Samsung N150 Plus Netbook
Aug 30, 2010, 21:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It's been a while since I bought any new hardware. Yesterday I
saw a Samsung N150 Plus for a price that I just couldn't pass up -
333 Swiss Francs (about £200). It looked nice, felt good,
I've been looking for an Intel Atom-based netbook since my
dual-Atom desktop has been out on loan for quite a while, and I
just wanted to try something different anyway. So, here is a quick
overview (and a major rant) of the factory-delivered software and
configuration, before I start loading Linux on it.
"First, it comes preloaded with Windows 7 Brain-Dead Edition
(aka Starter Edition). This is my first direct exposure to Win7
BDE, and with any luck it will be my last.
"Second, the netbook itself really seems very nice. The screen
is bright and easy to read, and according to a pre-installed
Samsung utility, it can do 1024x768 in addition to the standard
1024x600, although I haven't tried that yet. It will be interesting
to see what Linux makes of the screen resolution."