December 29, 2008 at 4:08 am #176471londysaurus.roxMember
I haven’t purchased mine yet, but plan to next week. I’m getting mine for everything. i’m a portable, digital, wireless person, and want/need to connect and work anywhere.
i’ll use it in my lectures to present to my students. I’ll also use it to write and research/surf online. it’ll be my primary companion while i’m out and about. and also while at home.
i’ll be replacing a 12″ toshiba satellite that is really too heavy and clunky for to be any good to me. i have fibromyalgia, and need to be able to move unencumbered, and with as little physical strain as possible. even though the samsung is almost 3lbs. i think i’ll be able to manage it, without it being too small to be useful.
looking forward to ordering, receiving, and enjoying my white nc-10 🙂December 29, 2008 at 9:43 am #176466NucleonMember
I am just about to order an NC10 on amazon right now. I am purchasing it because I would like to take it to class at my university to take notes and browse the web between classes. Even though I already have a MacBook Pro, I don’t take it to class very often because it is heavy, gets so-so battery life (roughly 3 hours under leopard), and I am afraid it will get damaged far too easily. I want the NC10 because it is compact, lightweight, durable, has fantastic battery life, and is inexpensive. I’ll be able to throw it into my backpack and not worry about it. Additionally, when the video card in my mac went bad this past month, I was without a computer at school for two weeks, so it would be nice to have a backup machine!December 29, 2008 at 9:55 am #176454snowmanMember
I found Â£300 in a whisky bottle 🙂
I lug a big laptop around for work, but often don’t need its features, so plan to take the NC10 when I know I don’t need the big PC.
Also, I often sit in my front room and browse the internet – the NC10’s long battery life and quick start up is great for that and also for those many moments when all 3 of our household PCs are in use by others.
I also have visions of editing/storing photos from my Digital SLR when on holiday (my eyes aren’t quite what they were and I can’t always tell a good shot from a slightly blurred one on the SLR’s screen), although Photoshop Elements seems a bit fiddly on the NC10’s screen res.
It’s also a great, go anywhere option with my 3 wireless broadband card – giving me internet access (for instance) at my unwired parents’ house (which might be a good option for the OP’s flat in Edinburgh, although the pint and wifi option has its own appeal 🙂 )
M.December 29, 2008 at 3:00 pm #176472jay_2kMember
Like Murena22 i am also from merseyside (liverpool to be exact).
I purchased my NC10 from PCworld (i recieved 10% off as i am an employee of DSGi)
I already have a desktop PC that i use for messing around on (downloads games etc etc…) but i have always wanted a very small portable device. As i work with computers (i work for currys digital and i am a full time student in university) i get to play about with them every day so i have been doing alot of research to see what netbook will fill my demanding needs am have whittled them down to two netbooks. The samsung NC10 and the Eee PC 1000H.
I went for the samsung as it is a little smaller then the 1000H and I like samsung products (i have a samsung HD TV, Cinema kit and LCD monitor for my PC. Dont forget the mobile phone)
So i use the netbook for general surfing a little downloading and for my university work as i can take it into lectures and make notes very easily instead of using paper that can easily be missplace
Sorry for any typos, am in a little bit of a rush.
p.s no jokes about currys please 🙂December 30, 2008 at 10:13 pm #176470BluebirdNC10Member
I have a Compaq Desktop which I used to do a lot of gaming on, and then my girlfriend bought me an Xbox 360. My humble Compaq was then relegated to being an internet browser and I started to see the light about small laptops/netbooks.
Mentioned it to my dad, PanMan, who had bought one of the Sammys for himself from Staples and seemed to have an excellent review of it.
And guess what? PanMan bought me my own Black Sammy – from Staples – and at a cheaper-than-usual price due to a bit of cosmetic damage.
I’ve not looked back since, haven’t been near my Compaq since apart from setting up a wired network connection so I could transfer stuff quickly off and use the dvd drive. Loving the Sammy, as do the guys I work with in Somerfield, Wells – my store manager actually considering getting one himself.
To sum up the Sammy, it’s a TARDIS – big on the inside, small on the outside.
….now where is that Dr Who vinyl……………………………………………….December 30, 2008 at 11:17 pm #176455mauwongMember
I had sticked with desktop as my only computer for a long time. I didn’t see the needs for a laptop that’s heavy (therefore not portable), and I was not willing to pay over $1K for a lighter laptop.
When Asus introduced its EEE PC, I was intrigued. However, I didn’t really want to learn a new operating system, Linux. I was also concerned that I could not run Microsoft Word and Excel. Furthermore, I didn’t find the SSD to have sufficient space for documents, pictures, music and video.
Subsequently, Asus launched an EEE PC with XP as operating system. I was very tempted but I was a bit turned off that it didn’t have a dvd burner; for the price of the netbook at the time I could get a cheap laptop w/ dvd burner.
Then Microsoft partnered with ebay offering cashbacks. This made the netbook very affordable at 30% discount. So I bought my first netbook/laptop, Asus EEE 1000H. I used the savings from the cashback to buy an external dvd burner to fix the lack thereof of the netbook.
I was initially happy with the 1000H but was eventually disappointed by its battery life, smallish and poorly position right-shift key, and fingerprint-magnet glossy cover. After a month, I sold the 1000H which was around the time that Samsung NC10 was introduced in the US. The rest is history.
I’ve been a happy camper since I bought the NC10 in white (no more fingerprints YAY). I was so glad to have Sammy’s company on my one week training in Jersey and jury duty today. I would have been bored to tears without Sammy. Most of the time I still use my desktop (which is hooked w/ my 32 inch TV) at home, but when I travel I can’t be without Sammy.December 31, 2008 at 1:56 pm #176473themausmanMember
Well I got my white Sammy yesterday adn have to say I love it. For my work I use a dell latitude and a HP laptop. Furthermore I use an additional HP for running server software. For personal use and when visiting clients I wanted something more convinient which would be really protable and without to much cables. I use OneNote from Microsoft for taking notes and keeping information in one spot. So I bought a HP tablet pc. Nice little notebook with a screen that can be flipped. Ideal. The battrylife is ridiculous though. When reading info about it i read that the battery could last upto two hours. It comes with an additional battry which lasts maybe an hour or so. When working however you will find that the batteries only lasts half the time. So that leaves me always taking my powersupply with me. When I saw the netbooks I did some research before deciding to buy one. For me it’s important to take it with me on my trips and conferences. Batterylife is essential and should be at least 5 hours. These are the two most important things for me to shuf the other notebooks aside. I admit I do have to develop on my regular notebook because of screensize. But internet, batterylife and weight are superb and make the choice to grab my Sammy first before choosing one of the others. Lastly the price, my Sammy was one third of the price in comparison to my tablet pc from hp.January 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm #176461-BA-Member
Bought mine as I never really wanted/needed the bulk of a full laptop. I already have a works laptop and just wanted something small and convenient to use. I use mine for surfing elsewhere in the house. I have bought the wireless N Intel 5300 replacement card but not yet got the aerial but so far the wireless G performance is excellent throughout the house. When on the main pc I use it for monitoring the browser page of my IP camera that keeps an eye on the front of the house and also use it to quickly go into and switch skills, etc in EvE Online without having to turn on the main pc.
Very pleased with it all told and as yet am struggling to find any screen blotches. Let’s just hope they don’t develop later on.January 2, 2009 at 10:32 am #176474gpmatthewsMember
I wanted a small easily portable machine to take to meetings and to control camera gear on a microscope on field trips. The NC10 fits the bill admirably. There is a picture of my NC10 with microscopes some way down the thread at http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6253January 2, 2009 at 3:04 pm #176464OlegGioMember
Wanted mine to take along with me to my 6 weeks on/off work, when travel takes 26hours, needed something lightweight, using at home for web-browsing, communications, and torrents- as it always on and consumpts little power comparing to desktop.January 2, 2009 at 3:14 pm #176452AlfiharParticipant
[quote1230908988=OlegGio]consumpts little power comparing to desktop.[/quote1230908988]
That is one of the reasons I use my NC10 for large downloads,
just a single stick of RAM in my desktop can use more power than my NC10.January 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm #176463saureyMember
It’s my main machine. I’m also a power user, and it’s perfect. I use a desktop at work for work, owned by work, but everything at home, this lil’ baby is perfect. Only thing would be can’t run games, but who cares? It can run WORLD OF GOO!! That game is awesome btw.
White NC10January 2, 2009 at 7:31 pm #176460PanManMember
ok who’s daft idea was it to make me go to the world of Goo and download the demo!!!January 6, 2009 at 1:10 am #176468marooned99Member
This will be my main computer since my L2000 is close to dying. Since it was time to purchase a new computer and I only purchase laptops, I was looking for something lighter. The weight as well as functionality were major factors in choosing my next laptop and was glad that I came across netbooks as an option to consider.
I like to take my laptop with me almost all the time so this netbook is a good fit. I am also taking an online course this semester so this will definitely come in handy.January 6, 2009 at 1:17 am #176476PessimissedMember
As a student I fancied a netbook as a truly portable computing solution.
I can slip my NC10 into its case and throw it in my college bag, take it out in a coffee shop, on a train, a plane, wherever. General net use, a few office apps, etc.
My only other computer is a hefty Dell Inspiron 1501, it’s got beefy spec, but it’s hardly portable material 🙂
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