The Samsung NC10 was a laptop released back in 2008. This was before the days of tablets and cheap smartphones, the NC10 fell into the “netbook” category of mobile computing that filled a much needed niche at the time.
It’s easy to forget that at that time if you wanted to browse the web or even check your email you needed a full on desktop PC or you could dip your toe in the emerging smartphone market. The ultra portable and keenly priced netbooks of the day swooped in to become the must have computing kit of the day.
No sooner had they become popular, they disappeared just as quick when mobile phones became powerful enough and big enough to do the same kind of job.
- Official Site: Search Samsung.com for official firmware, drivers, support etc
- Wikipedia: Find the Samsung NC10 on Wikipedia
Best Place to Buy the Samsung NC10 UKThe Samsung NC10 is not easy to get hold of anymore, you might want to try sourcing one second hand for example from ebay, or you might find one in the Amazon market place. Alternatively, you could try looking for a new model if possible.
The NC10 is no longer manufactured and there are better things out there these days. But it might make for an interesting bit of kit for a hobby project or perhaps as a collectable historical items – after all this little netbook was an important landmark on the road map of mobile computing.You might be able to find a Samsung NC10 from ebay or the Amazon market:
Samsung NC10 Review
The Samsung NC10 was well received in the day. At the time it was impossible to get this much computing power in such a small package for such a low price. Remember, this was in the days before tablets and the majority of home users were paying out for comprehensive desktop systems just to check their emails and surf the web.
The NC10 was well regarded for it’s excellent keyboard that still stands ahead of many modern examples, it’s something that can still easily be neglected in ultra portable laptops.
The battery manages to keep the NC10 going for around 5hrs. Of course if you buy an older second hand one you might be getting a worn out battery but the packs are replaceable and reasonably priced in the grand scheme of things. With some careful management users reported 7 hours use and above.