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Samsung NC10 / Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz / 1GB / 160GB / 10.2 inch / Windows XP Home / Netbook / Laptop / Black

Released on 07 November 2008

Manufacturer: Samsung

5.0 out of 5 (15 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Even though it is one of the world's lightest netbooks in its 10.2" class, weighing just 1.33kg with a powerful 6 cell battery, the NC10's innovative design is packed with the latest technology for maximum mobility and productivity. It also incorporates a range of practical features, like a normal-size, ergonomic notebook PC style keyboard, to simplify life on the move.


Class leading craftsmanship
A class leading design built to fit in with people's fast-paced and digitally interconnected lives, so you can do even more on the move - and still look good! The superb look and feel of its slim and elegant chassis is accentuated with a choice of colours and haptic styling.




Video-conferencing
An integrated 1.3 mega pixel digital motion camera makes it easier than ever to keep in touch with friends and family, using video-conferencing or live messaging. The camera combines the resolution and image quality of a still camera with the sustained high frame rates of a video camera.




'Normal' keyboard
Incorporates a normal-size, notebook PC style keyboard, for easy typing. Its ergonomic design and optimised key spacing make working and communicating a much more pleasurable and productive experience, with fewer errors and faster typing speeds.




Intel Atom processor
Incorporating Intel's smallest and lowest power processor, the Intel Atom processor, which is specifically designed to deliver an amazing Internet experience using netbooks. Based on an entirely new micro architecture, the Intel Atom processor increases energy efficiency to extend battery life, while delivering enhanced mobile performance and increased system responsiveness.




Fully featured for simple data sharing
Enables simple data sharing with a host of advanced connectivity tools, including a 3 in 1 memory card reader (SD, SDHC, MMC), 3 built-in USB ports, and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR* (Enhanced Data Rate), so you can easily transfer pictures, movies and data to and from virtually any modern camera, peripheral or audio-visual device.




10.2" Widescreen LED display
The NC10's 10.2" widescreen display is optimised to deliver a seamless visual experience on netbook and by using LED technology means that the screen is thinner, up to 33% brighter, and uses much less power than traditional LCD screens. Even the durability of the system is better, because there are fewer breakable parts.




Anti-bacterial Keyboard
Uses Silver Nano Technology to coat the keyboard with incredibly small, nano-sized silver ion powder, which makes it impossible for bacteria to live and breed. So, 99.9% of bacteria are successfully eliminated within 24 hours and the netbook remains bacteria free for even longer, creating a more hygienic personal computing environment.

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  • Processor: Intel Atom N270 processor 1.6GHz, 533MHz
  • Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home (SP3)
  • Memory: 1GB DDR2 533 MHz
  • LCD: 10.2" WSVGA (1024 x 600) Non-gloss SuperBright LED backlit
  • HDD: 160GB 5400rpm SATA
  • Optical Drive: None
  • Graphics Processor: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Wireless LAN: Atheros 802.11b.g
  • Bluetooth: 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
  • LAN: 10/100 Ethernet
  • I / O Ports: 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, MMC), 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x Headphone-out, 1 x Mic in, 1 x Integrated Mic, 1 x VGA Port, 1 x RJ45 (LAN)
  • Multimedia: 1.3 Mega Pixel Web Camera
  • Battery Life: 6 Cell Lithium ion - Up to 8 Hours
  • Keyboard: 84 Keys(Europe, Others), 17.7mm Pitch (93% size of Notebook KBD)
  • Speaker: 2x 1.5 watt speakers with enclosure
  • Dimensions(W x D x H): 261.0 mm (W) x 185.5 mm (D) x 30.3 mm (H)
  • Weight: 1.33 kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year International Collect and Return
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customer Reviews

 Average rating (15 reviews)

 The most complete netbook package available

| | See all S162000's reviews (5)

Top 100 PC Reviewer

I used to own a EEE 701 and sold it because of the (very) poor battery life and cramped keyboard. I saved up and waited for a netbook that delievered on everything I required. I'm glad to say this first outing from Samsung does on all counts. For a start it has a 6 cell battery, and I have not got less than 5 hours usage on a full charge, which included watching films, playing games and surfing the web with wifi constantly on. On average I get over 6 hours, pushing 7 just surfing the net. This is pretty amazing considering the average for a netbook at this time of writing is 2.5 hours. This is what a netbook battery life SHOULD be i.e. to make it as portable as possible.

The asthetic of the netbook is pleasing to the eye, it has a shiny lid and matt finish inside. It has a nice blue light on the power button and several neon lights indicating battery, wifi, bluetooth etc. on the rim. The keyboard is a dream to type on, spacious and responsive. Overall it looks professional and smart and will turn heads. Only downers are SD cards jut out slightly on the front and the trackpad is a bit too flush with the case but you get used to it after a day or so.

Performance wise it is nippy and performs tasks with speed as you can expect with the Atom. I use mine for 3G web surfing, retro gaming and watching films. It comes with XP service pack 3 preinstalled and a Samsung disk backup program as well as a battery optimising tool and a trial of McAfee Internet Security. I love the 160 gb HDD its perfect for all my MP3's and videos. Have to say the inbuilt speakers are tinny as hell but are acceptable, as is the webcam.
The wifi has an excellent range and the screen is exceptional quality.

I'm glad I waited for this netobook because it is very, very good at its pricepoint and I can see it becoming the new standard to which to judge all others by. It has no bad points really and I highly recommend it.

 Samsung NC10

| | See all Edwards22's reviews (1)

I have had this now for 4 days and I'm extremely pleased with it. I wanted something smaller and more portable but still with enough power to run films and applications well. This is doing the job perfectly ! The build quality is great and the battery life is amazing to be honest. The only thing i would say is that if you are going to get one do invest in a memory upgrade from 1 to 2 gb as this does make a difference and will only cost you £18 and 1 min to fit !

All round a great purchase that does everything I want it to !

 Blue is Best

| | See all jimbobDB's reviews (1)

What a superb piece of kit! A tiny notebook with the same HDD capacity as my Sony Vaio. Paid 1600 pounds 3 years ago for my sony and the NC10 is faster at connecting to the Internet. Can't get cable in my area so had to get a router and Net adapter to set up a home network. Now I can sit in front of the telly and connect to the Internet wirelessly. It's FAB!!! Buy a samsung NC10, you will not be disappointed I promise you!!!

 The best you can buy ***** stars

| | See all STEVEYG's reviews (9)

I got one of these as gift from my wife and it is without doubt the best notebook available. Believe me we looked into it.
If you need a netbook buy this one
These are fantastic and can be used for more than just surfing because of the size of the hard drive, it is very easy to set up and use.
Five stars all the way!

 great

| | See all jameweights's reviews (34)

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.

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