If you follow me on Twitter (or Facebook) you’ll have seen this
Where can i get a netbook TODAY? Curry’s, Comet & PC World not being much help
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
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
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 www.sammynetbook.com which also has it’s own forums which I’ll be leaning on for tips and tricks I’m sure