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    Trackpad buttons on the eeepc require too much force to press imo and can be fairly difficult to use for long periods of time.
    The NC10 keyboard is also better than the eeepc 1000, the shift key annoys the hell out of me as its right shift key is half sized sharing the space it normally would with the up arrow!!!! so you end up pressing up instead of shift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Ok i'm about convinced on the Samsung NC10, just one more question. How do they cope with AV software? If i put AVG 8 free on it will it reduce it to a crawl?
    I recently moved from AVG 8 free to Avira. Best decision I've made in some time. Nowhere near as big a resource hog. You might be able to track down a 6 month trial of the premium version, but if you can't the free version is still fantastic and regularly tops the AV lists for detection.

    Runs fine on my Toshiba NB100 netbook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayatollah Pies View Post
    I recently moved from AVG 8 free to Avira. Best decision I've made in some time. Nowhere near as big a resource hog. You might be able to track down a 6 month trial of the premium version, but if you can't the free version is still fantastic and regularly tops the AV lists for detection.

    Runs fine on my Toshiba NB100 netbook.
    Another Avira user here, use it on my NC10 and my desktop. No noticable slow down on either.

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    Well i had a look around and couldn't find an Amstrad NC100 what a shame it looks the nuts

    Instead i've gone with the NC10, should be here tomorrow morning. I also popped into currys to play with one (and the Acer/ASUS models as well) and it seemed very well put together and i can see what everyone means about the keyboard being superior to other models.

    Thanks for the tips lets hope it fits the bill.

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    cookie_monster

    Where did ya get it/how much (if you don't mind me asking)?

    I bought one just over a week ago from eBuyer for 308 and i am very impressed so far - especially with the battery life and the build quality

    It is also nice that it doesn't come with loads of pre-installed trial-ware (just McAffee which you can remove quite easily).

    The only problem so far seems to be the fact that the Samsung software that comes with the NC10 seems to require Administrator rights - so you get an error logging in as a dumb user (under XP Home - anyone else found this).

    mb

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    Had an Amstrad NC100 back in 1995 it was ace - being able to code basic whilst bored in lessons =0)

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    @ Martin

    I ended up getting it from Amazon for the same price.

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    Well it arrived yesterday and i'm very impressed so far, the battery life is unreal and the perfomance is very good. Also as others have said it's nice to buy something where you don't have to uninstall a bucket of c@rp applications or worse reinstall Windows before it's usable. The mousepad is taking a bit of getting used to but the keyboard is excelent.

    Cheers all.

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    i recenlty brought a MSI Wind and am impressed with it so far (much better than my old EEE 2G Surf). Having a slight driver issue with the wireless in fedora but that should be fixed by the new wireless card ive brought for it.

    I tried an NC10 and got very pissed off by the mouse, kept running out of mouse space (vertically)

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    Anyone running Ubuntu Remix on their NC10? I stuck an image on a USB stick and had a play it seemed to work really well and installed all hardware inc wireless card straight away. The only issue is that i couldn't seem to create a partition of less than 40 Gb, i didn't want it to be quite that big. Anyone come across this issue?

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    Who has the best price on the NC10 at the moment? Im after 175 with more to follow if the project is sucessful. I really what to go with these but the people who hold the purse strings like the the PARS Webmate as it has a three year warranty. I also need to connect it to our domain so there is the added cost of XP pro as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    Samsung now do a 12.1" model - the NC20. RRP 339 though.

    Personally I prefer the NC100. The Amstrad NC100



    This has reminded me of the 1993 HP Omnibook 300, which I was very similar to the modern Netbook. It included solid state storage and a low power CPU.

    The feature I really loved was the pop put stalk mouse.

    Computing History - HP OmniBook 300

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