The Samsung N120 has one of the largest keyboards you’ll find on a netbook with a 10 inch display. It’s nearly the same size as a full sized laptop keyboard. But in order to accommodate the keyboard, Samsung made the N120 a bit wider than most netbooks as well. But that doesn’t necessarily make the N120 the biggest, heaviest netbook around.
In fact, it’s almost exactly the same size as the Asus Eee PC 1000H, which I’ve been happily carrying in my backpack for the past half year or so. To give you an idea of how the netbooks compare, I shot a few photos of the two laptops side by side. While the N120 is a bit wider, it’s a bit thinner than the Eee PC 1000H and it looks even smaller when you open it up, since the screen folds down behind the keyboard to save some vertical space.
The Samsung N120 also weighs less than the Eee PC 1000H. The Asus netbook weighs 3.2 pounds, while the Samsung N120 weighs just 2.8 pounds. Both laptops have 6 cell batteries.
Both laptops also have fairly sizable screen bezels around a 10 inch display, but the Samsung N120 uses that space to house the speakers. The netbook isn’t necessarily louder than the Asus Eee PC 1000H, which has speakers on the bottom of the laptop. But the sound is a bit cleaner, and there’s even a 1.5W subwoofer on the bottom of the Samsung netbook to provide a bit of a bass boost. I’ll see if I can’t figure out a good way to demonstrate the sound differences in another post.
You can see more photos of the two netbooks side by side after the break.