- January 29, 2009 at 8:48 pm #160904killerMember
In comparison with the NC10. Do you regret buying it, knowing that the NC20 is coming out? Or is there no marginal difference between the two. Is the VIA Nano processor that much superior to NC10’s Atom?
What are the benefits to buying an NC10 over the NC20?January 29, 2009 at 9:00 pm #181848Billy RubinMember
The NC20 is too big for me. I already have a 15 inch laptop which is too bulky for everyday portability, the NC10 fits my needs exactly.January 29, 2009 at 9:34 pm #181841s162000Member
I don’t do regrets, I would still have bought the NC10 if the NC20 was out because the size is perfect for me! If you browse the forum you will discover more about the NC10 and all the things it has to offer. The NC20 is not widely available yet so performance comparisons have not been made and I wouldn’t like to make judgements based on the specifications.January 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm #181838FreddyMember
No regrets here, the only big difference is the NC20’s bigger screen and I cannot see that I would need it.I think 10″ works just fine 🙂
The important thing for me is the battery life and the NC10 has still a clear advantage here over the NC20.January 29, 2009 at 9:42 pm #181849CarpetboyMember
We must learn to enjoy what we have 🙂
I do enjoy my NC10 a lot and for now I don’t care about other ones.
On the other hand, a few years back I couldn’t think I would ever buy something like a netbook either…. I used to use my notebook 90% of the time and my desktop 10% in the past…. nowadays I use the NC10 85%, desktop 10% and notebook 5%.January 29, 2009 at 11:49 pm #181839azentropyMember
I won’t buy a laptop that has a glossy screen. So besides already being extremely happy with the NC10, the NC20’s glossy screen makes it a non-starter for me.January 30, 2009 at 9:00 am #181833jezMember
No regrets. I don’t think the NC20 offers anything over and above the NC10 other than the bigger size. People looking to buy now will have to make a choice though, I don’t think there is a clear winner and will come down to personal taste.
Some people will prefer that bigger screen and keyboard and they should definitely think about going for the NC20.
I feel sorry for the person who’s ideal screen size is inbetween the two! Now that’s a tougher choice to make!January 30, 2009 at 12:26 pm #181836RsaeireMember
I find that once you start going to a higher sized screen, generally, the heavier and less portable your netbook/laptop becomes. For me, the NC10 is ideal, as I only intended to use it away from home. The fact that it is light and manageable is the reason why its form-factor suits me perfectly.February 4, 2009 at 11:40 am #181847Dom01Member
It is an odd question! But no I don’t regret getting the NC10! I think the 12″ screen would suit me better but at the end of the day it costs more than I am willing to spend on such a machine and it wont last as long away from the plug socket! I love my NC10 and will be using it for a couple of years yet I think!February 4, 2009 at 8:41 pm #181840PugriderMember
For the US Forum members, based on the preorder specs for the NC20, it will retail for $565 and weigh 3.31 pounds. So, that is over $100 and a half pound more than the NC10.
PugriderFebruary 11, 2009 at 12:57 am #181846uzubairuMember
I went from 15.4″ to 14″ and then down to 13.3″ (Sammy Q45). They were all to big.
Along came the EEE 701 and 900. They were getting there in terms of portabilty, but battery life expectations were not met.
The NC10 has solved all my problems.
Gets used 90% of the time and it just been on holiday with me, and it was just perfect. Size, weight, keyboard and screen.
My husband (an IT manger) who usually hogs the main PC is now considering one as he used mine a lot whilst on holiday and really was impressed by it’s performance.
10″ is perfect for me.
The NC20 would be too big, heavier and less battery life.February 12, 2009 at 11:42 am #181842jrdtunesMember
….February 12, 2009 at 12:36 pm #181834jezMember
Don’t knock it before you have even seen it properly.
I think there are better ways to make that point. As per the forum rules, please keep posts friendly and helpful. Thanks :)!
It is a valid point though, people may be suprised when they see something in the flesh but I think we should also never underestimate the human capacity to use imagination!
I prefer to have a look at things first so I agree in that respect :).February 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm #181850HanzoMember
What I care the most is how well the performance of VIA Nano 1.3G+ on NC20 compared to Intel Atom N270 (or N280, whatever). The latest review shows it really has better performance, especially with HD video playback ability, but with a new chipset called VX800 that is never used in any netbook in the market.
Has anyone bought NC20 already? Hope to see a detailed test soon.February 12, 2009 at 4:12 pm #181837RsaeireMember
There will always be better solutions on the horizon, but as this is the computer industry, the NC10 was already old news as soon as it was launched. I for one am happy with my NC10 and its excellent HD playback; low and high bitrate 720p H.264 mkv files and low bitrate 1080p H.264 mkv files playback with ease, so long as MPC and CoreAVC are used.
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