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Good: small, light and easy to carry around
Bad: poor software
Comment: This machine looks good but its performance does not match. Comes with minimal preloaded software and loading useful stuff takes ages. And in my case has been very erratic on making wireless Internet connections. A huge amount of time has beeen spent puzzling over why it fails to connect. Next step is to dump it
Bad: Everything but design
Comment: Extremely slow, unreliable, battery life nowhere near as good as they claim, pretty annoying thing.
Total waste of money. I will never buy anything that is made by Samsung, never again.
Good: It looks nice and is small !
Bad: Performance and speakers which crackle continuously
Comment: Speakers developed crackle within weeks Samasung customer care stated software issue but not so (is hardware fault) and then unable to get answer from them. Performance is sluggish. I bought this to travel abroad with for six months and chose for weight battery and performance but does not stack up. I also have to have a lead plug in to to speaker socket at all time due to the Speaker hardware issue. Save your money either get a cheap bottom of the range (it will work as well) or spend oodles on something high performance.
Comment: i need to ask u guys who own it, how is it with some little photoshop work, & video editing?
I need a small portable laptop for a reasonable price. would this be good or i shall upgrade to the sony vaio y series which is a reasonably priced ultraportable?
Good: Most things.
Bad: Very little,
Comment: I love it, bought mine new from e-Bay for Â£230 + increased ram to 2 Gig and upgraded Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Ultimate and it's as sweet as a nut with the only problem I have is running some of my Adobe Web Premium apps in 1024 x 600 px, (some boxes run off the screen and can't be scrolled).
The battery life may not be as good as they claim, (must be for very light use), but it is satisfactory and far better than most.
For a traveler like me it's ideal :)
Good: Quick, Runs all day, anti glare screen, light weight, attractive, keeps me connected wirelessly.
Bad: Touch pad is a bit weak on the rt side of mine
Comment: I wanted a light weight easily transportable computer which did not gobble power. I also wanted a glare resistant screen for outdoor use. My main purpose "was" to use it as a portable terminal for my emergency preparedness grab and go communications kit. Now I am having thoughts of using it for all my roving whenever I need something to take notes or call home via open wifi links. I really like this unit. It came with only 1 gig RAM and a basic windows starter kit but buying a chip to stick in to upgrade to 2 gigs only cost about $30 at Best Buy and the sale included an upgrade to Windows 7 Home for no cost, you merely had to ask for it. The basic on sale price of the Samsung NF210 was $300. Wow! Considering what you can do with it by adding those couple of cheap or free upgrades this is a magnificent little piece of equipment. Definitely do those two upgrades, it will make all the difference in the world to speed. Those who complain generally have not done those upgrades and there is their undoing. Happy customer. Oh, one more thing. I said it will run all day. If you don't need to use it for a while then close the lid. It will go into a dormant mode where it uses almost no power. Open the lid and it's alive in about 4 seconds flat. SO, if using it that way a charge might last you a week or more. That is a fantastic benefit to people like me who may be camping in commercial tent grounds where some days you have electricity and some days you don't but there may be wifi available so you can check your mail. Great great feature, one I always wished for but the closest I have come was maybe buying a Macbook Air. That would have cost me 4 times as much and would not have given me any more benefits and would have meant a smaller base of applications to draw upon. This also comes with a disk to allow you to redo the operating system. I can only assume that it would mean copying that disk over to a USB stick and booting from it or an external hard drive or a portable DVD/CD player off a USB drive. I keep thinking of pluses. Another is how easy Samsung made it to install a new memory chip yourself for that upgrade. There is a small hatch in the bottom with one screw in it. Very easy to remove and swap out the memory from 1 gig to 2 gig. Just unplug the power, and remove the battery first, and make sure you aren't carrying a static charge.
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