December 6, 2008 at 8:03 pm #159858
I’m getting a new laptop for Christmas and have narrowed my choices down to two netbooks. A MSI Wind and a Samsung NC10. I have done some research about both these netbooks and discovered they’re pretty much similar. The only differences I found were the keyboard the touchpad, and the wireless card. I like the look of the Samsung more, but I like how the MSI Wind has the Intel draft-n wireless card. So I was wondering which netbook should I get, a NC 10 or a Wind?December 6, 2008 at 8:14 pm #174085Richard TMember
NC10 has a great battery and bigger hard disk,unless you get the better wind with the 160GB
If you want to play games the wind has upto 224mb vram with 2GB installed(by you)Also the wind is overclockable but all of these things will effect the battery..
The main thing i liked about the NC10 was the battery i’v easily got 6 hours out of it.
The question is what do you want out of one?December 6, 2008 at 8:17 pm #174090
For me, because I’m a student, I need a good keyboard and apparently this has both. I also enjoy surfing the web and it appears that the Samsung only has b/g while the Wind has b/g/n. Do you think this is an important feature?December 6, 2008 at 10:50 pm #174087BlackWhizzMember
GET THE NC10!
No, i wasnt kidding. The nc10 is just much better, because it has a bigger battery with the wind you can have about 3 hours and with the Samsung a little more than 6 hours.
Also i like the keyboard. Im a big boy (2 metres high) and i’ve got big fingers. The samsung just types a lot better because it has slightly bigger keys.
About the internet. Surfing on N speeds is the same as on G speeds, becaue pages arent like 30 megs. You wont be able to see difference between browing speeds on N or on G speeds. And, if you want N. Get an Intel card. Ralink is rubbish, atheros isnt that good too. But its at least better as Ralink because it has more stable drivers.December 6, 2008 at 11:38 pm #174081adatay92Member
As explained above if you are primarily using this for surfing webpages it won’t make any difference if you’re using wireless B/G/N.
However, depending on your skill level it is possible to swap the wireless card in the NC10 for a Draft N card if it’s that important to you. (Note: This is risky, voids warranty, etc) There is a topic in the Hacks and Mods section of the forum about this.December 6, 2008 at 11:54 pm #174091
If I don’t need a n-draft, would the b/g router card work with a draft-n router? My parents are thinking of buying one and I want to make sure that I can surf the web.December 6, 2008 at 11:57 pm #174079motherMember
I think the wind is about to get an update so you may want to wait for this if you decide on that one.December 7, 2008 at 9:46 am #174088BlackWhizzMember
If I don’t need a n-draft, would the b/g router card work with a draft-n router? My parents are thinking of buying one and I want to make sure that I can surf the web.
Probably it will. N routers support G too in most cases.December 7, 2008 at 10:56 am #174077jezMember
I tried both out in a shop before purchase – the NC10 seemed to have a more usable feel to it but that may be personal choice!
Draft n wasn’t an issue for me as I only use WiFi to connect to the internet round the house and my net connection isn’t even close to utilising that amount of bandwidth and I get a solid connection 100% of the time! I don’t see what else draft n would have brought to the party. Again this is down to personal use.December 7, 2008 at 11:38 am #174082adatay92Member
All draft N routers are back compatible with “B” so you won’t have any problems if your parents upgrade to a draft N router.December 7, 2008 at 4:17 pm #174092
Also, I have another question regarding the mouse buttons on the bottom of the NC10. I noticed there was only one bar, but it has two buttons so I was wondering if that was hard to get used toDecember 7, 2008 at 4:44 pm #174095bemooMember
The Wind does have only one mouse-bar but the left and right ends of the bar act like seperate buttons.
As far as the better netbook? The NC10 beats the Wind!
I purchased the Wind at first but did’n’t like it and replaced it by a NC10 and it’s great.
What I didn’t like about the Wind? First, the battery. I had a 3-cell version which lasted for about 90mins. Second, I didn’t like the sound and third, I didn’t like the mousepad.
You have to know that the first batch of MSi’s had a Synapics pad on board (like the NC10). but they replaced it on the latest Wind’s by a cheaper pad which is crap.
And as far as the Wifi-card, mine didn’t have the N-draft. As far as I know none of the Wind’s have it. Some relabaled Wind’s (other brands) do have it.
http://www.dev2go.netDecember 7, 2008 at 6:01 pm #174093
I know that the mouse button is two seperate ones. I was wondering if anyone had trouble with it like clicking the right button when you really meant to click the left?December 7, 2008 at 7:16 pm #174080BeckyMember
I’ve had no trouble with the single bar at all, it’s very tactile and responsive. It’s like a rocker switch and you can’t accidentally click it in the middle and thus hit the wrong one.December 7, 2008 at 8:48 pm #174089s162000Member
Don’t get the one with the stupid name.
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