Excerpt: I bought this little netbook at Christmas day for my wife. The only reason I bought it is because of the price (roughly about 240 including shipping and rebate). I was contemplating waiting for the new atom processor but it is such a low price that I cannot pass it on. Besides, technology changes everyday; it is like a dog chasing a truck. You will never get the latest unless you are will to pay a premium.
Excerpt: This samsung netbook is perfect for someone just wanting to get online and surf around or send some emails. I bought this for my daughter for her high school work last year. It is holding up good, haven't had an major issues with it. It works good for typing notes in class and emailing them. There is not alot of internal memory and no cd drive.
Summary: Okay, I bought this from someone selling it on craigslist and when I received it it did have Windows Xp. Yeah I know Windows xp, great old operating system. This is a great little device depending on what you are using it for. It is after all a Netbook, it is meant for the net aka internet. Yes, it does do some word editing and such, but as long as you are looking to do some net surfing and maybe some Youtube, it works great for that.
Excerpt: As netbooks go, the N-130 is a solid performer. Nothing really notable to make it stand out from the pack but it's a good, basic netbook. I've had mine for about 2.5 years as I write this and it's still in pretty good running condition. It came with WinXP Home on it but I wiped that clean as soon...
Samsung N-130 and the Linux Experience (Windows 7 too)
Daniel P. Taylor, Amazon
3 November 2011
Summary: I purchased the N-130 used via Amazon. Having some experience with Linux, I tried many live CD's using a Lexar s50 8Gb jumpdrive, which is a usb stick that this netbook happily recognizes as a boot source if the BIOS is configured correctly. Non-ubuntu live cd's such as Fedora 15 & Debian 6 as well as Puppy Linux 5.2.8 did not appear to recognize the Realtek Wifi and so Internet access was not possible (easily anyway).
Summary: this netbook is for basic usages only. if you are into multi-tasking, muli-windows and graphis, mp3s etc, this is not the netbook you are looking for. it just does the basics, with low end specs. checking emails, office work, browsing internet shouldn't be a big problem. with other tasks requiring a lot memory, processing power, this netbook is SLOW. other that that, the battery lasts upto 6 hours, clean white, pink layout, well built, easy to use.
Excerpt: My Samsung N130 netbook came installed with Win7, which at the time was one of the selling points it had I liked. However, the specs of the device proved too limiting for Win7 (even the pared down version used) and it ran rather slowly. So, I installed Ubuntu on it, which runs great. No...
Summary: I have had this item for nine months. I am able to run pretty much everything I need on it INCLUDING Photoshop CS4 (with patience that is). I wish they would come standard with 2GB memory however. Overall a great computer. I don't use for any SERIOUS photo editing, but it is nice to have when out in the field shooting pictures so I can check what I got. The size is what led me to a netbook (with the understanding that it IS NOT a laptop).
Summary: High points are portability and a battery life of about 5 hours max on medium brightness. That is what I expected. The only way you will get 6+ hours is on the dimmest setting. This is true for any netbook. Yes, loaded with unwanted software, but that can be deleted. Run speed is fine as expected for an atom/1 gig. I would pay $279- $299 direct from Amazon. In that price range it is a 5 star.
Summary: I bought this for my son to surf with it is working really good its small and kids are into small windows with there game and such but when it get time to travel i see this working out real well