Product Type: Samsung Netbook
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NC10 out of 10
Member Name: Cal28
Advantages: Long battery life. Full sized Keys, Easy to Use Trackpad, Good Hard Drive. Small.
Disadvantages: No CD/DVD drive (but no netbooks do & can be bought as seperate if needed)
After owning a Dell Studio 15 (never again!) I found that it was too heavy to carry around on a daily basis along with all my other bags & marking (as a teacher). It was this reason that I started looking at netbooks and read up on reviews. The NC10 was one of the ones that stood out and I went to see it at a local store.
One of the main reasons I chose this over any other netbooks was the fullsized keys, larger hardrive and longlife battery as well as being 10" rather than 8".
The trackpad is also easy to use and although I bought a Logitech VX Nano I now use this on my main PC and am happy with just the trackpad for Office programme based work.
Since I have had the netbook I've found it works quickly, stores more than enough work and is light enough to carry around for long periods and without the need to have the charger with you to keep it alive.
I did encounter one problem where the battery stopped charging, this was after 11 months. Samsung customer care was brilliant and they collected and repaired it within a few days and due to this fact alone I now have bought many more Samsung products.
Programmes that I have run on NC10: Office 2003, Adobe Photoshop.
I've suggested this to many people who have been looking for a laptop/netbook and they have also been very happy with it. Well Done Samsung!
Summary: Small yet perfectly formed.