Advantages Excellent size and weight
Disadvantages Not powerful enough
I have a Sony Viao laptop but i wanted something lighter and more portable for travelling so I thought about getting myself a netbook. I had a look round the shops but they all just seemed too small and I had trouble even reading the text on the screen but then I seen an article on the Samsung nc20 which is the upgrade of the nc10 which I had looked at and thought was nice but too small. The big difference between them was that the nc20 had a 12 inch screen instead of the usual 9 or 10 inches. After reading reviews I decided to buy it.The nc20 comes with 1GB of RAM and 160GB of hard drive. It also comes with a via nano processor instead of the usual Intel atom one and this is supposed to make it quicker.
I upgraded the memory to 2Gb which was really easy to do even for me and I expected this to make it run as smooth as a laptop but I was disappointed in this.
I added Microsoft office and vlc player and I only use it for internet, watching videos and for word documents. Surfing the internet is fine and the pages look good but sometimes when I have a few tabs open then it does go a little slower than I would like. Youtube is especially annoying and the videos take ages to load and then they are jumpy.
Watching videos on the vlc player look nice and the screen has a resolution of 1200 x 800 but it is forever stalling and switching itself off and stalling which is annoying. With the upgraded 2GB RAM and 160GB hard drive I expected it to run so much better than it does.
Another thing that disappointed me was the fact it still comes with a power brick albeit a smaller one. I was really hoping it would be able to forego this to bring the weight down when in my backpack.
The white gets so dirty really easily but a quick wipe of a cloth will bring it back up gleaming.
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