Samsung NC110 review

  • £236

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

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Samsung has grabbed the rest of the netbook-producing market and turned it upside-down with the NC110, setting the bar high in a market that already seemed to be saturated to the maximum.

It's often hard to be hopeful about something that far down the price bracket, because it almost seems destined to fail. But we've genuinely been surprised by the Samsung NC110's abilities.

We liked

The Samsung NC110 costs very little to buy, but even so it seems as if Samsung has seen fit to put it together with the exact same thoughtfulness and attention to detail that it uses on much more expensive laptops. It even looks pretty fantastic too.

Then there's that battery life, which is really astounding – it's a lot better than many other netbooks out there, and they cost much more.

We disliked

There's not all that much that the Samsung NC110 didn't do right, really. OK, so the specification is as basic as it gets, but you wouldn't expect much more for the money.

The only real gripe about the Samsung NC110 is the amount of software that it came pre-installed with. Some was fairly useful, some was just plain annoying and unnecessary.

Verdict

The Apple iPad 2s and Motorola Xooms of this world will still reign supreme in the desirability stakes, but for the more level-headed types out there who want something really purposeful, the Samsung NC110's price tag will certainly turn a few more heads than any other netbook before it.

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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