Specifications: To put it simply, the Asus 1005HA netbook is a much better machine than the Samsung NC10 netbook. In fact, the Asus model currently has some of the best specs that any netbook can have. It has an Intel Atom N280 (1.66Ghz processor), wi-fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity. The Samsung model has a Intel Atom N270 processor, 802.11b/g wi-fi and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity.
Features & Performance:Whether it is in terms of multi-tasking speed, battery lifespan or features, the Asus 1005HA netbook is once again the winner. This new Asus netbook currently have the best battery lifespan in the market, lasting up to 10.5 hours on a single charge. The Samsung also has a decent battery lifespan, with up to 8 hours of use. The Asus netbook also has a touch pad that support multi-touch gestures.
Price and Design:This is the category that sets these both netbooks apart. Currently, the Asus sells for around $360 each while the Samsung sells for around $330. Although the NC10 is the cheaper model, the Asus 1005HA gives you much better value. The Asus model is worth much more than the $30 price difference.
On the other hand, the Samsung NC10's biggest selling point can be found in its design. The best selling model is the blue-colored one. The blue model has a glossy external casing with a matte surface on the flip side and a black keyboard. I highly suspect that the NC10 is staying afloat on the bestseller's list on the sole factor of design.
By: Troy Richards
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