Summary: Bought for travelling and WIndows compatibility. It had the longest battery use time I could find and a decent size of hard disc. I also bought the external DVD drive that is powered from the USB ports, so doesn't need any more mains plugs and so can be used away from power. Because it is Windows I can sync it to my Desktop machine. The wi-fi has a good range to pick up hotspots when out.
Summary: This machine looks good but its performance does not match. Comes with minimal preloaded software and loading useful stuff takes ages. And in my case has been very erratic on making wireless Internet connections. A huge amount of time has beeen spent puzzling over why it fails to connect.
Summary: I have had this netbook for slightly over a year now and (for a netbook) this samsung is absolutely fantastic; easy to carry, powerful enough to get a bit of work done while on the move, the battery life (which is I would estimate at 4 hours) is also pretty nice. Following the suggestions by early reviewers, I didn't even try to use it with 1 GB and immediately bought one additional GB (be sure to get the right memory!).
Summary: Speakers developed crackle within weeks Samasung customer care stated software issue but not so (is hardware fault) and then unable to get answer from them. Performance is sluggish. I bought this to travel abroad with for six months and chose for weight battery and performance but does not stack up. I also have to have a lead plug in to to speaker socket at all time due to the Speaker hardware issue.
Pros: It looks nice and is small !
Cons: Performance and speakers which crackle continuously
Summary: I needed a small computer for travelling and had purchased a Samsung netbook several years ago which was passed down through the family. It was a great little machine, which is still used daily and so I had no hesitation in looking again at the latest Samsung netbooks. The specification on the NF210 was good with the dual core processor and I also decided to upgrade the RAM to the maximum of 2GB, which does make a difference on some of the applications.
Summary: I bought an Nc10 in 2008 and was blown away with my first netbook, I decided to buy this laptop for my brother in law and it is a lovely machine and what I have come to expect from samsung netbooks, good design, light and durable!! 2 small points, 1 windows starter as standard op but sudnt have to upgrade to full edition. 2. Unlike the nc10 the sides on the top of keyboard are slightly raised,giving it a lip. I prefer the sides being flush with the keyboard..
Summary: The portability and weight of the Netbook is good. However, it is pretty basic to use, slow and temperamental on the Net. I am going to try to put in 2GB ram as folks seem to rate this. If this makes it work better, why don't Samsung put it into the machine for a few pounds extra. Its ok to take abroad as a quick email checker, but I wouldn't recommend it for home use.