Samsung NC110 review

A netbook with a bargain price, huge battery life and superb build

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Our Verdict

Samsung beats many more expensive competitors with this well-built, attractive but cheap netbook

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1024 x 600
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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For

  • Low price tag
  • Huge battery life
  • Excellent build quality
  • Slim and light
  • Good looking

Against

  • Basic performance
  • Bloated with useless software
  • Limited screen adjustability
  • No HDMI input
  • Slightly grainy screen

What do you do when you want to catch the eye of people torn between the growing domination of tablets such as the Apple iPad 2 or Motorola Xoom and a much more user-friendly, but far less trendy, netbook? You bring out a netbook that's so cheap you can't possibly pass it by – and that's exactly what Samsung has done with its NC110.

It's a real foot in the door of the market at £236 – cheaper than the likes of the Asus Eee PC 1018P, the Packard Bell Dot SE or even the Acer Aspire One 522. In fact, it's the cheapest netbook around.

But does that price mean it's a bag of bolts? Actually no, not in the slightest. One of the most surprising things about the Samsung NC110 is that it's been superbly put together and the materials are of a high grade.

You honestly wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this – a PC from the bottom of Samsung's range – and one of its premium laptops, such as the Samsung SF310. It's an amazing feat, then, that the NC110 is also ultra slim, light and nicely designed, with a thoughtful location of buttons and ports, as well as a choice of different colours for the base and lid.

The keyboard on the Samsung NC110 is also excellent quality, with nicely spaced keys that react to inputs with just the right amount of sensitivity, and the same goes for the touchpad – it feels absolutely spot on.

Tech Specs

Product TypeNetbook
Hard Drive Capacity250 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelGMA 3150
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time10.70 Hour
WebcamYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyNC
Operating System Architecture32-bit
Processor ModelN550
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Brand NameSamsung
Processor Speed1.50 GHz
Processor TypeAtom
Screen Size25.7 cm (10.1")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Standard Memory1 GB
Weight (Approximate)1.18 kg
Cache1 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelNM10 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots1
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports3
Height33.7 mm
Width259 mm
Depth179.5 mm
Screen ModeWSVGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesNC
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelNC110
Product NameNC110 Netbook
Aspect Ratio128:75
Manufacturer Part NumberNP-NC110-AM2UK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

If you're looking for great value then you've found it - the Samsung NC110 netbook. Despite being budget-friendly, it comes in a choice of stylish colors and incorporates many advanced features designed to help you stay in touch and squeeze more into your day. As well as simplifying everyday tasks with genuine Windows 7 Starter, its intelligent wireless connectivity means you can automatically use any available network or you can access the Internet practically anywhere through your smartphone. Of course, if you're into the viewing videos or photos you'll be seriously impressed by its ultra sharp and bright screen, which is also anti-reflective so you can enjoy clear images even in direct sunlight. Its narrow bezel also makes it smaller than other netbooks. In fact, because the NC110 weighs just 1.18kg and has an extensive battery life of 10.7 hours you can watch whatever you like, whenever and wherever you like!

Package Contents
  • NC110 Netbook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
Limited Warranty1 Year