New toys :) Samsung NC-10!
About a month ago a colleague was looking in to buying a netbook. I’d been toying with the idea of a portable computer for a long while and ummed and ahh’d about a new laptop for an age. I’d bought a Dell Vostro laptop for my girlfriend’s birthday back in October (her birthday is in November but there’s nothing like being prepared is there?) and while it has come in handy for her University work, it was just too cumbersome to carry around on a daily basis having a 15.4″ screen and being quite weighty.
Obviously then I was looking for a decent netbook so first stop was the Asus Eee range. A good starting point but I wasn’t feeling SSD at the time with the disk sizes being so small (8GB and 16GB). I was therefore in a bit of a quandry. I needed the size of a netbook combined with the usability of a laptop. I looked at the Dell Mini 9/12 and several other options but they were all missing something important so I put it off until my colleague mentioned recently that he was looking for one too.
While we were looking, another colleague mentioned the Samsung NC-10. Due for release in early November and had received very good reviews on the circuit. After a quick Google we had decided it had everything we wanted. Good brand name, attractive, 10 inch screen, large hard drive (160GB), good keyboard, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and was easily upgradeable to 2GB RAM also! We both decided this was the one and shortly after it came in stock at Play.com, we both placed orders. He went for the white one and I got the blue.
Unfortunately for me, it seemed that the blue one was seriously delayed and despite placing an order on 10th November for the blue one, I still haven’t received it from Play.com! Fortunately for Dixons, they did have stock so I placed another order with them and received my NC-10 yesterday! First impressions are favourable. It’s light, responsive and perfect for my needs and comes highly recommended!