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A few weeks ago, Amazon started taking orders for a new Special Edition version of the Samsung NC10 mini-laptop. It has a higher capacity, 5900mAh battery than the original NC10. And it has a slightly larger touchpad.

Now, early on it looked like the Special Edition had a radically redesigned touchpad with a new chrome mouse button and no visible scroll area. But a closer look at the pictures on Amazon shows that the new touchpad really looks lot like the old one — it just has a little more surface area. Don’t get me wrong. That’s certainly a good thing. But I’d say the primary reason to check out the Samsung NC10 special edition is for that battery, which Samsung says could run for over 9 hours on a single charge.

via Portable Monkey

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6 replies on “Samsung NC10 Special Edition touchpad shows minor improvements”

  1. I always wish that manufacturers would give various estimates for battery life, so for example, when doing A it lasts 3 hrs, when doing A+B it lasts 1 hr etc.

  2. Do ANY netbooks have a third mouse button?

    By the way, you can do a middle click traditionally by pressing both the left and right mouse button simultaneously, but I don’t know if this is possible on NC10’s rocker design (where you can only press one button at a time)

    1. Not netbooks per-se, but ThinkPads have 3rd button.

      The one that comes closest to a netbook, x61s, could be had before Christmas for ~CAD570 (even cheaper in US) in basic config (1.6 c2dulv, 1gb ram, 80 gb hd, abg wifi, 12″ screen, 4cell~ 3h battery, ~ 2.9 pounds).

    2. With mini laptops that support multitouch (like the NC10), you can configure a three finger click to act as a third button. Or use tap zones in the corners of the trackpad.
      I found that under windows I can configure the touchpad so that I don’t use the buttons at all. I don’t know any linux distro that supports multitouch yet, but there’s a new synaptics driver so give it a month or two…
      (btw opensuse seems the best linux distro for the NC10 as all the fn keys work, touchpad sensitivity is just right and sound works correctly).

      http://netbook-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=57&start=10

  3. A bigger touchpad is certainly a good thing, personally I think it’s a little too small in the original NC10.

    The Special Edition is only $50 more than the standard NC10 and you get a great battery.

    When will Amazon ship?

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