- December 2, 2008 at 11:29 am #159746KevinMember
I was thinking of getting one of these but the NC10 became available first in the UK. Happy with my choice but the little Lenovo is a worthy contender. Here is the spec for the UK model:
* Intel ATOM Processor N270 Single Core ( 1.60GHz 533MHz 512KB )
* Windows XP Home Edition SP3
* 10.1 WSVGA Glossy TFT with integrated camera 1024×576
* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
* 1024 MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz
* 160GB 5400RPM
* Broadcom 11b/g Wi-Fi wireless
* Splashtop quick-boot linux
* 3 Cell Lithium-Ion
* Dimensions 9.8″ x 7.2″ x 1.1″
KevinDecember 2, 2008 at 11:39 am #173308PsychNC10Member
One big nono for me about the Lenovo is the 3-cell battery. The NC10 has a 6 cell which translates to much longer battery life.December 2, 2008 at 11:41 am #173307jezMember
Looks pretty identical so the NC10? I can see the market converging very quickly. I bet price ends up being the big factor in all this.December 2, 2008 at 7:22 pm #173309SquonkMember
Looks pretty identical so the NC10? I can see the market converging very quickly. I bet price ends up being the big factor in all this.
Most of the current netbooks converge around these specs because they represent the upper limit of what Microsoft will allow in order for a machine to qualify for an XP license (it would have to use Vista otherwise). I considered the S10 myself, and in fact I only discovered the NC10 because I searched for the Lenovo on Amazon and the Samsung also came up in the search.
I agree with the above comment–the deciding factor for me was the size of the battery. One of the main reasons I wanted a netbook was the battery life, especially considering that the battery in my two year-old Toshiba notebook at its peak only offered two hours. Currently, it barely gives me ten minutes, so I wanted something that at least had a bit further to fall.
So far, the Sammy has performed well, but I imagine a Lenovo S10 with a six-cell battery might be a wonderful machine as well. If Lenovo updates the battery, it might make the price identical to that of the Samsung.
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