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.
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: 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.
Summary: I would like to give this product 5 stars because I am very happy with it but there is just one too many (minor) drawbacks which prevent it from getting a perfect rating. I bought this machine for portability i.e. lugging through airports and around town. I don't use it for playing games, just the usual business stuff. I knew that a 10" netbook would be too small for prolonged periods of work and hoped that a 12" would be better.
Not really a mini note book more of a small but perfectly formed laptop
Mr. P. T. Mcmahon "pauldotmac", Amazon
27 August 2009
Summary: Samsung NC20 12.1-inch Mini-notebook (VIA Nano U2250 1.3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Bluetooth, Windows XP Home, Black) Been looking for a new laptop for a while and came to the conslusion that a 10" screen was too small and the 15" laptop was too big to lug around. As far as I'm concerned there are 3 basic requirements for a laptop; light weight, long battery life and good screen resolution. The Samsung NC20 seems to fit them all.
Great laptop for travelling, blogging, watching an occasional film, and of course surfing
7 July 2009
Summary: Would agree with everyone else, this is a grap laptop, great for doing the stuff I just listed above. However, if you want a machine to play the occasional video game, multi-task, do any cpu hogging graphics editing or running resource hogging tasks like several windows on the latest microsoft office, adobe reader etc then you probably should invest in a higher spec computer. I have this laptop as well as a desktop, I regularly switch between the two.
Summary: This laptop is really good, I am absolutely happy that I have bought it! There is only one thing I really dont like about it: If you take out the accu you have to put something instead because the laptop will loose its balance a little bit....by constructing it like this they didnt think aboout people working home and using the charger.It would have been easy to build the back feet of the laptop not on the accu but on the laptop itself.
Summary: I bought one of these 2 weeks ago, really smart portable netbook, it is worth the extra weight for the larger screen, it makes it more comfortable to view.The clarity of the screen is excelent and the glossy glass has caused no issues so far. The keyboard is slick and touch typing is no problem. Upgraded the memory to 2gb after a couple of days and noticed an improvement in performance, at £17 for the upgrade I would recommend it. All in all a good system.