|Samsung NC10-14GB 10.2-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, 6 Cell Battery, XP Home) Blue
|List Price: $399.00
Our Price: $399.00
Staying connected 24/7. It’s what matters to you. That’s why Samsung
introduced the new NC10 netbook. Weighing just 2.9 pounds, it’s designed to keep you online and on the go. Experience the freedom to surf the Web, shop and chat on IM with the latest wireless technology. Zip through your online applications with a speedy new Intel Atom processor. Store all your favorite videos, music, images and more with 160GB of storage, and enjoy them on a SuperBright 10.2-inch LCD. And with up to 8 hours of battery life, the NC10 brings you staying power.
Key features include:
Ultra-long battery life:
Delivering up to 8 hours of battery life, the NC10 will let you surf the Web to your heart’s delight.
Intel Atom processor technology:
Newly designed from the ground up, the Intel Atom processors pack an astounding 47 million
transistors on a single chip, delivering the power you need for full Internet capabilities.
Large LCD display:
With its SuperBright industry-leading 10.2-inch wide LCD, you can view the Internet, or any application, in full screen without compromise and in a clear and comfortable display.
The NC10 Netbook by Samsung is ideal for users looking for a low-cost, highly mobile solution that is aimed at "consuming" data via the Internet versus "creating" data. Key System Benefits - Easy to take with you whether it’s around the house, the campus or wherever one might travel; provides significant performance capabilities to wander the Internet and take care of basic productivity applications; enables one to view the Internet in full screen without compromise in a clear and comfortable display; maximum storage capacity for everything you download from the web; provides maximum system performance for basic web browsing and limited system functionality; enhances system performance without adding unnecessary system overhead; provides a great balance of price and performance; full size, easy to use keyboard is coated with Silver "Nano" ions to help protect the user from harmful bacteria. Key System Features - Weighing in at just 2.8 pounds; the NC10 adopts the new Intel Atom CPU; 10.2" wide LCD display providing 1024 x 600 resolution with 250 nits of brightness and an anti-reflection gloss coating display; high capacity 6-cell Lithium Ion battery providing up to 5 to 6 hours of continuous run time; 160GB capacity hard disk drive (HDD); 1GB system memory (RAM); Windows XP Home Operating System; Silver-Nano Keyboard; available in Blue or White color.
- 10.2" Wide, 1024 x 600 WSVGA , 220 nits
- Intel Atom processor N270, 1.6 GHz, 533 MHz Front Side Bus, 512 KB Level 2 Cache
- 160 GB, 2.5" SATA HD, 1 GB DDR2 800 MHz
- Intel 945GSE shared, 802.11 b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, 10/100 BaseTX LAN
- 6-Cell Lithium Ion, Genuine Microsoft XP? Home with Service Pack 3, 1.3 Mega Pixel webcam, Kensington Key Lock, 1 year standard parts and labor, 2.8 lbs
- Really lovin' my Samsung!!
As a nursing student, this netbook fit the bill! It's light enough to fit into my purse or backpack. I get compliments on the pink color, but mostly I'm asked about its performance. While it is not a fast as my Mac, it is gets the job done. The keyboard is surprising comfortable. The only issue I don't like is having to hit the function key for some letters on the keyboard. Anyone know how to change that function, no pun intended, PLEASE let me know. ...more info
- Samsung Netbook Shines!
I looked at a variety of netbooks and this one simply outshined them all. I have not been disappointed. It's perfect for on the go and does everything it should. Samsung did an excellent job.
I upgraded to 2 gig of ram and the installation was simple.
Some advice from personal experience. I purchased a generic external USB Slim DVD CD R/RW Drives Burner Writer from ebay for $30 to watch DVD's and play games. They are usually $40-$50 with shipping included (shipped from China) and downloaded the Intervideo XPACK after coupon for $12 and have had no problems. If the audio/video freezes plug in the power usb cord in addition to the usb cord for playing the device and this solves the problem. This download gives you the software and decoder allowing you to play your DVD with the Intervideo, Windows Media Player or Real Player.
ATT is the best wireless card reviewed by CNET. They did a wireless card showdown this week.
Oh, don't forget to use both the Windows Update and Samsung Update Plus and download the updates on a regular basis. Very easy to use....more info
more than i expected-upgrading the memory to 2gb is easy[ddr2 pc2-6400 not the one amazon says]. go to crucial tech site and find out.got the white one and keyboard is much easier to see....more info
- Great little machine
This little computer is exactly what I wanted: portable, fast, convenient for travel and taking to class. The sound quality is great.
My unit came with a problem: the screen would flicker randomly while lines would appear horizontally and disrupt the image. I sent it in to Samsung tech support free of charge and a week later I had it in my hands again, running perfectly....more info
- Fantastic laptop
I did a lot of research and finally decided on the nc10. I purchased an HP Mini 1035nr which I kept all of 3 days, after deciding the battery life was horrible. I was getting about 1% decrease in battery per minute. The NC10 hands down kills the HP mini in both keyboard and battery life. I also considered purchasing the Samsung N120 which has a full size keyboard but after deciding that I really am only buying this machine for web surfing and e-mail or for travel there was no need to spend the extra $65-$70 dollars for the larger keyboard, upgraded speakers and battery life. I think 6-7 hours ought to do just fine. And from what I'm reading with folks who have the n120 thus far they "reasonably" expect about 8 hours not 10.5 as samsung states.
I'm able to type very fast on the NC10 keyboard, much better than the hp mini. The nc10 build quality is fantastic it is also very quiet and cool unlike the HP. The screen brightness is great and I normally max it out but on this thing I can run about half brightness which also saves on battery. The wifi picked right up although samsung updater did update the wifi drivers which helped quite a bit. I did purchase the 2gb ram upgrade per amazon and this thing is really fast. I also own a Dell XPS M1210 with a 12" screen and keyboard and I honestly would put this netbook up against it in speed. The nc10 is very light and I really like the fact that I dont have a large battery protruding from the back. I would say if you are on the fence with other netbooks vs. the NC10, don't be just order it you will be very happy! I consider myself a fairly anal person when it comes to techie stuff and this has so far exceeded my expectations.
***Also if you are in the market for a netbook bag which can hold the NC10 and the charger adapter look into a Golla Mini Sleeve. This thing looks nice and can hold the netbook on one side and an adapter on the other inside pouch. The bag doesn't take up much room but is easy to travel with. Best buy carries them at the moment although the color options appear to be geared towards females. But you can also find them online on various auction sites. ...more info
- A Gift
Purchased this item as a "Just Cause" gife for my G/F. He's had it for about 8 hrs now and she's been raving about it. From the pink/white color scheme to the ease of operation. ...more info
- Great Netbook
I bought my NC10 about a month ago now. I have been very pleased with it so far. I did upgrade the memory from 1GB to 2GB - it's a very cost-effective upgrade with memory as cheap as it is now. It performs well, you can even do some light gaming on it. I mostly use it to surf the web, email, hulu.com, etc.
If your in the market for a Netbook, you can't go wrong with the Samsung. And in reality, I'd dare say it's one of the best ones on the market....more info
- Perfect computer for travel
I did a little research and decided that the Samsung NC10 was the best netbook available right now due to the long battery life. I was right! I LOVE this little computer. I literally opened it for the first time on the plane to Paris. Everything worked perfectly right out of the box (except the McAfee - dump it quick!). I got online in a few seconds in the terminal waiting for the next plane. As I am traveling extensively overseas right now, I need a computer that can find and connect to available wireless networks quickly, and it does. The battery lasts about 6 hours - not even trying to save it. (Everyone else is scrambling for a place to plug in - not easy overseas.) I can just stick it in my purse and go all day. The video cam works great for Skype and staying in touch with family. I have had NO problems, and I am SOOOO glad I made the last minute decision to get this computer. Amazon got it there when they said they would, too. Good purchase. ...more info
- Samsung NC10 review
I just purchased Samsung NC10 14 GB 10.2 Notebook. I think this is great little notebook if that's what you are looking for. It is easy to type, good resolution and very light for what you can do with it. It is also a lot of fun to use. This is the only notebook I carry with me when I teach or travel. Another great product from Samsung!!!...more info
- Great little Netbook
This Samsung is a great little unit. It is replacing an old Toshiba notebook I have. My wife and I have used it for a couple of weeks now (including a trip) and it's everything I expected and more. It's very well built and it's feature set is just right. The keyboard is excellent. My wife used to type for a living and she had no problems with it. The webcam works as advertised, and the bluetooth works great with a Logitech bluetooth mouse and the Motorola S9 headphones I purchaced separately. The one upgrade I made was to buy a 2GB memory stick which was easy to install (5 minutes). Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase and would definitely recommend it to anyone....more info
- Wonderful little machine!
I just got mine yesterday and have to say that I love, love, love it! I am a Mac person at heart and will always have one (currently have an eMac for my home office) but, more recently have had to own a PC for work. It's a Panasonic Toughbook. Love that, too, but needed a smaller PC for myself to keep work and personal stuff separate and so when I travel (not for work) I have a little something to bring along. This NC10 is just the thing. I bought a white one after reading several of the reviews that mentioned issues with fingerprints and the ability to see the keyboard. So far, after a day, I like the key size most of all. The keyboard is also so easy to use, though I have attached my wireless mouse to make it better for me. That's just a personal thing. I found that the NC10's touch pad is very sensitive and after I had put moisturizer on my hands I found that the cursor would not move at all. So wireless mouse will keep the touch pad clean, too. Price is right, size is right, looks great, portability is awesome. Honestly, it was a toss-up between the NC10 and an Asus, but after reading many many reviews, this one won by a landslide. Read both good and bad reviews for what you are looking for and you can't go wrong. ...more info
- Great machine
I've had this for about a week now and love it. I have a desktop so I just wanted this to check email, surf the web, watch streaming videos, etc... nothing too serious. So far I have absolutely no complaints. The upgrade to 2GB of RAM was easy, it picks up my wireless connection with no problem, I routinely get 6+ hours of battery life, and web pages load quickly.
I was worried a bit about the speakers from some of the reviews here, but someone posted a "fix" on one of the discussions and after that my speakers are louder than my girlfriend's Macbook. They are still a little tinny, but I can't complain much about that.
Highly recommended for someone who wants portability but doesn't want to pay $2000+ for a lot of features they won't use....more info
- Great Little Netbook for the Traveler
I got this notebook after reading all the glowing reviews on it. I am literally wrapping up my first trip with it and typing this review on the Samsung from my hotel room.
I wanted something that was small and lightweight to do my email and browsing on while away and the Samsung performed as expected.
The almost full size keyboard was no problem to type on. I minimized the taskbar to get more screen while browsing. As some comment on the trackpad takes some getting used to but is manageable. In general I used a little tiny travel USB mouse which was fine and made things easier as I'm not a trackpad fan anyway.
Battery life was very good. Wifi worked fine here at the hotel out of the box.
I got mine in blue and it is sharp looking. I also got the RAM upgrade and the neoprene CaseLogic case that everyone recommended here. It fit the little mouse and power supply just perfect but left no room for anything else.
Overall I am very pleased with this little laptop which allowed me to do all my email (I use gmail) and other web related work. I was able to login to my home computer via gotomypc on the Samsung without any issues or performance problems.
For anyone looking for a good little netbook I would recommend this product. IF I had to pick any con to it I would say the speakers could be a bit louder but if you plan on listening to any real sound just attach some earbud headphones to it and listen that way.
I recently bought the Samsung NC 10 netbook and all I can say is WOW!!!! This is the best netbook for me because of the following reasons:
1. The screen is nice and bright and the right size.
2. I love the weight of this netbook; can put it in my large purse for travelling. I did buy a blue leather slip case for it on Amazon and I am so happy with the fit.
3. It runs very quiet and does not get warm on your lap.
4. I love the color-Blue
5. Excellent battery using it in normal mode.(6-7 hours)
6. Does what a regular laptop can do for most people:
reading and sending e-mail, surfing the internet, writing letters and memos, seeing PowerPoint slideshows, banking, and shopping.
7. I can take it anywhere!
8. Fast wireless connection.
9. This was one of my best purchases this year because my laptop was getting way too heavy to travel with. Now it will not be a problem.
10. Sound is very good; excellent with headphones!
11. Excellent keyboard.
As far as cons: I really don't have any. Yes, the blue does show fingerprints. So I have a small cloth that I use. The touch pad seems a little small at first, but you will soon get used to it; OR use a wireless mouse, which I do.
I an so enjoying this netbook and would highly recommend it!!! I did research all of the current netbooks for about a month before purchasing the NC 10 and this one is a winner!!!...more info
- Great little machine
Does everything we wanted in a netbook. Light, good-sized keyboard and monitor. More than adequate speed. Readily connects with available Wi-Fi systems. If you can live without cd-rom, why pay anything more?...more info
- Thrilled with my Samsung NC 10
After so many overseas trips and either intruding upon my colleagues for access to internet and email, or, after many trips to the hotel desk for access to their business office, and, needing to place a telephone call home from Japan and elsewhere, I finally determined that my last trip without small, very portable access to all of the above was indeed my last! I must admit that I had been thinking about something very small like HP or Dell, but in exploring reviews of many netbooks, I bought the Samsung NC10 on the basis of a video review provided by Laptop Magazine...I am absolutely thrilled with my choice! The keyboard is just ever so slightly under full sized so I can type accurately with ease...and the 10 inch screen is fabulous! The screen is very bright and clear, and it can easily be seen at a wide angle (and I'm one of those nuts that is using my netbook without even taking the plastic shipping "screen shield" off...battery life seems to be great!!! I'm using mine at normal power mgr settings, and I do indeed believe I'm getting seven hours of usage as advertised (with the standard supplied battery...I do shut down completely after each use, and the NC10 boots up very quickly). I am not a great fan of using touchpads though this one, while on the small side, works well. I am instead using a new Logitech Nano laser that works beautifully, and it has the new and very small transceiver that barely protrudes from one of the three netbook USB ports. With the standard 1GB memory and 160 GB hard drive, this is fast enough (you can upgrade to 2GB very easily)and more than large enough for me! This little thing is great! I'm now using it while I'm watching the Stanley Cup playoffs, and it's great because I can do everything with it, and barely take my eyes off of the game!
- I have been researching netbooks for a while now and this one came out on top.
I was waiting for HP to release the 2140 with the HD display but when they did, all they had as smart, pre-built options had a 6-cell battery. But wait, their 6-cell is not like the NC10 6-cell, theirs sticks down vertically which would cause quite a problem when inserting and removing from sleeves, bags, etc. I could have just purchased the 6-cell smart-buy option and buy an additional 3-cell as an accessory but they don't offer it as an accessory! I called HP and complained and they said my only option was to configure it myself with a 3-cell, but then it would have been $150 more (over $600 total) for less of a netbook!!! I was thoroughly fed-up. I also could have gone with HP's 1035NR but was so fed up with them that I didn't want to give them my business.
My other option was the Lenovo S10, but didn't hear any good reviews on the standard 3-cell battery life. Again, I could have gotten the 6-cell option but it stuck out of the back of the netbook. The NC10 6-cell is made for the netbook and does not stick out at all; it fits flush, which is nice.
I ordered the white version and it is a nice pearlized white. It is not shiny/glossy so it does not show fingerprints at all.
The netbook came with a plain, standard, soft touch sleeve which is nice since now I don't have to buy a sleeve.
I have used the netbook for a few hours over the weekend and it runs very nice. I went to crucial.com and did a system scan and ordered a 2 GB RAM upgrade for $27.99 before shipping. The netbook is thoroughly fast already, but why not double the RAM when it's only $27.99 and really easy to install?
Overall, I absolutely love the netbook and couldn't be happier with my choice. ...more info
- Samsung NC10-14GW
Love this netbook . . . It has almost as much power as my full size laptop at 1/4 the weight. I run microsoft Streets and maps, MS word, ACT! and more....more info
- Great little mini laptop
I purchased this product about a month ago and I love it- its compact and light. You can handle it with one hand. The keyboard is like the average PC keyboard. The booting is fast and downloads are quick. The screen is sharp and bright. The best part is the battery life. If you are looking for overall satisfaction, then this is the one. The volume is a lot to be desired, but that is easily fixed by adding speakers....more info
- Fantastic netbook
This netbook is amazing. I usually do not write reviews here but I must make an exception for this little netbook. I have been using it for the past 3 weeks and it doesn't stop amazing me. The portability, compactness apart, the machine seems to have excellent build quality like others before me wrote about. Connecting to Wi-Fi is effortless with no dropped connections. I'm planning to upgrade to 2GB RAM but for the moment, the 1GB seems to be good enough. Haven't faced any machine sluggishness with the limited applications I use which are email, web browsing, photo and music management. Even after hours of usage, the netbook underside doesn't heat up as much as my 13" Macbook. The fan also seems to be extra silent. I haven't tested the battery life as yet since I tend to use the power source whenever I can. But getting 6-7 hrs life out of this little machine seems very much possible.
Overall, this little netbook is good value for the higher price you pay for it. I had the Asus 1000HA in mind previously but this one was easily available here in India. I had also read the rave reviews about this product here which titled my decision towards buying this one. No regrets about buying this one. Highly recommended.
UPDATE 4/22/09 - Replaced the 1GB RAM with 2GB. The process was a breeze and is fairly simple.Have been using the netbook basically for web-surfing since then, so cannot comment on overall speed increase but I did find a considerable difference while opening some applications and files. A recommended upgrade....more info