Summary: I purchased this notebook for internet and emails/webcam chat. Although I planned to use this for a little of everything else. Well I must say I am a little dissapointed. I expect a little more from Samsung. The computer itself has a nice sleek look. The computer has a charge for a little under 6 hours with a full battery, which is far less then the 13 hours they are claiming.
Summary: The technical details of the product inform that it comes "With a battery that lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge; you can work all day without ever slowing down". Not true! Even dimming the backlight to reduce energy consuption, the battery only lasts 6 hours!!! Very very very frustrating!
Summary: Bought this as an alternative to my desktop. Bought on eBay for £150 6 weeks ago and I absolutely love it! The screen is perfect, hd quality and when plugged in, as bright as you'd like! I often use mine for watching shows online in bed, the sound isn't bad either with the SRS function. Windows 7 starter has a LOT of limitations so I recommend upgrading to Ultimate as soon as you get this netbook as I did.
Summary: I really liked this Samsung Netbook, especially the keyboard with separate keys. However, after a year of no issues the motherboard just broke, unfortunately one month after the warranty had ended. Buying a netbook, of course one doesn't expect the quality of a laptop. Having said that I took greatest care of the netbook (never dropped, not a single scratch, always kept it in a Pakuma sleeve with extra padding)and experiencing a hardware failure so early on is...
Summary: My 17.5 all singing and dancing HP laptop broke down in November 2010 with a non repairable motherboard problem, it was only 2 years old. This completely discouraged me from buying anything HP again. The 2 other problems I had had, with the previous laptop was its size/weight and poor battery life. It was large and heavy to transport easily, a pain at airports where you have to remove the laptop for it to be Xrayed and it had a dismal 2 hour battery.
Summary: Excellent little netbook, purchased mine about six months ago and I would definitely recommend it. Firstly it is hardy; my machine has been knocked on the floor and walked on by my kitten and still functions perfectly. It has a very good battery life (not quite the twelve hours promised, but then it as always relevant to whatever programs you are running and how many) and the size makes it very mobile.
Pros: Key spacing is good - 250 GB HD - Memory card slot - x3 USB ports - Matt Screen
Cons: Tinny sound when not listening through headphone port