Excerpt: I bought this netbook a few years ago and thought I would regret it because I didn't think a netbook would be anything like a laptop. And that just tells you how much I know. I was proved wrong. It is very light-weight and so portable. The processor works lovely and quick, and the screen size is just right. The graphics are brilliant, do not expect anything less.
A totally awesome and adequate netbook for the budget user
13 March 2011
Excerpt: Among the many Netbooks and tablets which have flooded the portable computing market over the last couple of years, the Samsung N130 is a modest but effective entry. The N130 is a light netbook which generally packs 1GB or RAM and a 160GB hard disk drive. Aside from a slot for SD memory cards, there are no external media drives, to further reduce the size and weight of the device, but three USB ports, as well as for a monitor cable or network connection.
Summary: I bought one of these in May 2010 after a string of gremlins with my existing computers left me technologically hobbled. Firstly a technical cock-up thanks to the anti-virus software I was using left me in need of having to send the hard drive out of my main desktop PC off to a data recovery specialist (might be able to do so eventually), then my emergency back-up HP NC4010 laptop I was using as a stand-in decided to have a hard drive failure.
Summary: I bought this product a year ago now and I am still happy with the purchase. It is so easy to carry around, boots up quickly.Perfect sized keyboard, still holding charge for about five hours. Good buy for price.
samsung have produced another very competitive netbook
22 September 2010
Excerpt: Samsung have a good reputation when it comes to netbooks, and it was partly on the strength of that reputation that I chose to purchase the n130. I am pleased to say that I have thus far found no reason to regret that decision. First of all, the aesthetics. This is a very nice looking netbook. It has a matt black finish that doesn't pick up fingerprints like the more shiny pieces of hardware out there. It also has nice rounded corners making it pleasing to the touch.
Excerpt: I received this netbook as a present from my father last christmas, since then it has ceased to astonish me on how much of a quality piece of kit it is. The netbook packs a tidy 1.6Ghz atom processor with 1gb of ram, which even though it seems small it still makes it super quick for web browsing or usual computer processes. I'd highly recommend this netbook for social networking as it has a built in mic and cam, making it perfect for webchats with your friends or family.
Great if you just want to surf, chat, listen to music, etc. and don't want to break the bank :)
16 July 2010
Excerpt: I've had this netbook for about half a year now. Thought I may aswell post a review here. I'll break this review down into categories :) -Performance and battery life. With CoreAVC installed the N130 is *borderline* capable of decoding 720P HD - it really depends on the bit-rate and codec you're using though. I've generally found that 540p WMV-HD @ 3Mbps, <3GB DVD movie Handbrake encodes and typical XviDs all decode fine. 360p Youtube videos decode smoothly.