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Samsung N140 10.1-inch Netbook (Atom N270 1.6 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, BT, Webcam, up to 10 Hour Battery Life, Windows 7 Starter, Black)
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My advice is - do not buy this Netbook with Windows 7. Get it with XP if you must have a N140 - or better still, buy the NC10, its dirt cheap now and does virtually everything that the N140 does. Oh, one last thing - upgrade the RAM to 2GB - it's only 30 quid, takes 30 seconds to install and speeds up the boot up considerably.
- Keyboard - superb. Best out for a netbook. Full speed touch typing with very few errors for me. Huge asset over many of the competitors.
- Battery life. Full working day. I have seriously had 8 and a bit hours out of it.
- Windows 7. This may put some folk off as it is the 'starter' edition. It is so stripped down you can't even change your desktop picture (officially at least, unofficially I found out how to do it on google). That said, you get every feature you are likely to use on a netbook - and those you don't there are aps out there you can download for free. Even the starter version of Windows 7 feels quicker, more stable, and more intuitive than XP or Vista.
- 250 gig hard drive. Nice. (Though in time I may swap it out for a solid state drive to see if I can reduce boot time and increase battery life even more - I'm greedy like that)
- Webcam. Just worked straight away with skype. No configuration needed.
Things that stop it getting the 5 stars (I am fussy!)
Looks - if you are a show off then this may look a bit 'business-like' for you. Not an issue for me (I use it for business) but I bet my nephews wouldn't be impressed despite the piano shiny lid.
RAM - Why does it only come with 1 gig? This slows it down. First thing I did was buy a 2 gig RAM upgrade. Literally a 20 second job to do - don't be scared. And the result was noticeable.Read more ›
Overall it is a nice machine, fast enough and it covers my need sufficiently well to have been worth the purchase. From the little research I did, it seemes that this netbook is among the best netbooks in its class.
The look is much cleaner in terms of fonts, icons, etc. And Microsoft seems to have gone out of its way to be more deferential to its users in terms of optionality (for instance upgrades). Where I have issue is on Windows 7 and its use (more precisely the lack of My Documents), I need to spend a bit more time with the new directory system. I also have problems with a driver on my Doro 225ipc VOIP phone (but reading the reviews this seems to be a hangover from Vista). The battery time is nearer 8 hours (on normal settings - i.e. WiFi on). Samsung have included a smart mouse pad as well that allows H/V scrolling, page turning, but I'm a bit of a blind cobbler so I can't get these functions to work consistently on the small mouse pad. The function ESC key provides a quick shut down but when restarting Firefox seems to hang. Its a minor quibble in the great scheme of things.
Disclosure: I'm don't use the Samsung for memory heavy image programmes such as Photoshop but I am a professional Excel developer.
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