|Samsung NC10-14GW 10.2-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, 6 Cell Battery, XP Home) White
|List Price: $439.00
Our Price: $419.99
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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" 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
- Would buy it the next time
I've been using NC10 for a couple of months. Moreover, my unit is equipped with a built-in GSM/UMTS/HSPA modem which is a great advantage indeed and gives the user the real connectivity freedom as you're no limited to WiFi's available. My wife owns an MSI U100 which I had been operating previously. NC10's pros in comparison with MSI U100 are the built-in modem mentioned above as well as a better battery and keyboard. Cons is the display which is not as bright as on the MSI....more info
- Great Little Computer
I read online reviews, watched You Tube reviews, and saw a few of the competition models before determining the NC10 was the one I wanted. I am extremely happy with my purchase. The battery life is incredible. I installed my old unused copy of 2002 Microsoft Office and purchased a cheap optical mouse so I could get some work done. Worked beautifully. I've also used it at several location away from home and using wifi to connect to the internet has never been a problem....more info
- Love this Netbook
I purchased this netbook about two weeks and I really love it. I did a ton of research and read just about everything on available netbooks. I decided to get the Samsung based on all the great reviews I read about it, especially here on Amazon. I looked at the Dell Mini 10, the HP mini 1000, the MSI Wind. Since I travel all the time, I needed something that was light enough to travel with yet, was powerful enough to handle all the things I need for work. There seemed to be issues with all the other ones I liked at, except the Samsung. There is a great support on-line community that offers good suggestions too. I am not highly technical, but can get by with a little help. I'm not going to do anything fancy with it. If you are debating about a netbook, I highly recommend them and I highly recommend the Samsung. I love it....more info
- 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
- Excellent Netbook
Purchased this netbook over the Asus and HP models after reading the customer reviews. Purchased with a Crucial 2GB 667 Mhz CT25664AC667 DDR2 200-Pin SODIMM Laptop Memory and Samsung SE-T084M/RSWD External Slim Slot Load USB Lightscribe DVD Writer (White). The memory was a very easy upgrade to do, less than 10 minutes. The DVD drive however, was another story. See my review under that product.
So far, after a week with this netbook, nothing but great comments. Lightweight, speedy, keyboard easy to get used to, and adequate graphics. I'm about to go on a business trip, and will take this netbook over my usual laptop. I'm certainly going to be traveling light!
- Wonderful Netbook!
I did a lot of research before finally making my decision for which netbook I would buy. I read as many reviews as I could find and I'm so glad I did. I love my Samsung NC10 and would recommend it to anyone....more info
- Best 10" netbook on the market
I spent about three months reading netbook reviews--both professional and consumer. I decided on the Samsung NC-10 after reading so many positive comments about its keyboard, called best-in-class by a number of publications, and its excellent battery life (bested only by the Asus Eee PC 1000HE). I'm a college student and I use my computer to take notes during class and for research/typing papers. The Samsung has exceeded my expectations for these uses and I imagine it would do the same for any college student.
Very good screen: above average viewing angles, very bright, razor-sharp, and not glossy.
Excellent keyboard: good key placement, standard-size right shift key, comfortable size, and excellent tactile feedback.
Excellent battery life: I've averaged 7.5-8 hours per charge with the "Max Battery Life" power usage setting. I like that Samsung chose to include a 6-cell battery as standard equipment. The point of a netbook, to me, is extreme portability with "all day" battery life. The other netbooks that ship with a three- or four-cell battery good for 2-3 hours of battery life seem inadequate.
Very quiet: the system fan is barely noticeable in a quiet room, and not noticeable at all during a college lecture. The hard drive (Samsung branded) is extremely quiet both at idle and during head seek operations.
Solid build quality: all panels and covers are properly aligned and feel well-anchored.
Sound quality (when using headphones): the internal sound card produces clean sound with plenty of bass when using headphones. There is no noise/electrical interference with the sound output.
Well-designed cooling system: all the laptops I've owned required care so as not to cover up the cooling system air intake on the bottom of the system. Samsung has instead placed a row of air intake vents along the front edge of the system (under the touchpad). It's much easier to avoid blocking these vents, and as such, the system stays cooler.
Easy access to memory socket: unlike many netbooks, this system has a memory socket access cover on the bottom of the system. Simply remove one screw, pop the cover off, and you can easily upgrade the memory. Some netbooks require significant disassembly to upgrade the memory, but that is not the case with the NC10.
Convenient pre-set power usage profiles: there are three Samsung-designed power usage profiles in addition to the standard power usage profiles included with Windows XP. They are: "Max Performance," "Normal," and "Max Battery Life." These profiles will sacrifice battery life for performance, balance the two, or sacrifice performance for battery life, respectively. I've found them very handy to have...I use Max Battery Life most of the time, but switch to Max Performance when I need to multitask or do something otherwise CPU-intensive.
There honestly aren't many, none of them are unique to Samsung, and they were all expected when I purchased the computer.
Tinny speakers: the speakers are very tinny, are mounted on the bottom of the unit, and don't provide much volume. As mentioned above, though, the sound output is perfectly adequate when using headphones. I wouldn't imagine many people buy a netbook for its speaker quality. Use a set of headphones if you like to listen to music.
Balance issues with standard 6-cell battery: you must take care when using this system on your lap. The 6-cell battery causes the weight balance to be near the back of the machine, so the system could easily tip backward off of your lap if you're not careful.
All in all, this computer does exactly what I need it to do. Again, I only listed the "cons" because they are some things to be conscious of before you buy this computer. I used to be a Toshiba loyalist, but I'm so pleased with this Samsung netbook that my next full-size laptop will likely be a Samsung, as well. I feel confident in saying that this is the best 10" netbook currently on the market. It is more expensive than some of the competition, but the price is worth it. Samsung has engineered a great machine and chose not to sacrifice quality to save a few bucks. ...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
- LOVE THIS NETBOOK!!!!!!!!
I recently purchased this netbook and after ordering was very excited to recieve it in the mail. Almost two months later, the excitement has not subsided. This is a great little computer, and allows me to do all the functions I need to do. The only thing I would recommend is getting an external cd/dvd drive. I thought I could get by on just usb alone, but realized I was wrong when I went to import some of my cd's to iTunes. I mainly use my computer for email, internet, music, word processing, and photo storage. I have definitely been impressed by what this machine has to offer!!!...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
- Pink Computer
I love this little smurf 'puter. It is so easy to carry around and everyone asks about it....more info
- Great travel solution
Got this for travel. Easily slips into a shoulder handbag, thus eliminating the need for a separate computer bag. Shrunken keyboard and screen are quite acceptable for short periods of time. Battery life is impressive. Fine for watching downloaded movies. Croaks a little when streaming some web video. Speakers not sufficient to hear well unless you plug in headset. ...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
- Don't buy this netbook if you want to use audio chatting or VOIP.
This is the absolute worse gizmo I have paid money for that you cannot use to talk to someone over Skype, Messenger or any VOIP program. The audio with digital USB headphones is just horrendous and even worse with analog headphones connected to the I/O ports. My advice is not to waste money on this, particularly that Samsung support is somehwere in the 3rd world where nobody knows zilch and they just waste your time by asking you the same questions over and over again. If you do not want to chat using this netbook, then it is a pleasant surprise, but expect to throw it away rather than deal with Samsung support....more info
- This is the netbook you want...
I bought this netbook for a simple purpose, to use as I travel to manage my blog. I will carry this along with my work laptop to keep personal things separate. This is compact, but not too small. It has the video port and RJ45 internet port built in (unlike the HP model). It has three USB ports (very handy). It instantly recognized my bluetooth mouse without having to plug in the stupid dongle (or take up one of the USB ports). You can choose how big or small to make the partitioned D drive when you boot up for the first time (the partitioning directions are included in the handy cheat sheet). I made mine 0mb (that's zero) so everything is one contiguous C drive. It comes with a nice little slipcover (not a padded neoprene one, but very sufficient for my needs). It also has nearly zero bloatware. I ordered the memory upgrade direct from Crucial.com. The unit works great. And I bought the blue one which looks very distinctive. I chose to buy the cheapest external CD drive (which was not very portable, but I wasn't seeking portability in the CD drive). I installed Office 2007, some other writing tools and I'm all set up. It surfs the Internet pretty fast (did not notice any degradation). The price is right, the size is right and the configuration is right (160GB and XP). This is the one you want....more info
- The first thing you should do when you receive this netbook -- run a screen test
I purchased the white NC10 from Ritz Camera (an Amazon seller) about a week ago and received it yesterday. Because I had heard that some of the screens on the NC10s may have blotch problems, the first thing I did was run a screen test. One of the other reviewers recommended PassMark, which is free for 30 days. Anyway, I was completely jazzed to turn on my NC10 and, right away, I fell in love with it -- it really is worth all the hype. After getting past the set-up phase, I downloaded the screen test. Sure enough, two shadows appeared in the lower left-hand corner of the monitor. My heart just sank because I knew there was a possibility that I could get one of these monitors. However, unless you're really looking for it, you would never know that it's there. But it does show up on a white solid background, as well as on one of the gray patterned backgrounds. I contacted Samsung and their customer service is excellent. They provided me with a transaction number so that when I take it to UPS, they will box it up and ship it to the repair center for free. I was told that it will take around 4 business days for it to be repaired. I considered returning the product, but decided against it for several reasons. First, since it's a manufacturing flaw, there's still the possibility of receiving another netbook with the exact same problem. Secondly, the repair and cost of shipping is free. Finally, I purchased this netbook for $379 (using a coupon code), and I haven't come close to finding that price anywhere else. I also have to mention that this netbook is just way too cool! I don't want to part with it, but I'm sure the minor repair will be worth it in the end.
On another note, I had a very difficult time removing the plastic insert in the SD card slot. It would not budge using the edge of my fingernail, so I finally had to get a butter knife to pop it out. However, in the process of doing this, it bent the chrome trim right above the slot. It was easy enough to push the trim back into place, but I wasn't expecting to struggle so much with removing that faux plastic SD card. Just a heads up in case anyone else has this problem.
I also want to mention that the white is absolutely beautiful. The online pictures do not do it justice at all. I had a difficult time trying to decide between the blue and white, but ultimately chose the white finish because I already have a dark laptop. The white reminds me of the pearl white color that Cadillac uses on their vehicles. I don't really care about the fingerprint issue, but I still would have chosen the white over the blue if I had to do it all over again.
Additionally, I don't really have a problem with the mouse pad or the speakers. I actually like the smaller tracking pad with the single seesaw-like clicker, and the tracker seems to be very responsive and easy to use. I also don't think that the speakers are that bad. I was expecting them to be really crummy from all of the reviews, but when Windows loaded and closed, they were actually fairly loud. But honestly, I didn't but this netbook for the speakers anyway.
I hope this review helps some of you out there who are still sitting on the fence. The screen issue is a bummer, but Samsung is easy to work with and very willing to fix the problem. Again, you really wouldn't notice it unless you were looking for it. And even if they didn't have such a great warranty policy, I would still keep it in spite of this minor defect. It truly is a rare gem among netbooks!...more info