Samsung N120 Owner Feedback

April 24, 2009

in Samsung N120

A big thanks to all the new netbook owners who are feeding back info to the forum. Unfortunately Samsung have not sent me any new models to trial (hint hint ;)!) so I am totally dependent on you guys out there feeding back info on the new models. I won’t be upgrading my NC10 until something significantly different comes along!

Samsung N120 User Reviews
I have always tried to steer this site towards being a community site with real user input and feedback so it is great to share reviews like this. So thanks to SammyNetbook member Otacorb for this contribution. This review is particularly interesting as the owner used to have the NC10 special edition.

NC10 vs N120
Here is a quick overview of some of his thought:

  • Raised buttons much easier to use than the ones on the NC10 SE which are kind of level or maybe even sunk down
  • Case is matte finish on the outside and inside on the palm rest etc – no more fingerprints!
  • Screen is glossy but much less so than an Aspire One, given a choice, YES I would have preferred a matte display
  • I think it would be a mistake to automatically decide you won’t buy this model because it has a glossy screen.
  • There isn’t really much any more palm rest area than on the NC10/110
  • Width wise the N120 is about half inch wider, this to accommodate that full size keyboard, the N120 is a little chunkier
  • Samsung now includes a battery extender, this allows you to only charge the battery to about 80% if you are mostly going to use it on AC
I think the N120 is a great netbook and it is really only a tad bit bigger than other 10″ display netbooks, weighs about the same and even less than some, yet has a killer full size keyboard and really loud decent sound, and great battery life

The real success of this netbook then seems to be the larger keyboard so those of you who have struggled to type on these ultra portables in the past will be delighted to hear that this seems like a light weight option with a lot of potential. To quote:

The keyboard is freaking AWESOME!

More feedback in the N120 Forum
A big thanks to everyone else who has reported back info too. Check out the N120 forum area for more info.

Looking to buy one? Check out our buy an N120 page!

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OTACORB April 26, 2009 at 11:41 am

Wow, I appreciate the shout out for my review! This is a great site and I’d love to see it grow! I’ve found a lot of valuable info here in various forums.



jez April 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Thanks, and no probs. Anyone who wants to write anything up is welcome to contribute – this site depends on it! And it has been a pleasure to run – Samsung Netbook buyers are a nice bunch of people lol!

Shadow May 13, 2009 at 12:17 am


You guys have probably seen this already.. but if not, here is a link to an N120 video review I just found on Youtube:-

Hope it helps someone !

Anil_Mohan June 8, 2009 at 8:12 am

I just bought a N120 in Hong Kong, mine came with an Intel Atom N280 processor, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth v2.1 w/ Enhance Data Rate. This differs to the original specifications. Therefore, it now directly competes strongly with the Asus 1005HA, U115 Wind and Toshiba NB205.

anilmohan June 9, 2009 at 7:52 am

My N120 also came with a 5900 mAh battery. So the specifications in Hong Kong are stronger than elsewhere.

bobbiewilli January 11, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Having 2 problems with my N120.
1) Persistwnd name- comes up on shut down and I have to manually close it. I’ve tried all the options listed with start up etc. Can’t find the program or file in the start up services.

2) Computer won’t shut down on it’s own. Starts to shut down like normal…then gets frozen and I have to hold the “on” key to shut down.

Any thoughts on how to fix these problems would be very much appreciated.

Don Doornbos January 3, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Regarding Persistwnd name:

Go to Start, Run, type in services.msc and hit Enter.
In the Services list look for “persistwnd” or “Persist Wnd Name”
Right click it and choose properties, set Startup type to Disabled, and click Stop. Apply these changes and restart your PC.

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