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    Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    So, has anyone got one of these yet? They look like the pick of the bunch to me, at £298.

    I'd be interested to know what build quality and the screen is like. Also, do you reckon Ubuntu will go on one of these nicely in place of XP?

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Kasavien has one,

    http://forums.hexus.net/small-form-f...ok-memory.html

    Guess what we really need is for Hexus to review one!

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    Kasavien has one,

    http://forums.hexus.net/small-form-f...ok-memory.html

    Guess what we really need is for Hexus to review one!

    Ahem - yes Hexus. Don't make me poke you in the eye to get your attention!

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz View Post
    ...I'd be interested to know what build quality and the screen is like. Also, do you reckon Ubuntu will go on one of these nicely in place of XP?
    I admit this is my choice of current netbooks.

    The Atheros wireless chipset is my concern with Ubuntu. There are some problems reported on the Ubuntu forum (FN Brightness and keyboard issue; do a search for more detail)
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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    I got one of these the other day (and I'm using it to type this), but I haven't had much of a chance to try it out yet. The build quality is spot on and feels really solid as a whole. I'm having a little trouble getting used to the trackpad which seems to be pressure dependant as to what function it performs. The screen seems to be very sharp and doesn't seem to overly suffer from glare/reflection.

    I guess Ubuntu would be as suited to this as any netbook with a similar spec in terms of useability. I can't say first hand though. I did read that the battery life on the NC10 isn't as impressive when using a different OS because you don't have the Samsung battery power saving tools installed which were used to get the advertised 7.5 hour battery life. I don't have the link at hand for whre I read this, but I think it was on www.liliputing.com

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    I love my NC10 it's everything I hoped for from a netbook, using it now on the train back from holiday and it works a charm. Battery life is excellent too, I get at least 6hours from a charge, but to be honest I've not used it long enough to drain the battery. It's great for day to day tasks and I've installed Steam on it and UT2K4 works well as does Quake Team Arena but both need a mouse to be playable. As it is it's great for Peggle

    Not sure what else to say, it seems to cope well with a few things running, I've used it mainly for Internet and Windows Mail with Skype or MSN open too and it copes well. Iplayer is good, IE7 can be a bit slow to load some heavy flash pages though.

    All round it's a good little laptop, really pleased I bought one!

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    I had an advent 4211 for a few months and loved it but the 3 cell battery was a bit of a pain so I sold it on, have been looking at these and they seem a good buy, the ram is upgradable via a door on the bottom right? the 4211 had to be taken apart to upgrade the ram.

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    The NC10 has a RAM access panel on the base with a single screw holding it in place. No where near as complicated as upgrading the 4211

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mousemat View Post
    The NC10 has a RAM access panel on the base with a single screw holding it in place. No where near as complicated as upgrading the 4211
    cool, any idea on the hdd's? If i go for a nc10 I'm hoping they are 2.5" obviously realise that will probably involve opening the case to change, also do the NC10 come with any recovery media?

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Yeah, it's a 2.5" drive and there isn't an access panel for that. It comes with an XP recovery disc and a Samsung software recovery disc to get it back to its factory state. Remember that it doesn't have a disc drive though

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Just had a quick look, this should help with the HDD upgrade

    http://www.laptopmag.com/advice/how-...ve.aspx?step=1

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Just a quick note misco have currently got one with 160gb HD and 1gb ram for £299.99
    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/...627&CatId=3300

    How much more HD space do you need on a netbook?

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Yeah, that's the standard configuration (and the same model I have ) You can get it for the same price at Ebuyer and Play.com (Just search for NC10), although for some reason Amazon have it priced higher.

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mousemat View Post
    Yeah, it's a 2.5" drive and there isn't an access panel for that. It comes with an XP recovery disc and a Samsung software recovery disc to get it back to its factory state. Remember that it doesn't have a disc drive though
    still have my optical from advent

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post

    How much more HD space do you need on a netbook?
    unlike my pc which is constantly upgraded/ formatted etc etc ill probably use my netbook to hold my itunes folder so theres half the capacity gone straightaway

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    Re: Samsung NC10 - Anyone got one yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradmax57 View Post
    still have my optical from advent
    Good to go then I'm thinking of getting one myself, but I'm getting on fairly well without it so far

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