2009/1/6 Tom Hill <tom(a)ninjabadger.net>:
> Quite likely... or, they simply don't want to say becuase they will
> want to flog the ones on the shelves before introducing a new model.
> I'm actually pretty sure they will do an upgraded model possibly with
> a slightly bigger screen to compete with the Samsung netbook (hate
> Samsung products by the way).
Which is completely unjustified.
The Samsung NC-10 is one of the nicest nettops I've laid my hands on.
With a view to built quality and keyboard layout, etc.
Bit-Tech recently gave it an award for, pretty much, 'best nettop,
2008'. And I'm sure, given that they used to share offices with Trusted
Reviews, they've seen quite a few of the things.
But it only echoes what I've found out myself. Walking around the mobile
phone shops in any large town will get you some significant hands-on
time with a lot of these little devices, and for some, the build quality
is (as you'd expect for the price) dire.
But, again, the Samsung's the nicest one I've picked-up off of a shelf.
Second only in quality to the Dell Mini 9 I happen to have beside me,
but even then, the Dell's more expensive and has a pretty odd keyboard.
And there's no reason to be brand snobbish either: Samsung's laptops are
generally very good VFM.
Tom, I'm not being brand snobbish I simply don't like Samsung products
because of personal or close family experiences with them. I may have
been unlucky but my god if I have then I've had a massive run of bad
luck. This is not an opinion formed from reading reviews it's a
personal, actual hands on opinion :-)
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