jameweigh... 5


Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:14.10.2008



Samsung NC10 Netbook


Lots of connectivity  -  Big keyboard  -  excellent screen  -  Good spec

bad sleeve to store netbook  -  battery life not that long  -  small touchpad

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:


Look & Feel

Comfort & Portability

Robustness & Durability

Value For Money

Memory / capacityGood

Ease of useEasy

Range of Extra FeaturesGood

Instruction manualGood

Manufacturer SupportGood

4 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (100%):
  1. TheHairyGodmother
  2. catsholiday
  3. Deru
and 3 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

I managed to pick up this netbook for £299 which is oustanding value - from play.com.

The netbook is very light and can fit almost anywhere - it is very easy to carry around - you can set up anywhere and very easily connect to the internet where available.

The netbook looks very stylish and everything is laid out well. The keyboard is the biggest i have ever seen on a netbook - its almost full size which is a bonus as I have a lot of typing to do. One disadvantage of this is that the mousepad has been made very small which is a nuisance - you do get used to it but it is not ideal.

The specs for this netbook are impressive I mean a massive 160GB hard drive, a 10.2 inch screen. 1 GB of RAM and a 1.6GHZ intel atom processor. This spec allows the netbook to operate very fastly - the whole 6 months I have had this netbook - it has never froze and I run a lot of demanding programs at once e.g Word and Paintshop.

The 160GB goes a very long way - its common knowlefge that you do not get 160GB as the operating system takes up room and other system priorities. The screen is quite big - it is very bright and generally displays everything really nicely. The only problem with the screen is the resolution - the max is 1024*600 - now this sometimes causes problems especially yahoo mail - I had to revert back to the old style mail as the screen could not display it properly - as detected by yahoo and confirmed by me.

The battey life is the biggest selling point - I mean it is what made me buy the netbook. Now after 6 months of use - I am not impressed with the battery life. I mean if you want the 6 - 8 hours you will need to have everything on the lowest settings and basically not do anything demanding. I have got 8 hours using the batttery manager - i placed everything at the lowest settings and got my 7 and a half hours.

But after a recharge with everything on lowest settings - running some demanding programs - i got 4 and a half hours - now whilst this is still good - its not that impressive. If you switch to max performance the netbook is superb - everything is much faster and more enjoyable but then you will be getting a maximum battery life of 3 hours. Then there is the fact that batteries lose power after a while anyway.

The netbook can also get very hot - whether its charging or not - so dont put it on bare legs :-)

The charger is good and it doesn't take long to charge - especially when you can use the netbook whilst it is charging. The sleeve for storage is losuy and does nothing to protect the netbook - as well as there being no valcro lid to secure the netbook.

The netbook comes with windows XP service pack 3 - it really performs well on this machine - windows XP is very easy to use and compliments the system. Some say these netbooks are only really for the internet - well let me assure you - a lot more can be done on this one.

There is lots of connectivity for this netbook - there are 3 USB ports - a card reader - and an ethernet port - all work well and have very fast transfer rates. I had about 100 songs to write onto a USB stick and it was done in about 5 minutes - that is very quick.

This netbook is outstanding and is the best on the market even if it is slighlty more expensive than some of the others.
  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 2p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 2p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

catsholiday 21.09.2009 13:44

Trying to decide which mini notebook to buy so this is very useful - thanks.

redeyes22 05.01.2009 23:21

great review aggy xx

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Compare prices »

1 to 4 out of 4 offers for Samsung NC10   Sorted by: Price 

Product Information »

Manufacturer's product description

Even though it is one of the world's lightest netbooks in its 10.2" class, the NC10's innovative design is packed w...

Dimensions & weight

Weight 1.24 kg, 1.33 kg, 1.3 kg, 1.2 kg
Height 3.5 cm, 3 cm
Depth 18.8 cm, 18.6 cm, 18.5 cm

Processor / chipset

Chipset Intel NM10 Express, Mobile Intel 945GSE Express, Intel 945GSE Express
Front Side Bus 667 MHz, 533 MHz
Cache L2 - 512 KB

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Samsung NC10 has been rated:

"very helpful" by (100%):

  1. TheHairyGodmother
  2. catsholiday
  3. Deru

and 3 other members

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Products you might be interested in »

Samsung NC110 A01

Samsung NC110 A01

Screen Size: 10.1 in - Atom, Intel Atom - HDD: 250 GB - Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 18.90

Samsung N150 JA03

Samsung N150 JA03

Screen Size: 10.1 in - Atom, Intel Atom - HDD: 160 GB, 250 GB - Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

User reviews (2)

Buy now for only £ 25.99

Samsung NC20

Samsung NC20

Netbook - 12.1 in - CPU: Via Nano, Nano - RAM: 1 GB, 1 GB

User reviews (3)

Buy now for only £ 204.99

Are you the manufacturer / provider of Samsung NC10? Click here