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Samsung NC10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6689 reviews of Samsung NC10. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but the sound and touchpad get less positive views.

usability, portability, performance, size, battery

touchpad, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung NC10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1292 user reviews of Samsung NC10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the size and battery. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the touchpad.

usability, portability, performance, battery, size

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NC10 10.2-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Windows XP Home, Black)Samsung NC10 10.2-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Windows XP Home, Black)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung NC10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1054 user reviews of Samsung NC10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the size and battery. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the glare.

usability, performance, portability, battery, size

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NC10-14GBK 10.2-Inch Black Netbook - 6 Cell BatterySamsung NC10-14GBK 10.2-Inch Black Netbook - 6 Cell Battery

Mar, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Samsung NC10 - 10.2in Netbook


Samsung's NC10 is the best netbook money can buy. Read the review to find out why!

Stunning design ; Fantastic battery life ; Perfect keyboard layout

Mediocre speakers ; Flimsy carry case ; Weighty battery

It might be late to the party, but Samsung has clearly listened to users and learned from the competition, thus producing a supremely balanced proposition. Attractive design and reassuring build quality are married to a great keyboard and superb...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Pickering (

Samsung NC10 notebook


Initially perceived as a bit of a fad, the netbook phenomenon is definitely here to stay. With shelves cluttered up with well over two dozen representatives of the slinky little devices, and with most packing similar specs, it's been tricky to sort out...

Fantastic battery life, excellent performance, great keyboard

Samsung bloatware, small touchpad, no 3G modem

As fantastic as the Samsung NC10 sounds it’s not all plus points. The touchpad is a touch on the short side, making internet browsing a little trickier than it could have been. It does come packed with a fairly hefty amount of Samsung related bloatware...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : (

Samsung NC10 review


At 100g heavier than, say, the LG X110 ,  Samsung's NC10 is a giant among netbooks – which for an ultra-portable laptop is not necessarily a good thing. Being honest, it's right on the outer boundaries of what we'd call acceptable. The compromise...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Mike Browne (

Samsung NC10 review


The best netbook we've seen so far - and the price is right

Great design ; Top specs ; Value for money ; Great screen ; Comfortable keyboard ; Rock solid battery life

Nothing truly groundbreaking

Mar, 2009


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Samsung NC10 review


Samsung's NC10 has an attractive pearlescent white case that resembles Asus's original Eee PC 701.

Feb, 2009


Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Samsung NC10 review


The MSI Wind U100 is arguably the pick of current netbooks, inspiring rebadged versions under such names as Advent and Medion. Samsung must have looked at MSI's successful design when it made its own Samsung NC10 netbook, for it is very much a me-too...

Samsung's netbook offering may tick nearly all the same boxes as the MSI Wind, but its keen pricing and remarkable mains-free longevity make it a worthy addition to the line. The Samsung NC10 may be marginally larger, heavier and lack 802.11n but this...

Nov, 2008

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Samsung NC10


The Samsung NC10 netbook weighs a mere 1.33kg, and measures 261x185x30mm but somehow manages to squeeze in a 10.2-inch SuperBright screen with 1024x600 resolution. It also has a 160GB hard drive, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Processor and supports Bluetooth and...

Eee might be the brand du jour but Samsung has been cranking out decent budget notebooks since netbooks were just a gleam in Intel Atom’s eye. For a solid, practical XP workhorse, look no further. Samsung NC10 is tagged with Sasmung, laptop and...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : James Holland (

Samsung NC10


Were you to pop a standard-sized Samsung laptop into the machine from Honey I shrunk The Kids, you'd end up with the Samsung NC10.

Amazing battery. Free on certain mobile phone/broadband contracts

There are few netbooks heavier than the NC10

Could do with shedding a few pounds, but otherwise the NC10 is extremely good value for money - especially if you get it free on contract.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Mads D. (

Samsung NC10 - For the man on the road


The Samsung NC10 is yet another competitor in the ever-growing netbook market, but it still manages to stand out with its great design. The NC10 measures 10.2 inches, weighs 1.33kg and is available at a price that allows anyone to participate in the...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Will Head (

Samsung NC10


The large keyboard and long battery life, combined with non-glossy screen, make it the Samsung NC10 a traveller's best friend.

The Acer Aspire One has a great keyboard but poor battery life. The Asus Eee PC 1000 has a great runtime but a just-too-small keyboard. Anyone who's waited for netbook makers to combine the best of these two leading mini-laptops into a single product...

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio included:REALTEK ALC272-GR
Audio system:ALC272 HD / HD / HD Audio / HD EDS / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / HDA EDS / High Definition
Audio system manufacturer:REALTEK ALC272-GR
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1 / 1.5 / 2 / 3


Battery Capacity:4400 / 5.200 / 5200
Battery life (max):10 / 3.5 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 7.5 / 8 / 8.3 / 8.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Blue / Pink / White
Product Type:Netbook


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:10 / 4:3 / 5:3
Display brightness:220
Display diagonal:25.6 / 25.9 / 26
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1024 x 800 / 1280 x 800 / 2048 x 1536
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:2K Ultra HD / No
LED Backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.224 / 0.358 / 0.384 / 128
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated

Hard drive

Hard disk controller:Serial ATA-150
Hard disk drive type:S-ATA / SATA


Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83 / 84
Keyboard type:AZERTY / Silver Nano
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2
Memory clock speed:1066 / 533 / 667 / 800
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 100
Networking features:10/100 Ethernet UTP / 10/100 LAN / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / HSPA
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 40

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other features

Audio system:ALC272 HD / HD / HD Audio / HD EDS / HD, SRS 3D / HDA / HDA EDS / High Definition
Battery Type:24.42 Wh / 57.2 Wh
Compatible operating systems:SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / Win XP Pro / Windows XP/Vista/7
Dimensions (WxDxH):26.1 x 3.03 x 18.5 / 261 x 185 x 30 / 261 x 185 x 303 / 261 x 185.5 x 30 / 261 x 185.5 x 30.3 / 261 x 186 x 30 / 261 x 30 x 185 / 292.4 x 217 x 30.7
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150 / GMA 950 / GMA X4500
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Memory Type:PC2-5300
Minimum RAM:1024
Modem type:N / V.92
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No
Video in:N
Weight (imperial):2.8
Wireless Technology:802,11 b/g / 802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b.g / 802.11b/g / Atheros 802.11 b/g / Atheros 802.11b.g / Atheros 802.11b/g / HSDPA / HSUPA, 802.11 b/g / IEEE 802.11 b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / WiFi / WiFi 802.11 b/g

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


GPS (satellite): No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1 / 3
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.1
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:40
Power Supply:40


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 12
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR2 667 / DDR2/3
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE Express / Intel NM10
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123 / 47
Processing Die size:26 / 66
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Diamondville / Pineview
Processor Cores:1
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.6 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:533 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:N270 / N450 / N455
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series / Intel Atom N400 series
Processor Socket:FCBGA559 / Socket F (1207)
Processor threads:2
Stepping:A0 / C0
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5 / 5.5 / 6.5
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:No / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36331 / 49491 / N455
Processor code:SLB73 / SLBMG / SLBX9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3 / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / HDD
Security management description:Kensington lock slot


Bundled software:- McAfee Virus Scan\n- SAMSUNG Magic Doctor\n- Easy SpeedUp Manager\n- Easy Network Manager\n- Easy Battery Manager\n- Easy Display Manager\n- SAMSUNG Update Plus\n- Adobe Acrobat Reader\n- SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / -McAfee Virus Scan\n-SAMSUNG Magic Doctor\n-Easy SpeedUp Manager\n-Easy Network Manager\n-Easy Battery Manager\n-Easy Display Manager\n-SAMSUNG Update Plus\n-Adobe Acrobat Reader\n-SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / -SAMSUNG Magic Doctor,\n-SAMSUNG Update Plus,\n-Easy Display Manger,\n-Easy Battery Manager,\n-Easy Network Manager,\n-Easy SpeedUp Manager,\n-Adobe Acrobat Reader. / 2K/XP/XP Professional X64/Windows Vista\nMac OSX 10.3.9 / Adobe Acrobat Reader / Adobe Acrobat Reader, Easy Battery Manager, Easy Display Manger, Easy SpeedUp Manager, SAMSUNG Magic Doctor, SAMSUNG Network Manager, SAMSUNG Update Plus / Adobe Acrobat Reader, Samsung Network Doctor, Samsung Update Plus, Magic Doctor, Samsung Easy Battery Manager, Samsung Easy Network Manager, Samsung Easy Display Manager, Samsung Easy Speed Up Manager, Samsung Recovery Solution III / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nSamsung Recovery Solution III / Adobe Reader;\nEasy Battery Manager;\nEasy Content Share;\nEasy Display Manager;\nEasy File Share;\nEasy Network Manager;\nEasy Resolution Manager;\nEasy SpeedUp Manager;\nSamsung Support Center;\nSamsung Update Plus. / McAfee Virus Scan \nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update Plus\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, microSD (TransFlash), microSDHC, miniSD, miniSDHC, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / Operating System Recovery DVD, System S/W Media / SAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III \nAdobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III,\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor, SAMSUNG Update Plus, Easy Display Manger, Easy Battery Manager, SAMSUNG Network Manager, Easy SpeedUp Manager, McAfee SecurityCenter, Adobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manger\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Network Manager\nSAMSUNG Update Plus / Samsung Recovery Solution III\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution III\nSAMSUNG Magic Doctor\nSAMSUNG Update plus Easy Display Manager\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager \nEasy Speedup Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / Samsung Recovery Solution III\nSamsung MagicDoctor\nEasy Battery Manager\nEasy Display Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy SpeedUp Manager\nSamsung Update Plus\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\n / Samsung Recovery SolutionIII\nSamsung Magic Doctor\nSamsung Update plus Easy Display Manager,Easy Battery Manager\nEasy Network Manager\nEasy Speedup Manager\nAdobe Acrobat Reader / ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser\nPhotoStitch, EOS Utility\nTWAIN, WIA\nDigital Photo Professional
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security 9.0 / McAfee Security Center / McAfee SecurityCenter / McAfee Virus Scan / McAfee VirusScan / Norton Internet Security 2010


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:16 / 160 / 250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6 / 17.9 / 18 / 18.5 / 18.6 / 18.8 / 19 / 26 / 26.1 / 3 / 3.03
Height :18.5 / 18.6 / 2.7 / 23.5 / 3 / 3.03 / 3.07 / 30 / 30.3
Height (front):2.15 / 2.53
Height (rear):3.37 / 3.47
Weight:1 / 1.18 / 1.24 / 1.27 / 1.3 / 1.33 / 1.52 / 2.2
Width:18.6 / 19 / 25.9 / 26 / 26.1 / 26.4 / 29.9