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Old 24 April 2010, 15:50   #1
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Samsung Netbook NC10

I am thinking of purchasing for use on the Quayside for checking online bookings etc.

It is meant to have a good battery life, 8-10 hours. I dont need to do any computing as such, as I have other equipment at home.

Does anyone have any experience??

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Old 24 April 2010, 18:20   #2
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I have just got one of these, as in Thursday. really like it big enough to use, small enough to not worry about carrying about.

have not seen 8-10 hours... 6 hours is just about possible if you are not running flash etc. normal web use you should be fine for a day out and about.

I really like it.
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Hang on and have a look at an Apple iPad perhaps? Not only good for connecting to the web, but also nice for looking at charts as/when Navionics release a high res version of their software.
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My Uncle paid for one of these last year on my instructions (he kept nicking my laptop!) but he's never seen it, as my laptop has died and I've nicked it off him!

Chose the Samsung over the other models because of battery life, and I'm typing on it now, sat in the Saloon of a Clipper 60 sailing yacht. Seems to be handling being knocked about in the a locker quite well, and the battery life is staggering - I regularly get 7hrs out of it.

My old housemate has just bought a netbook to go away to China with, and he said about the only spec difference between the samsung and the HP he ended up with was the battery - I say if you're going to use it away from a power socket frequently, samsung really is the way to go.

Mine handles web browsers, e-mails (I run Thunderbird and Outlook simulataneously), SeaPro nav software, Ugrib, iTunes, spotify, just about anything I want to use it for. Good webcam.

Keyboard is small and cramped, and the screen is baby - but hey, it's a netbook, and they're designed to be ultra portable.
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I've had one for a year and have been really pleased with it. I have been using it with Windows 7 which again has been very good. It may be worth looking to see if there is a later model that has Windows 7 as standard.
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Call me old school but I loaded on XP.
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hi steve, no experience of this model, but when i was doing alot of out & about work i just had a second battery, just in case. I can imagine a long summers day could run to ten hours for whatever you get ?
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Compaq Mini 311c netbook For £250, IMO this is a better machine, you can overclock the CPU and change the graphics driver to full ION, Battery life is good (5 hours).

Check the site myminihp out, this machine is a beast.
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I am thinking of purchasing for use on the Quayside for checking online bookings etc.

It is meant to have a good battery life, 8-10 hours. I dont need to do any computing as such, as I have other equipment at home.

Does anyone have any experience??

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What are you using for your bookings? We use google calenders. Works quite well on my Iphone, the advantage of that is I always have it on me.
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Went for N150, 9 hour battery life, so i'm told.

Booking will be via the website & Worldpay, new site should be up and running now, but a few last minute bugs have been found!

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