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Samsung NC20
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Samsung NC20

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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...
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Overall 8

Samsung NC20 (21GBK)

PC Magazine
18 May 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'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.
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Overall 9

Review: Samsung NC20

28 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Our hands-down favorite computer of the year is in a category all its own. With its 12.1-inch screen, 3.3-pound fighting weight, outstanding battery life, and exceptional performance, the Samsung NC20 might seem like a new entrant in the ultralight notebook market.
  • Pros: Slaps the netbook market upside the head with the holy trinity of notebook virtues: performance, portability, and play time (nearly four hours on a charge). VIA Nano processor runs circles around Intel Atom found in most netbooks. Full complement of features, including 1.3-megapixel webcam, SD ca...
  • Cons: LCD is on the dim side. Looks won’t incite envy in the executive lounge — can’t we have cheap and sexy?
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Samsung NC20 netbook

15 April 2009
  • Summary: It's smaller than a conventional laptop but bigger than today's netbooks. Is this, in fact, genius?
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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
Performance 6
Battery performance 9
Display 8
Weight 9
Noise 9
Gaming performance 3
Connectivity 8
Keyboard 9
Temperature 9

Review Samsung NC20 Netbook

3 April 2009
  • Conclusion: Can you remember the first netbook which started this hype? Right! The EEE PC with a 7 inch(!) display. The Samsung NC20 lying before us now has a 12 inch display and is still called a netbook, or a mini notebook.
  • Pros: Good design, Good case sturdiness, The guarantee can be extended to up to 48 months, User-friendly, comfortable to use input devices, Low heat and sound emissions, Good battery life, Basically: The idea of a cheap, but still high quality notebook for basic programs.
  • Cons: Glare-type display makes outdoor use hard., A UMTS version is not available yet., We definitely did not miss the Intel Atom CPU. The chip from VIA could perform well enough too.
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Overall 8

Samsung NC20 Review

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.
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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.
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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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