November 20, 2008 at 9:21 pm #159419BeckyMember
I was just thinking about how I came to choose the NC10 and thought it would be interesting to hear people’s stories. 🙂
I was looking at the netbooks in PC World and trying to decide which one I wanted for Christmas. I didn’t want anything to expensive, so I was going to opt for one of the Linux-based models, but I didn’t like the look of most of them. My eye was drawn to a certain white netbook and I noticed the build quality looked so much better than the others on display. Unfortunately, it wasn’t plugged in so I couldn’t do much more than look at it.
After having a good think about things, I realised I’d prefer an XP-based netbook instead, I initially considered the eeePC 1000H, but after reading reviews, found the NC10 trumped it in every way. Thus the decision was made. 😀
Now I just keep struggling with the colour choice. I really want the blue, but I do think the white and black models look great too…….
So, what’s your NC10 story? 🙂November 20, 2008 at 9:27 pm #169959TheRingMember
I had owned an asus ee when they first came out but sold it quite quickly as i didnt like it that much. Then i stumbled accross the nc10 a year later. i had sold my samsung r700 laptop and built a quad core machine.
but i had purchased a 3g dongle from 3 so needed to make use of that lol. so when i saw the nc10 i fell in love so to speak. anyways i brought it because it looks like an adult netbook, stylish yet powerful with the usual hi quality build and great price that samsung deliver throughout there products. i have owned 3 samsung monitos 2 hd samsung tvs a samsung phone so obviously the netbook had to be by samsung lolNovember 20, 2008 at 9:42 pm #169953jezMember
I think my story is well documented but to summarise, I had been looking for about a year for my dream netbook and the early models just didn’t excite me. This was the first one that seemed to do all the stuff that I wanted.
PS Robert Kilroy Silk is putting his head in boxes of rats whilst I type this – surreal!November 20, 2008 at 10:56 pm #169961dadoesMember
I wasn’t looking for a netbook at all, I was actually going to buy a Sony 16.4 Laptop (about Â£700), but then was in PC World and had a play around with the Advent 10.2 (can’t remember the actual model number) and was going to buy one of those (after deciding that a 16 inch screen laptop was far to big for what I wanted). I even reserved one at my local store and went in to collect it, but when I got there they told me they didn’t have any and that it was an error on the web site. I was pretty pissed about wasting my time so had another look through the computer mags I got and found an early review of the NC10. After reading more on the net, decided it was a better deal than the Advent and put in an order for the Blue one, am now waiting for a Black one after getting feed up with the changing release date of the blue one.November 20, 2008 at 11:33 pm #169960soldintimeMember
Well I had an advent 4211 for 1 day. My friend liked it that much and needed a new laptop so he bought it from me. So this time I put some more work into research and eventualy all test proved the NC10 was the netbook to have.
I will use it on my trip around the world to stay connected. I needed something small and lightweight but useable. I found the 9″ netbooks just a bit too small to be useable.November 20, 2008 at 11:51 pm #169955rmcgandaraMember
for me I was always a fan of small laptops. I did own a 14.1 inch before, but I always wanted a 12″. After my HP 14.1 was stolen I bought a second hand Toshiba r100 of ebay, I am quite happy with it but… it is an old machine and I am reacing my last year of phd so i needed something that would work on the go (just cos that is what I need on a laptop) and something that would be more “recent”.
I always liked those 11.1 sony (way too expensive), but i am from the opinion that there is no point buying an extra powerfull laptop and spending loads of money if you only use it to browse the net, use the office package and download some movies, mp3 etc.
I was actually planning to buy the new macbook 13.3 aluminum. In the end I felt it was to heavy, to big, and to expensive.
After a long decision about colours I have decided on the black version, which I have ordered on monday from dixons, the 293-5 deal, and hasn’t yet arrived! I wish I have read the RAC deal from play.com first. next day delivery and 299-5%! (damn!)November 21, 2008 at 12:23 am #169956GalegoMember
I owed the Eee Pc 1000h for the 3 weeks. After those 3 weeks I came across the NC10 on a website and I “felt” in love. I sold the 1000H and with that money I still managed to buy the NC10.
Do I regret for a single second? NO!
The battery life in the NC10 rocks. I really like the desing, It was what really made me buy it.November 21, 2008 at 9:30 am #169957RsaeireMember
I mentioned this in another post, but I wasn’t even looking for a new computer; be it PC, laptop or netbook. I had seen netbooks online in reviews and such for a good while, but never thought I would need a 7/9/10″ mini-laptop, as I thought of them, as I have a 17″ laptop that suits me fine, as well as a desktop.
Last week though, I was looking at the HP 2133 mini-note and thought, “that looks really cool, but what need would I have for one?” I then started reading some reviews of other netbooks and started thinking that it would be ideal for using when I’m in work, or commuting anywhere.
After reading through review, after review, after review, I finally settled on the Samsung NC10 and then waited for the black version to come into stock, and now I have my very own netbook.November 21, 2008 at 11:09 am #169954jonbadMember
I am helping to renovate a house in France and I’ve started to travel a lot, dealing with my work, so going over to the far east, europe and so on frequently.
My bulky 17″ Toshiba laptop is absolutely brilliant but it’s just too big and heavy to take around with me on all these trips and it also shouts “I HAVE A LAPTOP” to people who see the bag (it’s hard to hide it lol) so the search for a small portable laptop started.
Having bought an X series IBM on behalf of one of my bosses (I do several different lines of work) I found that it was really very nice but seriously expensive and so if the worst case happened (it was stolen abroad) it seemed like a bit of a liability and too much money.
Netbooks were made known to me by one company called ACER! Their Aspire One being very attractive to look at as well as sub Â£200 for their base model put netbooks on the map for me.
A LOT of internet research later, I decided the linux based systems wouldn’t be much use to me so an XP or Vista system would make sense.
Like many others, when you say the above statement the choice becomes more limited and prices start shooting up. The Samsung NC10 is an absolute no brainer. Best battery life, best keyboard, best build quality, best design, most professional looking, and Â£288 (at Dixons) when I finally placed the order.
I was tempted by the IBM Lenovo Ideapad S10 but it’s not as good spec as the Samsung (3 cell battery unless you pay more, 80gb hdd etc) so the NC10 still wins it no questions asked.
Like others of course, I read practically every review that exists for the NC10 and the Youtube videos also (even the Italian ones!) and it’s definitely the one to go for. Sorry Asus!November 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm #169958donkaMember
I’m similar to Jezza in that I liked the idea of a tiny notebook so tried a few out. The Asus 701 was very portable but the keyboard was just too cramped and one of the things I wanted this for was for forum posting. I sold that and picked up the Asus 900 model early which has the bigger 1024×600 resolution but still the same keyboard at the 701 model and decided the keyboard was definitely the limiting factor so had that on Ebay within the hour. I finally held off and got the Advent 4211 which is a great netbook with an excellent screen and very good keyboard. I was happy with that although I hated the position of the right shift and @ key combination – a pita but not a deal breaker. What did turn into a deal breaker was the wait for a 6 cell battery – my ship date kept getting put back and the NC10 was now available and it was going to work out cheaper to get the NC10 than the Advent and a 6 cell battery. Picked up the NC10 and sold the Advent and I’m very happy with my choice. The Advent is a great netbook but the NC10 overall seems the better purchase.November 23, 2008 at 3:46 pm #169962k9Member
I used to have a FS Biblio 10″ touchscreen notebook, many years ago when I used to have to carry a NB around with me all the time. When the travelling lessened I upgraded to a Lenovo R60 as I (thought I) needed more power.
Actually, need more hours in the day now and my commute is a 1 hour train journey each way so thought i would utilise this. My wife wanted something to browse the web on on her lap in the evening, so a search for something that met both criteria ensued.
– Good battery life as I am sick of short-lived mobile computing 🙂
– Cool , quiet and light for lap use
– Portable but not too small for work on commute
– Responsive enough for word processing, web design and web browsing while also being able to play movies
The Acer Aspire One was top of my list, until I looked on eBay and noticed the reason a lot of them were coming up was down to them being too small. Coupled with the extra Â£60 for a 6-cell battery and the initial cost benefit is gone. I used a friend’s on the train the other morning and it appeared very sluggish in use.
This made me look around and I came across the NC10. A quick stats check and verify that the battery was indeed as good as quoted and off I went to buy one.
edit: my only real niggle so far is the random appearing in my text next to letters that should be upper case…… 🙂November 23, 2008 at 4:30 pm #169963undoMember
1) The keyboard
2) Matte finish; enclosure and display
3) Good battery lifeNovember 23, 2008 at 10:40 pm #169964Richard TMember
Well i’v been on the look out for one for a while,but had to wait to get a ext hard drive to backup my laptop Data and then sell it.
And it went like this
Acer Aspire one>Advent 4211/Asus 1000H>msi wind(160gb)>Samsung nc10
I liked the asus because of the size and the price and read that they were good,i was also thinking it should be able to play old game better than my 5-6 year old laptop,I was really liking it,spotted it in harvey norman like the keyboard etc.But then one day while browsing the net i saw the “8mb video memory” this really killed it for me and then i crossed it off the list
Next the 4211,well all i can say for this is wow!Quiet cheap,up to 224mb vram probably better than my pc,2 hours battery slightly larger but better 10″ screen i was really wanting to get this and i only chose not too when i added abit more to my budget,i was constantly swithing betweeen this and the 1000H
Next the msi wind,this is on ebuyer.com for Â£330 in black with a 160gb hard drive and a 6 cell battery as i knew the latest bios would up the vram to 224 it was very appealing but the fact it was being posted from the U.k(i’m in ireland)kinda put me off.
Then i spotted the NC10 in black 160gb easy ram upgrade same chipset as other competitors and 6-7 hours battery life i was amazed and then when i saw a review mentioning the great keyboard size it was sold to me,then had to find a retailer,tried elara.ie no good,tired ebuyer no good,then checked dabs.ie in stock so i bought it!in black!Really looking forward to it and i really can’t wait!
The deciding factors:
Battery Life-much better than the advent or acer
Hard drive size-Bigger than all!
The looks-With every pic i see it looks better
Keyboard size-far bigger than the acer,on the same lines as msi,asus
The great screen?-Read its meant to be one of the best so far
The price-Same as the advent but much better
The build quaility-Heard advent hinges move freely this is meant to be better
And the all colour-The advent is silver/black this is black!
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