Summary: I had this netbook for over 2 years now and I can say its not too bad for what I need it for. I use it for simple things browse the web, transfer files back and forth, type up a couple of papers. Simple. I upgraded to a 2 gb ram and running windows 7 ultimate and I've gots to say its running smooth. I recommend these upgrades. I would say I can get at least 3-4 hours now and days on constant use on balance mode.
Summary: I've owned the Samsung Go since Jan 2010. I couldn't be more pleased. I added an extra gigabyte of memory (total of 2GB) and it improved my spped, which wasn't slow to begin with. It came with Windows XP, which is still my favorite operating system. It originally claimed 9 hours battery life. After 2 1/2 years of daily use of about an hour a day, the battery still gives me 6 hours of use before re-charging. In addition, it's still the best looking netbook out there.
Summary: Nice little netbook...light, solid and small. Does every thing a large PC/laptop can do(no CD/DVD drive). Has a huge HD and lots of RAM...small enough to fit into my wife's purse or my brief case. The battery is still holding over 4 hours after 15 months. Works well with all of MS Office 2007, Adobe photoshop, filemanager and CAD programs. I'm very pleased with the performance to date...hence the 5 stars!!
Summary: I have now owned this Netbook for almost 2 years, it is extremely durable. It has been knocked from the table, bounced on the floor more times then I can count. My battery life is not even close to the 9 hours, it was 4 to 5 hours when it was new, now it is 3 hours at the most. I upgraded the 1 stick of RAM from the 1gb to 2gb which really helped ($20. on Amazon) I also bought an external DVD/RW ($25.
Summary: I got this Netbook in Nov 2009 and took with me on a year tour in Iraq. It was perfect, despite the harsh conditions it really performed well. The rugged coating on it was ideal and at about a quarter the price of a Toughbook, this was a much better value. The battery still holds up well, not the 9 hours it did for the first 12 months but still easily manages 6 without completely draining. Through sand storms and scorching heat it performed great.
Summary: Pros 1. portability: so light, you can carry them anywhere. This works nicely when I travel or go to coffee shops for net surfing. 2. easy to hold: the rubber-like outer material makes it easy to hold, and makes it less messy-looking as time goes on 3. comfortable typing: each key is well spaced, so no thick thumb problem (not a lot of typing errors) 4. high resolution screen: I think it's a must given a small screen 5.
Summary: As a college student, having a computer on me at all times is very useful, but carrying around a large laptop can be a pain, so I decided to buy a netbook. After reading all the reviews, the Samsung Go seemed to be the only one without defects (see Asus Eee reviews for examples of defects) and at the same time be of good build quality. The one I bought is actually the orange one, which doesn't look more red than orange, but I don't care so much about that.
Summary: I bought this for Christmas 2009. In August 2010 the screen suddenly went bad. It was never mishandled or dropped and simply sat on my counter. I sent it back to Samsung because it was under warranty. I was told by one of their technicians that the internal screen was broken and that it was something that I had done. Believe me when I say that this was NEVER handled poorly. Anyway, I was told that the warranty wouldn't cover it because I supposedly broke it.