Right, quick update I think.
So, I’ve done the trip to PC World and Curry’s at Staples Corner (London for non UK peeps) and although PCW didn’t have any in stock, a worker there had their own white version and kindly showed me it. Very very nice is all I can comment. HOWEVER! It confirmed for me that I think I’d prefer the more “low key” approach of the black one…. a decision I MIGHT live to regret, but time will tell.
So, a 2 second walk to Currys and just in case anyone is looking to get one NOW they had one white one still in stock (no others). BTW, PCW said they expect an order of 20 in each blue, black and white to arrive on monday (17/11/2008).
A side note: The PCW guy who showed me his own is a true master geek and had already installed 2GB ram AND Vista. Not a stunning achievment. However, he had a few tips. Firstly, for Vista install 2GB is needed. Second, a couple of Samsung drivers will be needed. Third (and this is the important one) if you leave vista to install graphics drivers, or use the samsung XP graphics drivers, Vista reports a user experience of a lowly 1.0. If you go to Intel’s website though and download the latest graphics driver from there (I think it’s a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950) then you can A). Use Vista Aero and B). get a user experience of 2.8! Not a bad achievement from a simple driver update!! Using the guy’s vista NC10 I was impressed at it’s speed and it didn’t seem to be slow at all, plus it was on aero, so food for thought.
Onto my next news. So, got home and as usual onto the net to look for any new news on the NC10’s and their lack of stock anywhere and low and behold Dixons (of all companies) apparently have both white and black in stock. (I always thought Dixons, Curry’s AND PCW were all the same group??). Anyways, so it’s at a really cheap price of Â£293.05. The best bit is if you enter “SAVE5” into the voucher code when purchasing, you get Â£5 off making the total come to Â£288.05!!! Oh and that’s free delivery included too 😀
Hope that helps some peeps 🙂
Oh so the answer to my own question – I went for Black (and my opinion is I would have prefered it NOT to have been a glossy black outer case as my Toshiba 17″ laptop is glossy VERY VERY VERY dark blue and always has finger marks showing all over it so for that reason alone I prefer matte finish.