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Samsung NC20

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Overall 8

Samsung NC20 (21GBK)

PC Magazine
29 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Despite a slightly bloated price tag, the Samsung NC20 (21GBK) is the only netbook that has both a 12-inch widescreen and a full-size keyboard.
  • Pros: Big 12-inch widescreen. Desirable 1,280-by-800 screen resolution. Full-size keyboard. Performance is better than expected. Very portable. Big battery.
  • Cons: Bland design. A bit pricey for a netbook.
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Samsung NC20 Review

29 May 2009
  • 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.
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Samsung's NC20 ultraportable notebook

5 May 2009
  • 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.
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Samsung NC20 netbook

15 April 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

6 April 2009
  • Excerpt: The NC20’s excellent keyboard, larger screen, and long battery life make it the perfect notebook for long stints of heavy typing. Single-application performance ranges from good to excellent, though multitaskers will want to stick with an Atom–based netbook.
  • Pros: Excellent keyboard, Higher screen resolution than typical netbooks, Good performance, Large touch pad, Very good battery life
  • Cons: Subpar multitasking, Can't keep up with HD video playback
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Overall 8

Samsung NC20

LAPTOP Magazine
4 March 2009
  • Summary: The Samsung NC20 blurs the line between netbooks and low-cost ultraportables. While the VIA Nano processor isn’t as powerful as a mainstream Core 2 Duo CPU, it provides similar if not slightly better performance than Intel’s current Atom offerings. And the NC20 offers better performance than the Dell Inspiron Mini 12. When it comes to the U.S.
  • Pros: Bright glossy 12.1-inch screen, Full-size keyboard, Loud speakers, Excellent Wi-Fi performance,
  • Cons: Thicker than 10-inch netbooks, Long boot time for an XP netbook, 5200-mAh battery offers below-average performance for six-cell battery netbook,
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REVIEW: Samsung NC20

20 August 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6

Samsung NC20 review

17 August 2009
  • Summary: A nice idea, but one that doesn't quite come off
  • Pros: Large screen for web browsing
  • Cons: Sluggish, heavy, expensive
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Overall 8
Performance 8

Samsung's NC20 netbook, why it beats the Dell Inspiron Mini 12

PC Authority
29 July 2009
  • Summary: With only Dell's disappointing Inspiron Mini 12 so far released, Samsung doesn't have a great deal of competition at this size.
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Overall 8

Samsung NC20 review

22 June 2009
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