Product Type: Samsung Netbook
Newest Review: ... (I personally think it is a ruse to get you to fork out for £150s worth of software!), but the Samsung NC10 comes with Open Office alread... more
Great things do come in small packages
Member Name: cyberchi
Advantages: Battery life, comfort of use, portability
Disadvantages: Can run hot at times
Needing a machine that crammed as much as possible into a light, small and reliable system for a 6 month hitch hiking and backpacking trip lead me to the NC10. All the research prior to purchase was confirmed on the first boot. Sleek in design this fitted all my requirements, running on average between 6-10 hours on a single charge, powerful enough to run VB.NET, photoshop and image stitching applications at the SAME TIME and still fit happily into my daysack without being too noticeable. Built in camera and mic meant communications with family and friends was a given at any time.
Ergonomically the keyboard takes very little adjusting to with the keys being nearly the same size as a standard keyboard. It does tend to run a little hot at times when positioned on a lap rather than a table/desk however this is not too noticeable. The screen copes with sunglare fairly well, being bright enough to be able to be used outside with little trouble within reason. Overall a happy customer with a good product. Top of the reviews then and still there now in my opinion.
Summary: A fine product that was a leader a year ago and is still fighting that spot today