Summary: I am a highly technically skilled computer user/repairer/designer. As I write this review I am upgrading the hard drive from a hdd to ssd. I've had this netbook for almost 3 years now. It can handle 480p video just fine but 720p or higher gives it problems. It is still working great. No battery or screen problems. I must admit this is not and never has been my main computer. I used it for a year taking notes in law school and then for occasional travel use.
Summary: After a year and a half the screen started flickering to the point I could not use the computer. Refering to the Samsung web site in the support section multiple people ask what to do with no answer. One person returned after 6 months for a repair. The problem occurred again a month after they got the repaired machine back.
Summary: I've had exactly the same problem as J. KOZ, ABM, HEM135, and others, with the screen flickering and tearing about a year after purchase. Is Samsung doing anything about the many customers who have this issue? I would like them to fix or replace the net book since this is clearly a defect. I hate the waste of just throwing it out to buy another, but a Samsung it won't be, thats for sure!
Summary: I purchased this little netbook back in 2009 so I would have something to take with me while I lived overseas for a year. At first I absolutely loved it: it did everything I needed it to do and more. After an upgrade to 2GB of RAM I could play games on it (Civilization IV, Age of Empires III, Halo, Torchlight, Diablo 2, etc.) and joked that there was nothing my nettie couldn't do. It rarely ran slow and only occasionally would stutter through online videos or movies.
Summary: Basing on the overall good reviews in Amazon for N120 and its relatively lower ($30) price than the similar model, I bought N120 netbook from an online vendor (BuyDig) for conference note taking. Within 3 months, the screen doesn't show. However, I was able to connect to an external monitor to manage it at the time. I sent it back to Samsung for repair. Within one year, the repaired one again fails to show anything in screen and fail to boot.
Summary: I bought this netbook for sometime now, but I only had the time to write my review today. In the first 3 months the computer works as it should. Then it begins to take his time to: turn on, to download files or even to open any kind of document. So the things that should take 1 minute, after 3 months begins to take 10 minutes. After 9 months it stopped working. And the worldwide waranty is not worldwide, because it is not accepted in Brazil. Isn't that great?
Summary: We bought this computer in the fall of 2009. It is a good weight and size - however --- after less than a year of owning it (with my husband being the only one who used it, for work only), the screen started flickering. It's like it's having a seizure - it flicks white to black and back really fast. There is no reason for it and it comes and goes.
Summary: I bought this netbook in September 2009 to use in my law school classes. I chose it based on reviews from Consumer Reports. This laptop has been perfect for word processing and web browsing (I did, however, install a Crucial card for this computer to increase its performance). About month or two ago (so right after this netbook went out of its 1 year warranty), I started having problems with the screen flickering.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS NETBOOK. Why? Because Apparently, Samsung decided cutting off costs by putting cheap parts inside, I have 2 of these netbooks and it has been a nightmare!!!. The screen of one (the newer one) started to flicker, it is a common problem in samsung netbooks (google it), and I took it to service. I'm outside the US, but I bought the computer in the US, and this netbook has international warranty.