My new toy – Samsung NC110

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I’ll spare you the story of me impatiently trying to find something at a local store instead of doing the sensible thing and buying online but I came home with a brand new Samsung NC110

The NC110 is a slightly newer version of the popular NC10 with the only real difference being longer battery life (up to 9.5 hours according to Samsung!) and an improved touchpad

The vital statistics

10.1” screen

Intel Atom Processor (1.6Ghz)



Windows XP Home

Webcam, 3x USB ports, Card reader

Wireless, Bluetooth, LAN port


The thing that drew to the Samsung was the keyboard. The product blerb says it’s 93% the size of a full keyboard but it’s as useable as a regular laptop keyboard

I wanted a netbook for keeping connected out and about. I’ve been in several situations recently where it would have been great to have a laptop with me but hauling my regular laptop around wasn’t really an option. This is so small I can put it in a bag and carry around with me. Also with the extra long battery life I can safely go out and not need to worry about carrying power cables as well

It took a little while to get used to browsing on the smaller screen but it’s nothing to complain about

I’ll be looking to put Windows 7 onto it over the next few weeks (trying to decide if I should wait for the RTM!) as going back to XP always feels weird now (in the same way going back to Windows 98 machine was weird after Windows 2000 appeared)

I asked Bryony to take some pictures while I unboxed it (in the kitchen of all places…i was being very impatient!) as all geeks love a good unboxing ceremony!


How small is the box compared to Bryony’s Nokia?!



All very neatly packed


Box contents


Battery, power cable, sleeve, restore discs, documentation and NC110!


There it is!



Thanks for indulging me 😉

A really good Samsung fan site can be found at which also has it’s own forums which I’ll be leaning on for tips and tricks I’m sure

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Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. Formerly, coordinator of AMITPRO and Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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2 thoughts on “My new toy – Samsung NC110

  • Nice choice Andy. Had my eye on the NC10 for some time, just couldn’t justify having two laptops. Thought about getting one for couch browsing but went for an iPod touch instead and very glad I did! Liked it so much I ditched my Nokia E71 in favour of an iPhone 🙂


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