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SAMSUNG NC10 (6 CELL) @ARGOS £229.99 ONLINE ONLY

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Samsung nc10 Use code ARGFD for free delivery

* Intel Atom processor.

* 1.67 GHz processor speed.

* 1GB RAM.


* 10.2in screen size.

* 160GB hard drive.

* 3 USB ports.

* Card reader.

* Bluetooth.

* Webcam.

* Wireless enabled.

* Genuine Windows XP Home operating system installed.

* 6 cell battery - life (up to): 7 hours.

* Weight: 1.3Kg.
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#1
These have gone up, it was £219 a few days ago, and even Currys had them at a similar price. The NC10 is a good computer, well built, but the newer generation machines like the N140 are only £229 at CPW. Maybe not a bad price for an NC10 but there are a lot of netbooks coming in at this price now.
#2
friend bought the NC10 from argos and it only came with a 3 cell battery lasting only 3 hours.

edit: should read the title better as this is a 6 cell version
#3
Gr8 piece of kit, one of my better buys
#4
Yes better deals instore at CPW..
#5
can you update the ram on this?>
#6
I got one of these a good while ago on a deal from Viking Direct for about the same money.

It is a good netbook, but recently my girlfriend purchased the EEE 1005HA for around the same money and that is a superior machine.

The wireless card in the NC10 is rubbish. It is easy to open the machine up and sort stuff out though. I have put an SSD and a Broadcom CrystalHD decoder card in mine... the latter so I can use it to watch HD movies.
#7
Awesome deal, I have a 6 cell NC10 I bought in October for £260, which was a hot price at the time.

Yes you can upgrade the RAM from 1GB to 2GB, although I haven't bothered - you can just about play Guild Wars on it on low settings with the 1GB chip.

The only bad thing about it is the speakers which are a bit too quiet.

Heat + rep
#8
pablored;7901138
I got one of these a good while ago on a deal from Viking Direct for about the same money.

It is a good netbook, but recently my girlfriend purchased the EEE 1005HA for around the same money and that is a superior machine.

The wireless card in the NC10 is rubbish. It is easy to open the machine up and sort stuff out though. I have put an SSD and a Broadcom CrystalHD decoder card in mine... the latter so I can use it to watch HD movies.


Hi...

1) Can you just give an idea why the 1005 is better?

2) Have done anything to upgrade the wireless card? (or does anyone know if this can be done?)

Thanks
banned#9
The NC10 is starting to get a bit long in the tooth to be honest.
Any n270 netbook costing more than £200 is not worth it anymore.
#10
This is a good netbook but you could have the N140 with longer battery life and 250GB disc for the same price:

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/broadband/laptops-and-netbooks/buy/SAMSUNG_N140
1 Like #11
The NC10 has been overtaken by later models but it's still a great, well built piece of kit. I think the comment that the wireless card is 'rubbish' is somewhat misleading - I've had my NC10 for about a year and never had a problem. The Samsung wireless software isn't brilliant, but you just disable it and use the XP management app.

I've added and extra 1GB RAM and found that Office 2007 and BBC iplayer run far better.

My only criticism would be that the speaker volume is poor, but the following tweak sorts that out:

Go to Start/Control Panel/Sounds/Speech/Audio Devices/Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager.
Under the 'Sound Effect' tab push all the Equaliser levels up to max.
Under the 'Mixer' tab turn up the rotary Playback Volume control to max.

If Divx movies are still too quiet, download and install 'AC3Filter'. Change the AC3 filter volume/gain setting to max and reboot. Also, sound is better using the free VLC Player app than WMP.
#12
Any one who mentioned N140 deal on Carphonewarehouse website, please be advised that it is currently out of stock. I don't think it is a good comparison as you cannot actually purchase the item at the price at the right moment. Therefore it is not a better deal than the OP or even not an actual deal.
#13
pablored;7901138
I got one of these a good while ago on a deal from Viking Direct for about the same money.

It is a good netbook, but recently my girlfriend purchased the EEE 1005HA for around the same money and that is a superior machine.

The wireless card in the NC10 is rubbish. It is easy to open the machine up and sort stuff out though. I have put an SSD and a Broadcom CrystalHD decoder card in mine... the latter so I can use it to watch HD movies.

Can you let me know where your GF bought her 1005HA at that price, please?
#14
pablored

The wireless card in the NC10 is rubbish. .


I've no problem with it, connects to my router 3 floors up np, a steady connection with no drop out
#15
I HAD no problems with my nc10 but i sold it going to get an ultra portable laptop or netbook
#16
roadie
I HAD no problems with my nc10 but i sold it going to get an ultra portable laptop or netbook

That's what you just sold!

Maybe spend some of the proceeds on punctuation lessons?
#17
lol, sorry i didnt bother using punctuation, whats wrong with you man?!
#18
The N140 is still about in-store. In some respects the CPW version is superior to the NC10 as it has a bigger trackpad, Atom N280 and larger hard drive - although some N140's have a lesser spec and are almost the same. However the NC10 seems to be better built, has a better webcam (1.3MP) and is meant to have a better screen. It is up to same spec as some versions of the N140. It is easily upgradeable and well discussed and supported in forums and is considered to be a benchmark and had quite fast performance in comparison to other netbooks at the time. The performance of all 10in netbooks is within a small range anyway so the main differences to me seem to be keyboard quality, screen (matte or glossy), storage space and trackpad size and quality plus of course the cosmetics. I think the NC10 is a solid machine but probably now going to look older as netboks become slimmer with the new chips, integrated batteries etc.
#19
I've had six months trouble free computing with my NC10. The wireless networking is fine on mine. As already stated the keyboard and screen quality are the main plus points on this little machine.

The deal last time at Argos included a cut price copy of MS office but still not a bad price.
#20
I love mine. Good deal, although my fathers Acer One d150 I think is just as good (and cheaper too).
#21
BlackCloud;7904177
The N140 is still about in-store. In some respects the CPW version is superior to the NC10 as it has a bigger trackpad, Atom N280 and larger hard drive - although some N140's have a lesser spec and are almost the same. However the NC10 seems to be better built, has a better webcam (1.3MP) and is meant to have a better screen. It is up to same spec as some versions of the N140. It is easily upgradeable and well discussed and supported in forums and is considered to be a benchmark and had quite fast performance in comparison to other netbooks at the time. The performance of all 10in netbooks is within a small range anyway so the main differences to me seem to be keyboard quality, screen (matte or glossy), storage space and trackpad size and quality plus of course the cosmetics. I think the NC10 is a solid machine but probably now going to look older as netboks become slimmer with the new chips, integrated batteries etc.


I have just passed my NC10 to my wife having the N140 from CPW. I cannot see any difference in the build quality byr the N140 is a bit lighter and came with a 6 cell 5900mah battery. The screen is better quality on the n140 but very factionally smaller.

Also the battery life appears to be better on the N140.

For anyone thinking of upgrading the batteries of the NC10, NC20 and N140 are all interchangable.
#22
roadie
I HAD no problems with my nc10 but i sold it going to get an ultra portable laptop or netbook


Besford
That's what you just sold!

Maybe spend some of the proceeds on punctuation lessons?


roadie
lol, sorry i didnt bother using punctuation, whats wrong with you man?!


Didn't you know if you put one foot wrong on this site you get shot down? Frikkin idiots!
#23
John Mason
This is a good netbook but you could have the N140 with longer battery life and 250GB disc for the same price:

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/broadband/laptops-and-netbooks/buy/SAMSUNG_N140

N140 has Windows 7 Starter & 250gb HD,NC10 has Windows XP Home &160gb HD
#24
whelpin;7904403
N140 has Windows 7 Starter & 250gb HD,NC10 has Windows XP Home &160gb HD


Yes, I went for the N140 last week. CPW in the Trafford Centre had stock. I can also report that it takes the same memory upgrade that the NC10 takes.
#25
bonecase
Any one who mentioned N140 deal on Carphonewarehouse website, please be advised that it is currently out of stock. I don't think it is a good comparison as you cannot actually purchase the item at the price at the right moment. Therefore it is not a better deal than the OP or even not an actual deal.


Still in stock as some shops even though head office may tell you different. Best just phoning around. Picked one up last Friday from St Helens.
#26
jon67;7904519
Still in stock as some shops even though head office may tell you different. Best just phoning around. Picked one up last Friday from St Helens.


Exactly what did call some stores and why I did, why I mentioned that the Trafford Centre stores had stock and why I did not post this as a deal.
#27
John Mason

For anyone thinking of upgrading the batteries of the NC10, NC20 and N140 are all interchangable.


Do the 6 cells protrude more or no difference from the 3 cell size wise?

Any pointers to a cheap 6 cell replacement feel free:thumbsup:
1 Like #28
Arbk66;7904553
Do the 6 cells protrude more or no difference from the 3 cell size wise?

Any pointers to a cheap 6 cell replacement feel free:thumbsup:


Never seen a 3 cell battery but the 6 cell is flish with the back of the netbook but protrudes maybe 6 or 7mm on the underside nut this tilts the keyboard up for you.
#29
Ah well thats no problem, should still fit in the skin then.

Thx
#30
Arbk66;7904597
Ah well thats no problem, should still fit in the skin then.

Thx


I would think so, used with my NC10 and that is a little thicker than the N140. I have a 9 cell battery that I may put on the N140 just to see how long it will run, I would guess 12-13 hours :-)
#31
Just had a swatch on fleabay, batteries delivered from CN

6 cell £28
9 Cell £30
#32
This is good. Now.
Great Brand. reasonable Battery life .Good price.
Pine trail ( Atom N450 etc) and Win 7 is coming..
You will pay for the extra . Now.

We all know what Netbooks can and cannot do ( Or do we?).

Pinetrail is offers better battery life .but similar performance.

COCO
#33
After making a bad mistake buying a Maplin netbook, I returned and bought the Samsung N30 for the same price as the 10 - HERE

It finds wireless connections fast and also connects fast, the sound is very low but can be tweaked up. Nice size screen, I`ve been able to run many things without a problem. I suggest clearing out the rubbish that is installed as the tray looks like it`s about to fire sperm into a bank, with far to many start up apps.

For the money, IMHO these samsung laptops are very good and would highly recommend.
#34
Had my NC10 (6 cell battery) for about 3 months now great little netbook.

Only issue I have is fingers prints left on the gloss black finish.

I bought it to replace my Advent 4211 (MSI Wind Clone), perfectly good netbook but the battery life only lasted around 2 hours, the NC10 gets 7-8 hours on the battery.

Bought mine from Dixons for £238.

Also got £20 cash back from Samsung in December so in effect cost me £218.

I did post the deal I got at the time but was not that well received, may the cash back put people off ?.
#35
I have an NC10 and I paid £300 for it 6months ago. battery lasts about 6.5 hrs. It is handy but the novelty wears off after a while and they become a bit frustrating (as with all netbooks im sure). Id recommend if you use the train a lot! It only weighs about 1kg
#36
I think theres an NC20 coming out or out?? It has a 12" screen. Maybe look into one of those ppl :)
#37
mdekq007
I have an NC10 and I paid £300 for it 6months ago. battery lasts about 6.5 hrs. It is handy but the novelty wears off after a while and they become a bit frustrating (as with all netbooks im sure). Id recommend if you use the train a lot! It only weighs about 1kg


Like anything else, netbooks become frustrating if you don't understand what they're for before you buy one...

mdekq007
I think theres an NC20 coming out or out?? It has a 12" screen. Maybe look into one of those ppl :)


The NC20 has been out since Jan 2009:

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/laptops/249540/samsung-nc20
#38
Wireless card issues. Firstly I should have noted that I use linux exclusively. The NC10 comes with a card that uses the atheros chipset which tends to be ok, but this precise one has issues. Just look up "nc10 wireless issues". It worked ok for about a year, although with drops and major hidden network issues. But then just stopped working and died. I bought a broadcom card off ebay to put in as a replacement, thinking I may try OSX at some point.. but in the end got a CrystalHD for the newly spare slot and have been making do with ethernet since then. If out and about I use my Nokia E71 as a modem.

The Asus 1005HA has a better battery, a larger touch pad, a slimmer more modern and solid feeling design. I would even say it has a better keyboard, but that is personal preference. It is similar in size, but the keys are flatter/wider and have less travel. I think the wifi card is N grade so for those with the required hardware file transfers could be swifter. Oh yeah... and it comes with a nicer case. The only downer I can think of is the glossy screen, but even the newer samsung models have that.

1005HA was purchased early December from oyyy.co.uk. There was quidco as well. Made sure to get the N280 model and XP. I know PC World Business had it at 240 or so around the same time, but they really messed up the order and we wanted it sorted before the VAT increase.

Anyway, I still use my NC10 for xbmc. I just wish I could get it to power on with the lid closed via a BIOS setting. It is a good netbook, just a little old now. If I was in the market at the moment I would probably get something like this instead...
http://www.simplyasus.com/Asus_Eee_PC_1008HA_Seashell_702021.html
...although the 1005HA N280 has a replaceable battery.
#39
Thanks for that comparison Pablored,.
#40
note that Argos have a really nasty return poilcy now
they will only accept exchange or returns if the laptop is not working, fair enough
BUT they do not believe you now by default. they send the laptop away, and they are supposed to get a verdict in a minimum of one week whether it is actually faulty.
If it is they will by default repair, if not you have to come physically back into that Argos branch to get a refund.

I bought a laptop, the wifi didn't work, i took it back next day, and now I am out of pocket for weeks until they confirm I can have my money back.

NOT HAPPY :x

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