Product Type: Samsung Netbook
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A good quality, reliable product
Samsung NC10 Plus
Member Name: palmer88
Samsung NC10 Plus
Date: 14/02/11, updated on 22/02/11 (157 review reads)
Advantages: Lightweight, Fast, Easy to use
Disadvantages: Software, No internal drive
I have had my net-book for over a year now and have found it a delight to use. In this review i plan to explain the good and bad features (That i have experienced) rather than the a standard 'factory spec' review.
The Net-book is roughly the size of a normal hardback book with the screen being just an inch smaller (10''). I have found this size to be adequate and large enough to surf the web easily.
Next i feel i should mention the weight - in my opinion the same weight as a bag of sugar ( mainly due to the battery pack as without would be even lighter). This was actually quiet suprising as was expecting a much heavier porduct.
Due to past experiences with laptops/net books i was concerned the battery life would be non-existent however once fully charged you are able to surf the web, email, watch films and download music for a full 9+ hours before needing to re-charge - so is a great product if travelling. The only issue i have found is that the charger has to be stored separately and will not fit in to most net-book holdalls but hey with 9 hours of charge who really cares?
The features found on this net-book are excellent - Bluetooth, Digital Web-Camera (built in to the top of screen), 3 USB points and wireless Internet features including WIFI (Ideal if you are on the go!). The net-book also features built in speakers which pack a punch for such a small device. You will also find a point for headphones and fair sized keyboard (17.7mm key pitch) so ideal for typing!
A user guide can be found on the desktop and will guide you through any issues (personally have not had to use this yet) It is also is preloaded with Windows XP.
Software however has been the only issue I have had as not having Microsoft installed can prove a pain if trying to created documents etc however managed to load this easily enough myself with the help of an external drive.
Screen quality is excellent so to is the speed. The pre-installed mouse pad is very responsive and easy enough to use (a normal mouse can be added using the USB).
Overall i feel this netbook is amazing value for money, i would suggest shopping around for a bargain (also when buying online try to find voucher codes to get a better discount). I recently took my netbook on holiday and due to the fab battery life and wifi managed to keep track on my emails and banking with great ease. Buy today you won't regret it!
Summary: Ideal for surfing the web