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As reported yesterday, Samsung has officially announced that it’s bringing its line of laptops to the US, including the much-anticipated Samsung NC10 netbook. Laptop Magazine got some hands-on time with the NC10, and noted that it comes with a 6-cell battery, a 93% full size keyboard with sturdy construction. And it weighs 2.8 pounds, which is quite light compared with the 3.2 pound Asus Eee PC 1000H, although a hair heavier than the 6-cell MSI Wind U100.

The US model will have:

  • CPU:1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU
  • Display: 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Storage: 160GB HDD
  • Webcam: 1.3MP
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet
  • Expansion: 3 USB ports, 3-in-1 card reader, VGA output
  • Dimensions: 10.3″ x 1.2″ x 7.3″
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Price: $499

The netbook also includes system recovery software and the ability to switch between power saver and high performance modes. In power saver mode the CPU speed is cut and the display backlight is dimmed to, you know, save power.

It’s worth noting that while Buy.com showed a $475 price for the Samsung NC10 yesterday, that price has been raised to $499. You can now also pre-order the Samsung NC10 at Amazon for $499. It’s available in metallic blue and metallic white and will likely ship in November if not sooner.

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9 replies on “Samsung NC10 update: More photos, more places to buy”

  1. I was in the Columbus Circle Samsung Experience Store in the Time Warner Center in NYC on Saturday, October 18. They don’t have any NC10 and said they might have display models in November.

    1. does anyone know the exact memory specification for the nc10? various upgrade sites show DDR2 667 200 pin SODIMMs but the samsung web site shows DDR2 800Mhz compatibility. i don’t know which to believe. can anyone confirm?

      1. bought mine from ebay. sealed in factory box but it came with ddr2 667MHz
        not sure about those sold from buy.com or newegg.
        was wondering why too. so i guess it does come in two variations but 800MHz is the max nc10 support.

  2. https://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/spec.do?group=computersperipherals&type=mobilecomputing&subtype=netbook&model_cd=NP-NC10-KA01US&fullspec=F
    Operating System Operating System Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home
    CPU CPU Intel® Atom™ Processor N270 (1.6GHz clock speed, 533 MHz FSB, 512Kb L2 cache)
    Main Chipset Main Chipset Intel®
    System Memory System Memory 1GB
    Maximum System Memory 2GB
    Display LCD Technology 10.2″ Wide SuperBright© WSVGA
    Graphics Graphic Processor Intel 945 GSE (shared)
    Multimedia Multimedia Player No
    Speakers 3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2)
    TV No
    Integrated Camera 1.3 MP Web Camera
    Storage Hard Drive 160 GB
    Optical Disk Drive No
    Communication Wired Modem No
    Wired Ethernet LAN 10/100 Base TX
    Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g
    WWAN No
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR*
    I/O Ports VGA Yes
    S-Video No
    HDMI No
    Headphone-Out Yes
    Mic-in Yes
    Internal Mic Yes
    USB 2.0 Yes (3)
    Multi Card Slot 3-in-1 (SD, SDHC, MMC)
    Webcam 1.3MP
    X-Dock Port No
    Serial Port No
    IEEE1394 No
    RJ11 (Modem) No
    RJ45 (LAN) Yes
    TV Antenna No
    DC-IN (Power Port) Yes
    PC CardBus Slot No
    Input Keyboard Type 83 Key (89% Fullsize, 2.0mm travel, 17.7mm pitch Anti-Bacteria Keyboard)
    EZ BLU Keys Fn+F7 (Samsung Magic Doctor)
    Touch Pad, Touch Screen Synaptics
    Security Trusted Platform Module (TPM) No
    Asset Management Tracking (AMT) No
    Virus Protection McAfee Virus Scan
    Kensington Key Lock Capable Yes
    Data and File Recovery Yes (Samsung Recovery Solution III)
    Fingerprint Reader No
    Security Yes
    Power AC Adapter Yes
    Battery 6-cell Lithium Ion, 5200 mAh
    Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W XH XD) 10.27″ x 7.3″ x 1.19″
    Weight, Including Std. Battery 2.8 lbs.
    Warranty Std. Warranty 1 Year Std. Parts and Labor
    Software Installed Softwarre Samsung Recovery SolutionIII,Samsung Magic Doctor, Samsung Update plus Easy Display Manager,Easy Battery Manager, Easy Network Manager,Easy Speedup Manager, McAfee Virus Scan, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Professional 2007

  3. from the press release:
    Samsung’s NC10 netbook will be available in white or metallic blue color options. It will feature such high-end specifications as a 160GB hard drive and a 10.2-inch wide 1024 x 600 display. It will also come with a full host of I/O ports and 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and a built-in 1.3 mega-pixel webcam. Most impressive is the 93 percent full-size keyboard and its standard 5200mAH high capacity 6-cell Lithium Ion battery, providing up to eight hours of use on a full charge. Samsung’s netbook, unlike a notebook, is designed for consumption rather than creation. With that in mind, a focus on usability and data consumption resulted in the decision to include a large hard drive and make sure long battery life was a key component.

  4. I wonder if the final US version will have Korean characters on the keyboard — all the pictures to-date have them

  5. I found it available for pre-order on GovConnection (the personal purchase side of the site) for $470. According to the site, it is the version with XP, 160 GB hard drive, and 6-cell battery.

    I already have an Eee PC 900 (when it had the rebate). From what I’ve read about the NC10, it looks like a better keyboard layout. The Eee keyboard layout is a PITA especially when I keep hitting the wrong keys when reaching for the bottom row keys.

    I don’t know. I know I shouldn’t but it looks cool, and the larger screen and keyboard would make it a bit easier to use than the 900.

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