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Samsung NC10 Series

Samsung NC10-JP05DEProcessor: Intel Atom N270, Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10.2 inch
Weight: 1.175kg, 1.2kg, 1.32kg
Price: 329, 400 euro
Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 39 scores (from 47 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 68%, features: 70%, display: 82%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 85%

 

Samsung NC10

Specifications

Samsung NC10Notebook: Samsung NC10
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.32kg
Price: 400 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 84.69% - good
Average of 35 scores (from 44 reviews)

 

90% Review Samsung NC10 Netbook | Notebookcheck
It doesn't always have to be an Eee… There's no question, the Eee 1000H from Asus can convince in many ways and sets the staff for its competitors very high. But, one of the hottest candidates to debase the Eee is the Samsung NC20 netbook. It offers an equally convincing mobility with the same built in hardware and what's more - a very chic appearance. In this regard, the NC10 can even top the Eee.
Samsung NC10
Source: Netbookboards English
At first, the Samsung NC10 netbook might seem a bit expensive. Most of the extra money probably pays for the 6-cell battery, and 6.5 hours of battery life is definitely worth it. To compare, an MSI Wind with a 6-cell battery costs you at least $50 more, and still won’t run for as long. The netbook also has a bigger keyboard than most others out there, leaving netbook keyboard critics little to complain about. We also love that Samsung threw in some minor but extremely appreciated bonuses: a great webcam, a third USB port, and multi-touch capability. The small trackpad probably can’t take full advantage of the multi-touch, but it’s a minor flaw.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: price: 40% display: 90% mobility: 90%
70% Samsung NC10 netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

A standard netbook with a pretty conventional design, Samsung's NC10 won't turn many heads, but its crowning feature is built-in 3G wireless broadband. Partnered with Optus, the Samsung NC10 becomes a handy road-warrior — if you can live with the tiny touchpad.

Samsung's NC10 isn't the most attractive netbook on the market, but it's built in 3G wireless broadband capabilities and above average battery life makes it a good road warrior.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
81% Samsung NC10
Source: PC World English
Obviously, a near-7-hour battery life is important for long-haul trips, but if you're spending half that time wondering whether you'll break the mouse button, you might be a little down on this netbook. That said, the NC10 gets more than enough right to make it a worthy option. My advice: Take a look at the N110. It costs only $30 more, it improves on the biggest complaint I've lodged here, and it has a longer battery life. Tough call.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 84% features: 79%
Samsung NC10 review
Source: CNet English
When we visited Samsung's Korean HQ, the company assured us it wasn't working on a netbook, and wasn't particularly interested in the market. Fast-forward a few months and it's not only made a netbook but it's made one that's among the finest on the market -- obviously someone was paying attention. The NC10 is available to buy now from all good outlets for around £320. The Samsung NC10 is definitely one of the better netbooks on the market. It's fantastically well designed, easy to use, has great battery life and is affordable. The Eee PC 1000HE can last longer away from the mains, but the NC10 is definitely not a machine to be sniffed at.
Preis 80, Mobilität 80, Ergonomie 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2009
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
100% Samsung NC10 review
Source: Techradar English
So, has the Samsung NC10 been worth waiting for? Clearly the answer is yes. While it does nothing new, it takes all the proven good points of other devices, tightens them up and delivers an excellent package at a great price. It'll be interesting to see how other companies respond but for the time being, Samsung has set the benchmark for 10-inch Netbooks and set it high.
100, Preis 90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90%
80% Samsung NP-NC10 10.2-inch Netbook Subnotebook Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Samsung's NC10 was the king of battery life in the netbook market until ASUS released their new Eee 1000HE. It still has incredible battery life for a netbook that can easily allow one to run for upwards of seven hours before needing to charge it. The keybaord is also 93-percent the size of a full laptop keyboard making it a joy to work on. The trackpad on the other hand is quite small and difficult to use due to the lack of a definitive edge.
80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 80%
90% Samsung NC10 netbook
Source: Reg Hardware English
The NC10 is Samsung's take on the Small, Cheap Computer but unlike many 'me too' netbook competitors, the South Korean giant has clearly put a bit of thought into differentiating its offering from the other Eee-alternatives out there. Perhaps the most distinctive thing about the NC10 is its keyboard. Samsung has managed to cram in impressively large-sized keys, so unlike some models it doesn't take that long to get up to a decent typing speed. The Acer Aspire One has a great keyboard but poor battery life. The Asus Eee PC 1000 has a great runtime but a just-too-small keyboard. Anyone who's waited for netbook makers to combine the best of these two leading mini-laptops into a single product have had their prayers answered, by Samsung with its NC10. All hail the new netbook champ.
90, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% mobility: 40%
90% Samsung NC10 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
As fantastic as the Samsung NC10 sounds it’s not all plus points. The touchpad is a touch on the short side, making internet browsing a little trickier than it could have been. It does come packed with a fairly hefty amount of Samsung related bloatware too. All of which can be easily removed, but it makes that first hour of use not quite as fun as you’d have hoped. There is no 3G modem either, a feature now more prominent on netbooks, but not a surprising omission when this device was launched last year. As far as netbooks currently on the market go, there’s no doubt that the Samsung NC10 is among the best currently on offer. At its competitive price point, and with all it has to offer, anyone after a portable internet and word processing device should give this one a really good look.

9 von 10, Mobilität gut, Leistung exzellent
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% mobility: 80%
80% Samsung NC10-14GB
Source: PC Mag English

The Samsung NC10-14GB is a well-equipped netbook whose trimmings include a standard six-cell battery, but we'd like to see its price adjusted down to MSI's and Acer's level.


4 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% mobility: 90%
74% Samsung NC10 (White)
Source: CNet English

With Samsung's recent entry into the U.S. market, it certainly makes sense for the company to include an example of the hottest thing in laptops right now--the humble Netbook.

The Samsung NC10 is a completely average Netbook in every way, but we like its keyboard and love its long-running battery.
von 10: 7.4, Ausstattung 6, Leistung 7, Mobilität 9
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 90%
83% Samsung NC10
Source: Mobile Computer English
Although by far one of the better (and better-looking) netbooks available, the Samsung NC10 is let-down by its annoying awkward touchpad.
5 von 6, Display sehr gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% display: 90% mobility: 80%
80% Samsung NC10
Source: Computer Shopper English

Having just launched its notebook line in the United States this past October, Samsung might be a new name on these shores when it comes to portables, but the company is not new to designing and manufacturing laptops. The Samsung NC10 corrects a lot of the shortcomings of earlier netbooks and keeps the price reasonable, too.
8 von 10, Mobilität sehr gut, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% mobility: 90%
90% Samsung NC10 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's netbook offering may tick nearly all the same boxes as the MSI Wind, but its keen pricing and remarkable mains-free longevity make it a worthy addition to the line. The Samsung NC10 may be marginally larger, heavier and lack 802.11n but this could be the new champion of the breed.
(von 5): 4.5, Verarbeitung 4.5, Ausstattung 4, Preis 4.5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
100% Samsung NC10 - 10.2in Netbook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It might be late to the party, but Samsung has clearly listened to users and learned from the competition, thus producing a supremely balanced proposition. Attractive design and reassuring build quality are married to a great keyboard and superb battery and if one or two things, like the token slip case, could be improved upon, all is forgotten when you look at the price. Unless integrated HSDPA is high on your agenda, you can buy an NC10 with great confidence. In its class: it is the best.
(von 10): 10, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 9, Preis 10
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 90%
100% Samsung NC10 netbook review
Source: Techradar English
So, has the Samsung NC10 been worth waiting for? Clearly the answer is yes. While it does nothing new, it takes all the proven good points of other devices, tightens them up and delivers an excellent package at a great price. It'll be interesting to see how other companies respond but for the time being, Samsung has set the benchmark for 10-inch Netbooks and set it high.
5 von 5, Ausstattung gut, Preis gut, Display sehr gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80%
83% Samsung NC10
Source: PC Pro English
There really isn't a chink in the NC10's armour. Some might bemoan the lack of an SSD, but to our minds the capacious 160GB drive is more than ample. There is always the option of using the SDHC-compatible card reader if you need critical documents to be kept safe on a more shock proof medium. Connectivity, too, is on song. Three USB ports nestle up against a VGA output and a 10/100 Ethernet socket, and while the Atheros wireless chipset lacks Draft-N, the ever handy presence of Bluetooth softens the blow.

5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Samsung NC10
Source: Laptop Mag English
Until now, no other netbook has been able to match the 10-inch MSI Wind’s endurance, strong performance, and spacious keyboard. Samsung’s NC10 is the only product that provides comparable—and even improved—features for a lower price. Its comfortable, well-positioned keyboard, speedy and spacious hard drive, and more than 6 hours of endurance make the $499 Samsung NC10 the most well-rounded 10-inch netbook on the market. While the $549 MSI Wind (with a six-cell battery) is an excellent choice, it will cost you $50 more. Those willing to sacrifice some touchpad room will find the Samsung NC10 to be a great mobile companion.
4 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 90%
80% Mitnahmeeffekt
Source: Connect German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 69% features: 75% mobility: 98% ergonomy: 79%
77% Nette Netbooks
Source: Chip.de - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 92% features: 70% display: 93% mobility: 74% ergonomy: 68%
Vier im Netz: Netbooks bis 10 Zoll im Vergleich
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2009
Rating: display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% emissions: 80%
Samsung NC10 anyNet N270BH (Mini-Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%
80% Samsung NC10-Anynet N270W
Source: Chip.de - 1/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90%
Klein, bunt, mobil
Source: c't - 3/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: performance: 40% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
80% Samsung NP-NC10
Source: Connect - 2/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 60%
90% Test Samsung NC10 Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 52% display: 82% mobility: 97% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 92%
80% Samsung NC10 Netbook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 80%
85% Samsung NC10 im Test
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
85% Samsung NC10
Source: PC Go - 1/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
92% Die neue Mobil-Klasse
Source: PC Praxis - 1/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Korean Style
Source: mobile Zeit - 1/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
95% Zwerg mit langem Atem
Source: SFT - 2/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 95%
Samsung NC10 Winchester
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
Samsung NC10 Winchester
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2008
Rating: price: 100% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
80% Marathonläufer
Source: Connect - 1/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
83% Nachzügler
Source: Computerbild German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% performance: 74% features: 80% display: 89% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 99%
90% Mobiler Langläufer
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90%
85% Samsung NC10-anyNet N270W (Netbook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 100% performance: 100% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 82% ergonomy: 84%
Samsung NC10
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2008
Rating: features: 50% display: 80% mobility: 60%
90% Samsung NC10 Winchester
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
81% Samsung NC10, eficacia mini
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 81%
90% Samsung NC10 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Test: 9 netbooks
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Samsung NC-10
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 62% mobility: 78% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
Le meilleur netbook du moment
Source: Tekit French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%

 

Samsung NC10-JP01DE

Specifications

Samsung NC10-JP01DENotebook: Samsung NC10-JP01DE
Processor: Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.175kg
Price: 329 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

85% Review Samsung NC10-JP01DE Netbook | Notebookcheck
Netbook oldie. We take a look at the Samsung NC10 Ecko Plus, a tried and tested machine with older Intel hardware and a black case. Its performance is not the best by any means, but its current entry-level price is appealing.
85% Test Samsung NC10-JP01DE Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 38% display: 71% mobility: 94% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 94%

 

Samsung NC10-JP05DE

Specifications

Samsung NC10-JP05DENotebook: Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Processor: Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 400 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Samsung NC10 Plus JP05
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2011
Rating: performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
91% Samsung NC10 Plus JP05
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 85% display: 85% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%

 

Comment

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

N270:

Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.

N455: Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated DDR3 memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.


10.1: The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions.

10.2: The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.175 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.32 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
Atom N550, 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC210-A02FR
Atom N550, 1.2 kg
» Advent Zuni
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 210-2290sf
Atom N550, 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)