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    Samsung NC10

    After the BETT show wisit we were very taken by the Samsung NC10 Netbook for use in the classroom (Year 6). Anyone got any views on this netbook or what other reasonable ones, impressed with the size of screen, batter life etc. We would need ability to run XP Pro, have a reasonable hard disk etc, min 1Gb ram but would like more if possible.

    Also anyone got any suggestions for a reasonable storage unit we could use to store them in, only looking to get 6 initially and if it went well get more so would need room for expansion.

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    Contact your suppliers, they can probably custom build one for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    After the BETT show wisit we were very taken by the Samsung NC10 Netbook for use in the classroom (Year 6). Anyone got any views on this netbook or what other reasonable ones, impressed with the size of screen, batter life etc. We would need ability to run XP Pro, have a reasonable hard disk etc, min 1Gb ram but would like more if possible.

    Also anyone got any suggestions for a reasonable storage unit we could use to store them in, only looking to get 6 initially and if it went well get more so would need room for expansion.
    Oddly enough got one today for one of our SMT team to use at home.

    I have a feeling these won't be durable enough for kids to use. Felt a tad flimsy. We've upgraded the Ram to 2gb and runs smooth as a whistle with XP Pro.

    All in all very good but would worry about life expectancy in hands of children with stubby fingers.

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    You're backing the right horse in your choice.

    On our (MS) BETT stand, we had a "Wall of Cool" with a range of 10 netbooks, and on Wednesday night I took them to dinner with a group of teachers & network managers, and over puds, everybody rated them.

    The overall conclusion was that the NC10 was the most desirable device that people wanted.

    The full list & conclusion is here:
    The Wall of Cool discussion



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    Im loving the cool wall lol

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    We had to go for "Wall of Cool" because "Cool Wall" is apparently TM to the BBC!

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    Mike said! for my little review

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    Link to the play.com ram Mike?

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    Well I have to disagree with the wall of cool. I think those little Fizzbooks are great especially in primary school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    Well I have to disagree with the wall of cool. I think those little Fizzbooks are great especially in primary school.
    Must admit after playing with it at BETT I could see good use for the Fizzbook in the right location, i'd have more confidence in that surviving in a primary school than the others. But then it perhaps would be also suited to 6th form learners as they are just giant kids

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    Bigger screens on the Samsung. Agree with what you say aout looking the part for primary but still taken with the Samsungs. Have one school who want to go the Fizzbook way and one the Samsung way. Suppose I'll see who's right in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    Link to the play.com ram Mike?
    Its now £15.99 im afraid but still a good price

    Play.com (UK) : PNY PC6400 / 2GB / 800MHz / DDR2 / 200pin SoDIMM Laptop Memory : Computing - Free Delivery

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    Quote Originally Posted by headt18 View Post
    Im a huge Fizzbook Spin fan so i would say they are by far the best educational netbook on the market ! with great software ( once you know how to use it ! )
    I would agree with Headt18 regarding the Fizzbook Spins, the feedback we have been given from the many educational establishments that have purchased these from us has only been great , Although I would take a look at the Dell 2100 also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headt18 View Post
    Im a huge Fizzbook Spin fan so i would say they are by far the best educational netbook on the market ! with great software ( once you know how to use it ! )
    You sure do love those Fizzbooks!

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    The NC10 with 2GB Ram and Win XP Pro is a great bit of kit. I love mine to bits. Not sure how robust they would be in an education environment though.

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