Samsung NC110 review

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

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Samsung boasts up to 10.7 hours of life from the standard six cell battery found in the NC110, and although it wasn't far off achieving that, all that could be squeezed out of it during mixed use (with the Wi-Fi on at all times) was about seven hours from a full charge.

Still, it's enough to keep you going all day without having to spoil your light luggage with a hefty charger, and let's be fair – it's one of the best we've seen in the netbook category from what is the cheapest example of its kind.

The Samsung NC110 sticks with a fairly conventional specification for notebooks – not a surprise really, given its price tag and the fact that the lowly Windows 7 Starter Edition doesn't need much to power it. It packs an Intel Atom processor, 1GB of memory and Intel GMA integrated graphics.

So the Samsung NC110's not particularly powerful in any way – it can just about cope with basic internet surfing, word processing and listening to music, but that's about it. Don't expect to be able to play even the most basic-looking games out there or even think about extensive multitasking.

The 250GB hard drive is decent, and will certainly suffice for most of the files you'll want to carry around with you during a day, but it isn't anything to shout about in this category.

The built-in speakers on the Samsung NC110 aren't anything to write home about either, but they're certainly not the worst of their kind and at least they can be turned up to a reasonable volume level, even if it does become a little shrill at that point.


Tech Specs

Product TypeNetbook
Hard Drive Capacity250 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelGMA 3150
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeNo
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time10.70 Hour
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
Product ModelNC110
Product NameNC110 Netbook
Aspect Ratio128:75
Manufacturer Part NumberNP-NC110-AM2UK
Manufacturer Website Address
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