Boring Netbook with a great battery? Meet the Samsung NC10

At first glance, Samsung's take on the traditional 10-inch Netbook is about as bland as these tiny little systems get.

At first glance, Samsung's take on the traditional 10-inch Netbook is about as bland as these tiny little systems get. It lacks the big keyboard of HP's Mini 1000 or the ExpressCard slot of the Lenovo S10, and if you stuck it in a lineup with Netbooks from Acer and MSI, you'd be hard-pressed to pick it out.

The NC10 does, however, have one of the best batteries we've seen in a Netbook, second only to the current 9- and 10-inch Eee PC models from Asus. With about five hours from a not-too-bulky 6-cell battery, it's a good choice for long flights or extended coffee shop sessions.

Read the full review of the Samsung NC10.

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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