company's 11.6in CULV laptop. It certainly looks the business thanks to attractive grey lid, slender dimensions and chrome trim. However, as good...

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Samsung X120 review


The line between notebook and netbook is becoming increasingly blurred these days, as laptops like this Samsung X120 are amply demonstrating.

The Samsung X120 straddles the gap between netbook and notebook in size, albeit with a price erring towards the full-size category. Fortunately its overall performance is also very much in the realm of a fully featured laptop, and should recommend...

Editor's Choice!

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Samsung X120 review


The Samsung X120 has a well-judged specification and bears a tempting price tag. Its battery life is the only real disappointment, but even that's not too bad

Slim, light and very portable ; Great screen ; Comfortable keyboard

Battery life is on the short side

Conclusion The Samsung X120 is by far the best ULV ultra-portable we've seen so far. It's cheap, highly portable and Samsung has made surprisingly few compromises. The only real disappointment is its lacklustre battery life, but, if around 2.5 hours of...

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Samsung X120 Ultraportable Laptop Review


something on, you need a bit more processing power

The performance from the Samsung X120 was really rather high considering its price, size and sub-1.5kg weight. In general Windows 7 use we didn't see much of the spinning wheel cursor and could even throw fairly complicated task at the laptop without...

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Samsung - X120


It's hard to remember back to a time when there wasn't some form of mobile computer, now that the market is flooded with laptops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets, PDAs and smartphones. The upside, of course, is that ...

The Samsung X120 notebook ideally bridges the gap between netbook and larger notebooks with its chic looks, light weight, powerful CPU and attractive keyboard, although it would benefit from a larger touchpad and longer battery life.

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Samsung X120 review


The Samsung X120 is a compact and lightweight laptop with 11.6in screen and low-voltage Intel dual-core processor.

The Samsung X120 straddles the gap between netbook and notebook in size, albeit with a price erring towards the full-size category. Fortunately its overall performance is also very much in the realm of a fully featured laptop, and should recommend...

Product Specifications


Autofocus:Not Applicable
Built-in Camera: No
Built-in Flash:Not Applicable
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable


Audio Formats : No
Audio Playback: No
Convertible: No
Dual SIM Card: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


A2DP:Not Applicable
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: No
Wireless LAN: Yes

Data Transfer



Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Technology:Unknown
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Duo / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino Duo / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Home Premium
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500M / GMA 4500MHD / GMA X4500M / GMA X4500MHD


E-Mail Functionality: No
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:40GS / 45GM / 45GS
Processor:Celeron Dual / Celeron M / Core 2 Duo / Pentium / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:723 CELERON M / SU2300 / SU2700 / SU4100 / SU7300