Video: Windows 7 demonstrated on Samsung N120 netbook

May 21, 2009 at 11:03 am

Windows 7 on Samsung N120Now that the Windows 7 Release Candidate is available for public consumption, there is no excuse not to give it a try to see how it stacks against your current netbook OS. The guys over at NetbookScoop did exactly that by installing Windows 7 RC onto the Samsung N120 netbook. They do a good job of going through a number of Windows 7 features and it all seems to run smoothly on the N120.

They also compared the start-up times of the Samsung N120 against an Asus Eee PC 1000HE running Windows XP. You’ll be pleased to hear that the N120 boots up just marginally behind the 1000HE, taking around 30 seconds. Apart from that, he gives a tour of the new OS including IE8, Windows Media Player and iTunes, there’s also an example of speaker quality (although the compressed video hardly does it justice).

He said that overall installation was very smooth and that he didn’t need any additional drivers. Looking at the video, it does seem that the Windows 7 performance is reasonable snappy, although I’m not sure whether he was using 1GB or 2GB of RAM. Check out the video after the jump.


4 Responses to “Video: Windows 7 demonstrated on Samsung N120 netbook”

  1. OTACORB said:
    May 29th, 2009 8:56 PM

    I installed Win 7 no my N120 as well. I’ve been very pleased, though I did install the latest Realtec drivers for the sound, which very much so improves on the native Win 7 drivers that Microsoft installs. I also downloaded the latest Synaptic drivers so that I’d have scrolling on the touchpad.

    I find battery life isn’t as good as it is with XP, but still very good once you get the power settings tweaked.

    I personally don’t see myself going back to XP and thus far everything I’ve thrown at Win 7 it has handled without any issues.