The Samsung NC10 is, quite
simply, the best netbook money can buy at the moment. While there's no one
feature that puts it head and shoulders above everything else out there, the
combination of superb build quality and attention to detail gives the NC10 a
distinct edge over the competition.
Things like the matte
finish which doesn't attract fingerprints (I'm not a fan of the White, but
there are Blue and Black variants as well though), the excellent keyboard and
one of the best screens we've seen on a netbook to date just demonstrate the
thought and effort Samsung has put into this little device.
Of course, there are downsides like the trackpad and accompanying buttons,
which we would have preferred to be a bit bigger, and we can't forget the
performance limitations imposed on netbooks. Forget about watching
high-definition video and doing other CPU-intensive tasks if you're not
prepared to wait because, like every other netbook out there, the heart of the
NC10 isn't designed with high performance in mind. Instead, the Intel Atom
processor inside this device is all about delivering good enough computing and
that's exactly what the NC10 delivers.
Frankly, that's about all we have been able to come up with and, as far as I'm
concerned, if that's all that is wrong with a device that costs less than £300
(including VAT) then we're onto a winner. @ bit-tech @