Samsung NC10 Review

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  1. stenchlord

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    NC20 unboxing and first impression on youtube. Watched it last night for those interested.

    Larger screen 12" and larger resolution 1280x800.
     
  2. Dexamenus

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    hmm, i was thinking about getting a wind, but these do look really nice.
    if only could get a good price with a decent keyboard, stupid economy.......no one is wanting to offload their US layout one are they???
     
  3. rhysxanthis

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    The top one is US keyboard, the last a UK keyboard (purchased from places such as www.handtec.co.uk, www.overclockers.co.uk).

    Apparently they are relatively easy to get used to - and you can always set it to a US keyboard in windows, and remember the keys from a regular us keyboard like the ones we have here.

    I figured it out, and it would be at least $100au difference just for the keyboard - something I was really not willing to pay for.
     
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    I have looked at both sites linked above but cant seem to find if the NC10 comes with Linux instead of XP ???

    Anyone know ??? thanks :)
     
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    AFAIK it only comes with WinXP Home SP3. That is what I have on mine right now.
     
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    Can someone confirm the 2nd picture is the UK layout, cause the keys are completely different (it's not QWERTY)
    I was under the assumption the UK layout is still QWERTY , but just that some of the Shift symbols are different.

    :confused:
     
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    Oh, I didnt look that close!

    Its definitely not the UK keyboard then - they are still QWERTY - see here

    You'll never guess what showed up today - my NC10! Despite the dlivery time being Wednesday, it still turned up today! I still can't believe it! Got picked up midnight our time friday night, and here at 1050 am Monday! Just a pity I was asleep when it came! Going out to the depot tonight to pick it up.
     
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    Ah sweet, thanks.

    I'll most likely going to order one as well :thumbup:
     
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    I got stuck at an internet cafe in Paris that had AZERTY keyboards....

    It makes it rather infuriating when you're trying to write an email to someone important about a booking for accommodation that you didn't use [due to floods in Switzerland at the time]
     
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    hi all. great review OP, this is probably one of the best netbooks yet.

    i just wanted to ask this question to confirm; does this unit have the USIM card reader built-in? could swear that i read somewhere before it came out, that it would.....

    anyway, confirmation either way would be great (remember, USIM readers can often be well hidden, as proven by the fujitsu subnotebooks from a couple of years ago!

    cheers :)
     
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    Thanks :)

    No it doesn't have a USIM reader as far as I can tell, the only slot on the body is for the SD card reader.

    As for using the UK keyboard, you get used to it very quickly. When I first started on it I was irked and switched the Windows key layout to US International. That worked fine until I needed to find an unusual key = pressing lots of buttons until it showed up. I got tired of this and just left it on the UK layout and now it's second nature. I can jump back onto my gf's US layout keyboard and that doesn't feel weird either. The shift keys really make no difference being so small, either does the large enter key. The only HI problem is the trackpad being almost flush with the case.
     
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    I just had a look around my NC10 (US version) and can't spot a usim reader, or anywhere that it might be hiding. Had a quick look on the net, and it seems like early review editions might have had a spot for it, and that maybe the asian models do include the sim reader.
     
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    A model including USIM reader is coming out next month in the UK - but it comes with a hefty 100 pound surcharge.

    No other features seem to be included.

    On another note, I have my NC10 :D
     
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    cheers for that guys. very helpful.
    unfortunately, i've promised myself i would wait for a readily* available model that included integrated USIM for mobile interwebisphere action :weirdo:


    * - readily meaning locally sold, or reliable grey import, so to speak
     
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    Try the BenQ Joybook U101 :)

    Onto the NC10, my first impressions are very very very positive!
    I just love the thing :D

    Its so awesome, everything I wanted, and the keyboard is awesome, and i actually found the touchpad perfectly adequate - I wouldn't complain if it was a bit larger, sure, but otherwise, I find it absolutely fine.

    :leet::leet:
     
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    does the 6-cell battery protrude out, and if it does, is it an annoyance?
     
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    Why dont people order these from the US to get a US layout keyboard?
     
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    Not 1 bit. Its one of the big pluses of the NC10, its been designed with a 6 cell battery in mind.

    About aud100 difference +, and TBH, its not that annoying (at least not worth the 100+ to me).

    Not to mention finding a US store that will ship here for a reasonable price is impossible.
     

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