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November 22, 2009 at 12:21 am in reply to: So long NC10, hello….what? #204995
$600 for the one I have. C2D SU7300, 4gb RAM, 320/5400, BT, 802.11N, 5600mah battery.
I’d rank it up there with the Samsung, actually. Hinges are a bit better than the Samsung. I hated how the screen would flop down if I picked it up too quickly. SD card doesn’t stick nearly as much, can read more than just SD and MMC, hard drive, RAM, and wireless is easily accessible.
I just pulled 15 hours with the lid closed, WiFi off, with an upgrade to my 80gb G1 X25m. The best I ever got out of the NC10 with an OCZ Core V1 was 8.5 hours. The NC10 is thicker than the Acer, the battery sticks out more.
I will grant the Samsung having a better keyboard, purely by virtue of my dislike of Chiclet.November 17, 2009 at 8:41 pm in reply to: So long NC10, hello….what? #204994
As promised, my thoughts.
Thinner than my NC10 was. Better battery life (I pegged 9.5 hrs with battery bar in 7, highest I pegged was 8 on an SSD on the NC10). Much more power (actual dual core, plus all the performance gains one would expect going from Atom to Penryn). Twice the hard drive, twice the RAM I used to have, included intel 5100N. The acer doesn’t feel that much bigger than the NC10, but the screen gives me so much more room due to the increase in resolution.
All in all, I’d say it’s a decent system, and certainly more in line with my needs than a netbook would be…but it’s not perfect. Acer’s attention to detail was sorely lacking: the protective film on the lid’s sticky stuff stuck to the laptop, not the film, when it was peeled of. Half the rubber bumpers on the bezel were not placed correctly, the sticker that says Acer 1810t wasn’t properly placed in the indentation it was designed for. I miss my Samsung’s keyboard (not a fan of chiclet), and I miss all the matte-ness of my white NC10. Seriously, there’s a mirror shine on the lid.
I can leave the SD card plugged in without issue, although I wish it would be a flush fit as my Thinkpad is and EEE 701 was. I’d prefer the 2 USB ports be on the left side as they are on the NC10.
Any questions, feel free to ask. More pictures at: http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a47/Necessary_EvilsMARDUK/Laptops/AS1810T/November 5, 2009 at 5:35 pm in reply to: So long NC10, hello….what? #204993
Oh, price is of no concern. It’s likely to keep me away from the WXGA+ Thinkpad X200 I want the most, but I’ll spend what I need.
I may be starting a new job in a week or two. Right now, I’m looking at dedicating my 17″ to it…but I’d rather not carry around a 3 year old 7 lb laptop when I could use something lighter and smaller.
One of the important things for that job is virtualization. Atom isn’t good for that. One of the other important things is remote connection with UltraVNC…1024×600 isn’t good for that.
Update 11/11/09: I bought that Acer. I’ll let everyone know my thoughts when it comes in.August 12, 2009 at 4:58 am in reply to: Can Windows 7 run in Samsung NC10? #195949
Installed the RTM Ultimate on my NC10, everything works great. Haven’t had a chance to exercise the battery and see how it compares against Vista though…July 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm in reply to: Microsoft to bomb Europe with IE-free Windows 7 #193979
Gotta love the EU. No WMP (I’m guessing…that was true in Vista N), No IE…I highly doubt it’ll be a strong seller.
Hopefully MS will still have the options of -N and the regular versions.June 17, 2009 at 10:10 pm in reply to: Intel/Windows Sticker Removal? #183616
Will removing the stickers affecting the one-year warranty? :S
Are the new NC10s coming with 1 year warranties? I picked mine up in Nov. 08 and it had a 3 year.April 23, 2009 at 2:27 pm in reply to: Do white NC10s get grubby easily? #189444
I’ve had my white one since the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, use it pretty much daily, and it still looks like it did when it was new (other than fingerprint smudges and a couple scratches on the chrome).
But, I also wash my hands before I use my computers.April 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm in reply to: [poll] Ubuntu 9.04 desktop version or remix version? #188480
Problems with suspend and resume, and with sound recording. Known issues:
* 340014 – Samsung NC10 fails suspend/Resume tests
* 362373 – Sound recorder does not work in Samsung NC10 on Jaunty
That’s rather disappointing, I’m curious if it’s limited to NBR or if all Ubuntu does it. Downloading all 3 now, and will get Mint as soon as it’s available.March 27, 2009 at 3:10 pm in reply to: Whats your Router and does it play nice #174265
Linksys WRT600N. Linksys Firmware and DD-WRT.
NC10 w/ stock driver and card; replaced with intel 5100N and latest drivers.
All worked just fineFebruary 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm in reply to: [NC10]SSD and intel 802.11N. What's next? #180849
Core V1 instead of V2.
It’s been pretty good to me so far…when I come out of standby GoogleTalk takes a long time and my drive flashes constantly…not sure why though.January 30, 2009 at 2:23 pm in reply to: [NC10]noooooo!!! #177771
Suffice to say, I am glad I wonâ€™t need to open the ram-slot for a long time; if ever.
You can remove the bottom of the chassis without unscrewing the RAM door, and 2gb is already your limit.January 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm in reply to: [NC10]What did you do to Sammy? #181890
I put a 200gb 7200rpm drive in there, then when I bought an X25m for my Thinkpad, I put a 60gb SSD in there instead.
the 200gb dropped the battery life a little, and ran a little hotter. I’ve not had a chance to give the SSD an endurance run to see what happens; I’m also not entirely sure I don’t wish I had the SSD in my quad core desktop instead of the 250gb.January 28, 2009 at 9:33 pm in reply to: [NC10]What other Wireless N cards work with the NC10? #181635
Intel 5100 works as well, but probably not as well as the 5300 given that it only has 3 antenna.
Atheros has some N cards.January 27, 2009 at 4:44 am in reply to: [NC10]Intel 5300 draft n #169108
The Thinkpad one should have been fine. Same for HP. Lenovo and HP both use whitelists for their wireless cards. A generic will throw an error on bootup in an HP or Lenovo unless you use a hacked BIOS to ignore the error.
The Samsung shouldn’t have any issues thanks to its not flagging anything (other than the 4965, I guess)January 27, 2009 at 4:41 am in reply to: Looking to Buy NC10 – SSD, XP install/recover, support… #181422
1. Some people have had blotched screens, but Samsung is replacing them. That issue is supposed to be have been resolved by now. Speakers aren’t loud enough in my opinion, but that’s typical of most notebooks. SD drives don’t fit flush with the laptop, but it can’t boot off them anyway, so it’s not that big a deal at the moment.
3. It’s as simple as using Acronis. I have the X25-m in my Thinkpad, and moved my OCZ Core to the NC10. Can’t say on the software side, I formatted to Vista Home Premium out of the box, never ran their software. I migrated from the 160gb drive to the SSD, performed the SSD relevant tweaks, and then reimaged my system with Acronis.
It does include 2 CDs, of which I would assume are the OS CD and Drivers & Apps CD.
If you have a USB optical drive, that’s all you need to get it on there.