November 22, 2008 at 5:51 pm #159465dinoMember
in specs maybe, but certainly not price!
trying to figure out if we’ve reached the top of this generation of netbooks with the NC10. The dual core atom doesn’t look like it will be netbook friendly, so what else is there to do except for a dedicated GPU?November 22, 2008 at 7:26 pm #170638TheRingMember
yeah i agree 499 is stupid money which could buy you a decent laptop for. Netbooks are aimed at second pcs and well i think 300 is really the limit imhoNovember 22, 2008 at 9:51 pm #170641FreddyMember
And also the Asus N10 doesn’t even come near the battery life that the Samsung NC10 has.November 23, 2008 at 1:59 am #170639dougpMember
I like the idea behind the N10 – but it’s too “expensive” for the netbook category. It needs to be compared to lower end Compal devices, in which it’s not that great.November 24, 2008 at 8:05 am #170637sideeffectMember
I almost considered this before getting my NC10 the problem is the huge price hike. Its also not an elegant design having an addon GPU.
What I am really waiting for is the AMD netbooks of 2009 that will probably use the 740g chipset and have x1200 level graphics power while still being intergrated and low power consumption.November 24, 2008 at 11:22 pm #170642ploppoMember
You can bet that Samsung will follow Asus and just keep producing better models.
I think the main selling point for a netbook is the battery life. As soon as you start adding graphics cards, etc, you may as well get a laptop. If they can produce newer netbook models that are better and you still get 5+ hours then I am all for it.
Also, I can’t see the screens getting much bigger – else, you are moving into laptop territory.
I think the gaming capabilities of a netbook are pretty good for onboard graphics.November 25, 2008 at 9:52 am #170643Richard TMember
Yeah the NC10 it great!Iv seen it playing COD4(call of duty for you non-gamers)All although it was only getting between 10-30 frames it could play it,My pc won’t even play it and thats got at ATI x1050 graphics card,Just shows how quick technology changes..
The N10 is a portable gamers solution i think,other that new games it should play most great but theprice is a huge let down you could get a high spec msi gaming notebook for the same price…
I think they are showing what they can do with netbooks allreadyNovember 25, 2008 at 10:05 am #170636RsaeireMember
I agree, the price is way too much for such a small portable computer. Yes, it has better graphics and a more hard drive space, but I won’t exactly be stuck for space with the 160 GB on my NC10. If anything, I will be streaming content when at home and placing a few TV shows or movies for watching on the move or away from home. And what is with the colour? I mean champagne?! It’s not a car Asus!November 30, 2008 at 3:05 pm #170640limesmoothMember
Asus have lost the plot a bit with the endless models/variants of eee PCs now. The original 701 was great and cheap. The 901/1000 models are rightly very popular in the sub Â£300 netbook category. But Â£500 for a netbook in the current economic climate is just crazy. Less than Â£300, and most people think ‘Why not?’…at Â£500 most people will consider what else they can buy for that kind of money. Have Asus begun to think they are Apple, with a host of fans just waiting to buy the next model?November 30, 2008 at 5:00 pm #170644LucasMember
if you want a portable laptop with killer specs, the Vaio TZ would be the way to go (although it’s very expensive, it’s worth its price if you think about the fact they even got an optical drive in it and it’s still a very small and thin laptop)
as for netbooks, I think they are good in their current form, and just like ploppo I’d only want them to be more powerful if the battery life wouldn’t suffer from it
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