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Samsung NC10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6783 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 Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the battery and size are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the sound and touchpad.

usability, performance, portability, size, battery

touchpad, sound

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

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung NC10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1293 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 Laptops on Reviewers really like the size and battery. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on 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)

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung NC10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1140 user reviews of Samsung NC10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by 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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Felix Sold (

Review Samsung NC10-JP01DE Netbook


Netbook oldie. We take a look at the Samsung NC10 Ecko Plus, a tr

Robust case and good workmanship; Powered USB port; Excellent keyboard; Matt display suitable for outdoors; Long battery life with standard battery; Low entry-level price

Keys too small in places; Narrow palm rest and small touchpad; Low screen contrast; Low processor performance; Not much included with delivery

Numerous netbooks with 10.1-inch screens. These include, for example, the Asus Eee PC R101 with its top-notch display, the Samsung NF210-HZ1 with Intel Atom N550 and 3G UMTS module, the Acer Aspire One D255 with N550, or the Samsung NF310 with a matt...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (

Samsung NC10


With the latest crop of netbooks beginning to sport Intel's new Atom N280, which features a slightly higher clock speed (1.66GHz vs. 1.6GHz) and a faster front-side bus (667MHz vs. 533MHz), how well does a netbook built around the earlier Atom N270...

Samsung's NC10 netbook offers great battery life, solid construction, and good performance. And it's not a fingerprint magnet

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Samsung NC10 Netbook


It doesn't always have to be an Eee… There's no question, the Eee

Very pleasant design; Smudge resistant high gloss surfaces; Good case stability; UMTS available; Warranty extension of up to 48 months possible; User friendly, pleasant to use input devices; Outdoor suitable display; Low heat and sound emissions; Good...

Eventually adverse positioning of the USB ports; No Bluetooth, WLAN Standard-n in the basic configuration

Many thanks to which kindly provided us with the test device. You can configure and purchase it here, as well.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Samsung NC10


The NC10 betters previous Samsung netbooks with a built-in HSDPA SIM card reader and the portability this provides. Optus wireless broadband bundles seem like excellent value.

Sharp design, Built-in HSDPA SIM card reader, Good battery life

No 802.11n or gigabit Ethernet, Trackpad is a bit on the small side

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (



Samsung's NC10 isn't just a netbook--it's a series of interesting choices. It scores a couple points with a good screen, great battery life, and keys sized appropriately for human hands. However, before we rip into this review, you should be aware that...

Fantastic software suite Fairly colorful screen

Recessed mouse button too loose

The best features are found in the software package. The handy Samsung Recovery Solution III backup and system-restore program even throws in a couple of suggestions regarding the possible causes of your machine's problems, giving you a recommended...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (

Samsung NC10 Laptop Review


Fantastic software suite ; Fairly colorful screen

Recessed mouse button too loose

This boxy netbook from Samsung is a good first try, but a small handful of design flaws in the mouse might annoy you.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Brian X. Chen (

Review: Samsung NC10


The best part of this beautiful paragon of plastic and chrome is its keyboard. It's not exactly standard size, but it's proportioned to feel as...

Striking matte interior with chrome accents. Comes in black, blue, or white. Solid performance: Tied the Wind for second place

Single mouse button feels like a clunky, shrunken seesaw. Ships with 1 GB of RAM and holds only one stick, so you’ll have to buy a 2-GB module if you want to upgrade

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Samsung NC10-14GB


Once its price gets down to the level of products from Acer and MSI, the Samsung NC10-14GB will be one of the top-rated netbooks on the market.

93 percent keyboard. 10-inch widescreen. Standard six-cell battery. Excellent battery-life scores.

Touchpad is small. Price could be lower.

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Dec, 2008

Expert review by : John Ratsey (

Samsung NC10 User Review


Since the beginning of 2008 it seems like every company in the world has decided to start offering "netbooks." These low-cost, small form factor notebooks are ideal mobile companions, but do any of these netbooks stand out as exceptional? Samsung hopes...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Samsung NC10 review


With Samsung's recent entry into the U.S. market, it certainly makes sense for the company to include an example of the hottest thing in laptops right now--the humble Netbook. As evidenced by other recent big-name entrants such as Dell,...

Excellent battery life; decent, nearly full-size keyboard.

Bland design with no outstanding extras; too-small touchpad.

The Samsung NC10 is a completely average Netbook in every way, but we like its keyboard and love its long-running battery.

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio:Realtek ALC272-GR
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 performance:4400 / 5.200 / 5200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6


Front Camera:N / Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3


Color of product:Black / Blue / Pink / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook

Disk Drive

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


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:10 / 4:3 / 5:3
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1 / 10.2
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 / Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

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


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.224 / 0.358 / 0.384
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 / QWERTY / 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:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
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:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 100
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
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 relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 32
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 32
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-5 - 40

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD EDS / HD, SRS 3D / HDA
Battery Type:24.42 Wh / 57.2 Wh
Compatible operating systems:SAMSUNG Recovery Solution III / Win XP Pro / Windows XP/Vista/7
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.03 x 0.119 x 0.728 / 10 x 7 x 1 / 10 x 7 x 12 / 10.3 x 1.18 x 7.28 / 10.3 x 7.28 x 1.18 / 10.3 x 7.28 x 11.9 / 10.3 x 7.3 x 1.18 / 10.3 x 7.3 x 1.19 / 11.5 x 8.54 x 1.21
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics:GMA 3150 / GMA 950 / GMA X4500
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150 / GMA 950 / GMA X4500
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
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 Data

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


GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity: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
Chipset:Intel 945GSE Express / Intel NM10
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 12
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GSE Express / Intel NM10
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123 / 47
Processing die size:26 / 66
Processor:N270 / N450 / N455
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1
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 data transfer rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5 / 5.5 / 6.5
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:N / Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / 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):N / 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):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36331 / 42503 / 49491
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:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / HDD
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / HDD
Security management:Kensington Lock Slot
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. / 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 / 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\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
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 disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:16 / 160 / 250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
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:1.18 / 1.19 / 10 / 10.3 / 4.57 / 7 / 7.05 / 7.28 / 7.32 / 7.4
Height:1 / 1.06 / 1.18 / 1.19 / 1.21 / 11.9 / 12 / 7.28 / 7.32 / 9.25
Height (front):0.846 / 0.996
Height (rear):1.33 / 1.37
Weight:2 / 2.6 / 2.73 / 2.8 / 2.87 / 2.93 / 3.35 / 4.85
Width:10 / 10.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 / 11.8 / 7 / 7.32