Samsung NC10

Samsung NC10

UK Price: £299
US Price: $499

Brief Description:
Samsung's first foray into the netbook market, the NC10 features a 10.2in screen, a large 160GB hard drive and a high capacity six-cell battery and all for under £300 online.

Vital Statistics:


  • CPU: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2
  • Storage: 160GB HDD
  • Display: 10.2in, 1,024 x 600
  • Ports: 3xUSB 2.0; VGA; Headphone & Microphone; Ethernet; Memory Card Reader
  • Internet: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 10/100 Ethernet
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • WebCam: 1.3 Megapixel
  • Operating System:: Windows XP
  • Dimensions: 261 x 185.5 x 30.3mm
  • Weight: 1.33kg
  • Colours: White, Black & Blue
  • Battery Life: 6hrs+

The Good:

  • Classy and sturdy chassis
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Long battery life
  • Bright and sharp screen
  • Large hard drive
  • Cool and quiet
  • Not too heavy
  • Superb value for money

The Bad:

  • Touchpad is a bit small
  • Slip case is a token effort
  • No HSDPA options likely

The Ugly:

  • Nothing

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What We Said
"It might be late to the party, but Samsung has clearly listened to users and learned from the competition, thus producing a supremely balanced proposition. Attractive design and reassuring build quality are married to a great keyboard and superb battery and if one or two things, like the token slip case, could be improved upon, all is forgotten when you look at the price. Unless integrated HSDPA is high on your agenda, you can buy an NC10 with great confidence. In its class: it is the best." - Samsung NC10 Full Review | Watch Video Review

What We Think Now
Some netbooks might do certain things better, or have features the NC10 doesn't, but if you're looking for a portable workhorse for writing documents, emails, watching videos, listening to music and storing your photos and so forth, you can't get much better.

The Bottom Line
Not the cheapest or that innovative, but as a whole it's very hard to fault.

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