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...
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: "...£350. I have always trusted samsung so when i saw this N220 in the shop i really liked it. The cover is a subtle design with a nice looking samsung logo. The top flips open in a smooth motion and the screen display is very good. The only thing is the performance online. It is quite slow. For a new netbook i thought it would be of reasonable performance but was quite disappointed. The battery life on the other hand is really great i get about 6 hours ...
Pros: looks great and feels great to work with . display is really good
Summary: for a very portable small laptop this does the job for me. I carry it around wit me alot and use it on my bed and alongside my desktop sometimes and wouldn't be without it. only gripes are the hour or so i spent unistalling the "crapware" samsung had put on, for something that supposed to do web browsing and email it was bloated up with games and various other junk. althought it has a camera for skype etc it is very laggy.
Summary: Long long battery life, everything works well, but the free software is a real negative. If you install hyperspace you can't remove it and it means that you have to go through unix to use Windows. So make sure you don't install it.
Summary: Make sure you test your Samsung product to be according to what adevrtised when you buy it, especially the battery life. If you do not get the time they say - return the product! Many Samsung laptops come with imperfect battery. They work, but not as long as advertised. My laptop's battery lasts 7 hours when running just Windows (with no application on top, and reduced screen brightness) and about 5 hours when using it with browising, text editing, etc - the usual...
Cons: battery life not as advertised, bad maintainance samsung service
Summary: All the reviews I've read on here cover the main pros and cons of this netbook so there's not much point me repeating what's already been covered. What I will comment on however, is the ubiquitous complaint concerning the operation of the on/off switch. As far as I'm concerned, this is not a legitimate complaint; it's nothing more than a whinge. It does not irritate my fingers one jot and my fingers are by no means made of asbestos.