Summary: The Samsung NC20 is a good Netbook that is comfortable, light and has a good battery life – the three fundamental qualities that many of us seek. Its Via Nano processor can totally stand against Intel’s 1.6Ghz single-core Atom and its hard disk is even faster than many (more expensive) laptops that we tried before.
Summary: In a market populated by shrinky-dink netbooks with low-res displays for under 400 bucks, hulking bottom-feeder laptops for $750 with severely compromised mobility, and svelte ultraportables hovering near the daunting two-grand mark, the Samsung NC20 is a revelation. The formula Samsung has settled on for this system works very well indeed; it's just what I've wanted to see since netbooks promised us affordable ultraportability but forced a few too many compromises.
Summary: The XP-only NC20 currently has one main rival at the same screen size, Dell's Mini 12, which can be bought in Ubuntu Linux or XP versions. The Ubuntu version is a bit cheaper than the XP of course, but the main difference is that the Samsung has a larger hard disk and a better battery - Dell supplies an inferior 3 cell 24WHr unit with the Mini 12.
Summary: Features Available in a choice of white or black, Samsung’s NC20 isn’t all about the VIA’s Nano processor. It offers a few other niceties. For starters it’s armed with a larger-than-usual 12.1-inch glossy display which provides a useful 1280×800-pixel resolution. The screen is brighter and crisper than most and makes Web browsing and casual gaming an absolute joy – gone is the endless scrolling up and down. Elsewhere, it’s very much a standard netbook affair.
Summary: Das derzeit einzige vergleichbare Subnotebook ist das Dell Mini 12 . Dieses lässt Samsung mit dem NC20 einfach in der Ecke stehen. Das Subnotebook ist bei weitem nicht perfekt, kompensiert seine Schwächen jedoch über die Leistung und setzt sich deutlich von einer Intel-Atom-Plattform ab. Für einen Aufpreis von 100 Euro erhält man das Samsung NC20 auch mit integriertem UMTS-Modul.