Good netbook but not enough power to relplace your laptop
11 June 2010
Excerpt: I have a Sony Viao laptop but i wanted something lighter and more portable for travelling so I thought about getting myself a netbook. I had a look round the shops but they all just seemed too small and I had trouble even reading the text on the screen but then I seen an article on the Samsung nc20 which is the upgrade of the nc10 which I had looked at and thought was nice but too small.
Hard to find real fault with this versatile laptop - and pretty too!
6 January 2010
Excerpt: When I finally gave up on my Dell Studio laptop, I decided to go for portability and price over looks and speed. After much hunting I discounted the host of standard netbooks available and went for the slightly larger Samsung NC20. The attraction for me was the larger than average glossy 12.1" screen, and the ability to upgrade the memory from the standard 1gb, together with past good experiences of the marque.
Excerpt: I've had the pleasure of using this netbook for the last month or so, and I love it. After a lot of research I decided to go for the NC20 as it matched all my requirements and was already highly recommended by a reliable source. This is an upgrade from the NC10 model, and uses the new Via Nano processor, offering superior performance over the Intel Atom used in most other netbooks. Samsung is the first manufacturer to use Nano in a mobile device.
Summary: I am very impressed with the Notebook. The only disappointment was that I had to load Office 2003 on to it. It wasn't included in the deal. Apart from that, it means all my expectations. Well done!
Summary: Bought one of these for my girlfriend who is an academic and works in the library a lot. The screen size allows long use and can, after a fashion, just about let you compare two documents side by side. Keyboard is straight from the NC10- great quality, but they could have made more of the extra space. As people have noted before, the arrow keys are small, and the windows keys (either side of the spacebar) have been swapped for some reason.
Pros: Screen size, keyboard quality, battery life
Cons: screen looks washed out, battery manager only works out of the box with an admin account on XP
Summary: This Mini-notebook is just amazing.. I've had Dell & Sony laptops before.. this performs just as well, but half the weight, the battery lasts approx 4 hours and although alittle tinny, the sound is better than my previous Sony. I can make calls via skype without requiring a headset and all my programs run perfectly. The Atom processor is fast enough and thank God, it had XP and not the dreaded Vista, so all my applications ran as fast as I required.
Summary: I previously had an NC-10 and thought that was great...but this netbook is even better. The larger screen is well worth the extra cash to avoid excessive scrolling. The machine is fast and screen resolution is excellent. It will even run Windows 7 !
Summary: So far the only issues I've had with this laptop are minor - it's taking a while to get used to the keyboard - a longer right hand shift would be very useful. And the fingerprints... arrrgh the fingerprints! (The shiny outer case is covered with my greasy paw marks.) Otherwise, it's light, but sufficiently large enough to make everyday use convenient. I prefer it over the lighter, but tiny, 10.1 inches.
Summary: Have been using this for a while now. Great little netbook. It isn't really a full laptop replacement, it is a little slovenly to boot, or load apps etc, lacks a bit of grunt for more intensive work. However, it is a netbook, primarily aimed at light duties, like web browsing. It is great for this. Battery life is fairly good. chassis is nicely built, screen is great. All in all, it is a great purchase, I'm very happy with it.
Excerpt: Netbooks are becoming more & more popular at the moment, primarily because of their size making them ideal to carry with you on the move. Samsung's latest offering the NC20, is the successor to the highely popular NC10, so what added extras does this offer? Well something you'll notice straight away is the larger 12 inch screen which is in fact the largest screen ever seen on a network & almost brings it into laptop terriority.