Samsung NC10 Netbook Compared With Samsung N120

Posted: May 26 2009, 7:28am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:32pm CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs


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Samsung came out with the 10 inch Samsung NC10 netbook at the end of last year. We take a look how the NC10 netbook still fairs compared to the recently unveiled Samsung N120 netbook.

The Samsung NC10 features a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB Hard Disk Drive, and as expected Windows XP Home Operating System.
Samsung has given a 6-cell battery to the NC10, which has a life of up to 6-hours. This netbook is also characterized by a 10.2-inch display and integrated webcam. Its ergonomic keyboard is a 93-percent scaled down version of a standard keyboard. The raised keys and outstanding key positioning make NC10’s keyboard very special.
However, Samsung had to compensate a bit too much with its touchpad to accommodate the spacious keyboard. Its touchpad is comparatively small at 2.3 x 1.1 inches. Its measurements are a highly manageable 10.3 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches and it only weighs 2.8 pounds.

We compare the NC10 to the newer Samsung N120 netbook. The keyboard of the Samsung NC10 at 93% of full-size keyboard is less spacious than the 97% of full-size keyboard of the Samsung N120.
The larger keyboard of the N120 gives users increased comfort while typing. The NC10 also has a smaller touchpad than the N120.
The battery life of 6-hours of the NC 10 is less than the 7.5 hours provided by the N120. However, unless the two netbooks are performing the same tasks, battery lives cannot be compared convincingly.

The measurements of 10.3 x 7.3 x 1.2 of makes NC10 thinner on most parts compared to the N120, whose measurements are 10.71" x 7.4" x 1.17". Both the netbooks weigh 2.8 pounds. Both of them also feature a 10-inch LED screen, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD and a 1.3MP camera.
The Samsung NC10 is offered in a variety of colors including white, pink, black, and blue whereas the N120 is offered in just two colors – white and black.
There is actually now price difference anymore between the NC10 and the N120. Both sell now at $399.99. Just two weeks ago the N120 was still at $460.

The above comparison shows that the Samsung NC10 is actually still holding up with the new N120. The keyboard and touchpad of the N120 are bigger.
If you want to type a lot of text than the N120 is sure the better choice. If you just want to use your netbook mostly for surfing and writing occasional emails you go and pick a stylish color with the NC10.

Where to Buy
The Samsung NC10 is selling for $399.99 on Compare Prices on other stores.

The Samsung N120 is selling for $460.99 on Compare Prices in other Stores.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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