December 1, 2008 at 8:23 pm #159735
Looks like the new Asus ‘NC10 killer’ is about to hit the shelves. Whilst the battery life is only 5 hours it certainly challenges on the looks front and weighs a bit less too. Check it out:
With the recent NC10 price rises these should be going head to head now.December 1, 2008 at 8:35 pm #173203BeckyMember
I like the look of the brushed aluminium casing.
The article says it has a two-cell battery – that doesn’t sound very good, is it a misprint? The price isn’t bad, but it is right up at the top of the scale and presumably that’s the Linux flavour.December 1, 2008 at 8:39 pm #173208
Why is it a killer?The only thing i see better is draft N and at a higher price,battery is less if not near
And i’m assuming for 330 you get the linux version
They seem to be more interested in improving looks than out speccing their competitors and the looks come at a priceDecember 1, 2008 at 8:47 pm #173204FreddyMember
Samsung NC10 8 hours battery life
Asus EEE 1002HA 5 hours battery life
Ok, both under absolutely lowest brightness settings, but in any case – this is a 3 hour difference. Imho not a match for the NC10.December 1, 2008 at 8:56 pm #173209
video only showing it as the model is a prototype….expect reviews on youtube from this fridays onwards i would assume as stock is already live in the us according to some shopping sitesDecember 1, 2008 at 10:15 pm #173211s162000Member
Yo check out the trackpad size…. the only thing I would change on the NC10! Asus can keep their brushed alluminium finish.December 1, 2008 at 10:43 pm #173200
I only say ‘NC10 killer’ in inverted commas because i expect that they are both being targeted at similar markets. If aesthetics are a more important consideration than battery life then I expect one would be tempted by this over the NC10.
It has a 2 cell 4200 mAh battery which is why it is so sleek, but the downside to this is a life quoted 3 hours less than the NC10. I’ll be interested to see what price it comes in at, after all the s101 can be had for under Â£400.December 1, 2008 at 11:48 pm #173205
i really wish Asus’ laptop department would have more frequent meetings with its netbook department and stop messing around between the EEE line and the N line.
i wonder if the aluminium case has strength benefits?
5 instead of 8 hours isn’t going to make a difference to a lot of people who just need it to be more portable than your average 15″ el cheapo laptop. But i’ll be interested to read some professional reviews of this thing put through its paces.December 2, 2008 at 12:01 am #173210
I think this will go huge if and when they release a 6 cell,meaning ~15 hours battery life!
Macbook pro’s are alumium B-)December 2, 2008 at 7:46 am #173206
can anyone explain how this only has a 2cell 4200mAh battery while the NC10 has a 5cell 5200mAh?
i thought cells were pretty standardized across li-ion batteries….December 2, 2008 at 9:40 am #173198jezMember
We could see Sammy’s drop down in price again then lol! I think they seem very similar really. Success may well be down to marketing and how quickly both get them out there.December 6, 2008 at 2:49 pm #173201
A review for this machine has finally emerged.
Looks like the 1002HA wins out on looks and is slighty lighter and smaller
The NC10’s battery will last twice as long and it apparently has a better keyboard than the Asus
Read the review:December 6, 2008 at 3:58 pm #173212box-EMember
Well it uses a different type of battery so they can use a 2 cell and get good time from it. The keyboard still looks less than ideal. I still think the NC10 looks better. And can you really tell the difference in weight without using a scale? Not trying to be a fanboy but one of the things I liked best about the NC10 was the style. DrewDecember 6, 2008 at 5:22 pm #173207
from the above mentioned laptopmag review:
“As with most netbooks, when we placed the Eee PC 1002HA and its AC adapter (bringing the total weight to 3.2 pounds) in a womenâ€™s shoulder bag, we felt no strain.”
I wasn’t aware this was a testing criterion!
I like the idea of a dedicated CPU speed switcher and what seems to be a larger trackpad (review didn’t mention this).
But seriously, how can you design a brushed metal case with such a ridiculous looking logo on it?December 6, 2008 at 5:27 pm #173202
In terms of weight i think that every little helps and even 150g can make a difference if you are carting a load of other stuff about in your bag too.
My personal opinion is the same as the laptopmag guys: the 1002HA looks better but the NC10 is still the better machine.
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