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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Notebook well worth the money, 10 Feb. 2010
This review is from: Samsung N220 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, 6 Cell Battery, up to 11.2 Hours, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter,Green/Black) (Electronics)
Think Portability/Travel, Prtability/Travel, Prtability/Travel.

I used this Samsung N220 for a week or so and found it to be a really great notebook.

Primerily looking for ultra portability, strong build and long battery life the N220 really delivered.

If you want something for traveling this is a great choice due to its solid uncluttered construction, Very clear well detailed 10.1" matt screen (ideal for outdoors as it is non reflective) and long battery life (I got 8-10 hours out of it for general computing which is great (It is advertised as having 11 hours life)

The keyboard looks like it has punch buttons but they work very well and keep the construction to the robust theam found in the general design of this notebook.

The Touch pad was also good and responsive, however due to the naturaly small size the left and right mouse clickers were a little fiddely compared to a full size unit.

Boots up quickly with Windows 7 stater edition which is also simple to navigate, reliable with great functionality. Better than XP and streets ahead of Vista, everything is made easy with Windows 7.

Samsung include Hyper Space fast start which is their front end/Desktop which is meant to enhance battery life and performance but I just found it irritating, thankfully you can choose to turn it off or on.

This unit does not have a DVD player so you will need to buy an external DVDRW that will be powered from the USB. I used the LG DVDRW Model Number GP08NU20 which worked sraight out of the box with this Samsung notebook.

The Notebook has 3 x USB, I x VGA out, SD card reader, 3.5mm Headphone scocket, bluetooth & Wireless B,G & N

When I fist turned the machine on and it did the usual windows updates the machine seemed slow and slugish but after a day it seemed to speed up, no idea why, and worked well. Not as fast as a standard laptop but still very usable. It played DVD movies fine however when using MPEG4 video on the Windows Media player software the play back was jurky, by downloading QuckTime player from the apple web site and using that to watch MPEG4 video the problem when away.

One thing that did suprise me was the sound quality, which was fantastic for let alone a laptop but for a notbook of this side was magic.It has a small subwoofer as well as left and right speakers which makes the difference, you can actualy play music and find it listenable, unlike most every other laptop.

The Notebook has the latest Intel Atom N450 1.66Ghz processor and comes with a single slot for the RAM. The RAM supplied is 1GB but you could swap this out for a maximum of 2GB. It also has a super 250GB hard drive which you can choose the partition size of when it first starts up.

Software includes Microsoft Works for viewing and making word & spreadsheet documents etc. It also has a trial version of Windows office Home Student 2007 and windows Live Suite which has a great photo viewer and e-mail application (replaces outlook express I gess)plus other security software & sumsung software.

Size wise it is 272mm wide x 188.5mm deep x 29.8mm thich and weighs 1.2kg, the A/C power adaptor is also very small ideal for travel.

So a realy great travel companion then which an be used on the road or at home.
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Initial post: 15 Feb 2010, 09:39:31 GMT
E. Hibbert says:
I agree, this is a fantastic machine and Windows 7 Starter is surprisingly decent (most restrictions can be "bypassed"). FYI the initial slow-down you experienced was win7 indexing your HD.
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