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Samsung NC20

Samsung NC20
alaScore 84

337 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The performance and portability are also appreciated.

screen, portability, performance, keyboard, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NC20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NC20

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 135 user reviews of Samsung NC20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

performance, screen, portability, battery, keyboard

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung NC20 12.1-inch Mini-notebook (VIA Nano U2250 1.3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Bluetooth, Windows XP Home, Black)Samsung NC20 12.1-inch Mini-Notebook (VIA Nano U2250 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Windows XP Home, White)Samsung NC20 12.1-inch Mini-Laptop (VIA Nano U2250 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Windows XP Home, White)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NC20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Samsung NC20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, value for money, screen, keyboard

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung NC20-21GBK 12.1-Inch Black Netbook - 6 Hour Battery

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Samsung NC20 Review

 

Thanks to its size, the Samsung NC20 is a 12″ netbook that brings an appreciable level of comfort for typing [...]

The Samsung NC20 is a good Netbook that is comfortable, light and has a good battery life – the three fundamental qualities that many of us seek. Its Via Nano processor can totally stand against Intel's 1.6Ghz single-core Atom and its hard disk is even...

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Review Samsung NC20 Netbook

 

Netbook +/- The NC20, the successor to the popular NC10, has just

Good design; Good case sturdiness; The guarantee can be extended to up to 48 months; User-friendly, comfortable to use input devices; Low heat and sound emissions; Good battery life

Glare-type display makes outdoor use hard.; A UMTS version is not available yet

There isn't much going on yet in the 12 inch netbook market. Dell offers, for example, the Inspiron Mini 12. Eventually maybe cheaper, more traditional subnotebooks too.

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Samsung NP-NC20

 

Netbooks are all the rage these days, and some companies, like Dell, are practically giving them away.

Large screen for a netbook ; Good battery Life

A bit beefy ; Pricey for its class

This lumpy netbook's biggest selling points: It's screen and good battery life. But you could buy a full laptop for less.

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Samsung NC20 (21GBK)

 

Despite a slightly bloated price tag, the Samsung NC20 (21GBK) is the only netbook that has both a 12-inch widescreen and a full-size keyboard.

Big 12-inch widescreen. Desirable 1,280-by-800 screen resolution. Full-size keyboard. Performance is better than expected. Very portable. Big battery

Bland design. A bit pricey for a netbook

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Samsung's Luscious Laptop Puts Nebbish Netbooks to Shame

 

The Samsung NC20 has created a category all its own: hands-down favorite computer of the year. Sure, this netbook won't ever be called sexy, but it's definitely smart, from portability to performance to play time.

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Samsung NC20 User Review

 

The user guide is an animated .SWF document pre-installed on the hard disk. I would have preferred a normal PDF file

Solid construction with good styling and attention to detail ; Bright and sharp WXGA display ; Good sized keyboard including dedicated Page Up and page Down keys ; Generous touchpad ; Good hard disk capacity and speed ; Three USB ports and media card...

Glossy display (but some people see that as a good thing) ; No WWAN option (at the moment) ; Slightly uneven brightness on display ; An Express Card slot would have increased the upgrade options

I concluded my NC10 review with the remark "However, there will still be a demand for the ultra-portables from those people who want their only notebook to be as small and light as possible." Is the NC20 as, Samsung say, a large-screen netbook or is it...

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Samsung's NC20 reviewed ahead of US release

 

If all goes according to plan, Samsung's more-than-a-netbook NC20 is just a day away from its official American release, and, on this momentous eve, Laptop has graced us all with a full review of the thing -- or the Korean version, at least. We've ...

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Samsung NC20

 

This affordable 12-inch netbook provides comparable performance to the 10-inch competition while boasting a larger screen and keyboard for a more comfortable mobile computing experience.

Bright, glossy 12.1-inch screen ; Full-size keyboard ; Loud speakers ; Excellent Wi-Fi performance

Thicker than 10-inch netbooks ; Long boot time for an XP netbook ; 5200-mAh battery offers below-average performance for six-cell battery netbook

The NC20 houses the same ports as the NC10, including three USB 2.0 ports, a 3-in-1 memory card reader, mic and headphone jacks, a VGA port, and an Ethernet port. We would have liked to see the extra space used to accommodate an ExpressCard slot for...

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Samsung NC20

 

The Samsung NC20 was released after the Samsung NC10. The NC20 is definitely bigger with a 12.1-inch screen, an almost full size keyboard with a six-cell battery. This VIA-based netbook comes with 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive and VIA …

The Samsung NC20 looks almost like a notebook with its large keyboard and even larger screen It performs well with its VIA The Samsung NC20 looks almost like a notebook with its large keyboard and even larger screen It performs well with its VIA Nano...

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Review: Samsung's NC20 netbook

 

The $550 Samsung NC20 netbook is a step up from your average netbook. Bigger than its little brother, the NC10, the NC20 offers a 12.1″ LED WXGA (1280×800) display, powered by VIA's 64-bit Nano ULV U2250 CPU at 1.6GHz on an 800MHz FSB. It comes with...

Product Specifications

Shop online, surf the web and chat with ease. The NC20 mini notebook gives you the freedom to accomplish more on the go. Enjoy images filled with bold, vibrant colors on a glossy LCD screen with 1280 x 800 resolution. The NC20 mini notebook is an affordable mobile solution ideal for all your online needs.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.5in
Height:1.2in
Weight:3.3lbs
Width:11.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom/United States
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:21GBK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung NC20

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch-screen / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Manufacturer:VIA
Processor Number:U2250
Type:Nano

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Netbook/Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:VIA Chrome9 HC3
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