Possible Samsung NC10 Shortage

The Samsung NC10 is an awesome netbook, in our opinion — the best 10-inch model, and one of the best we’ve ever reviewed.  Given that Samsung created such a superior product, I was surprised to hear that they didn’t think it would be that popular and, consequently, are having a hard time keeping up with the demand. It’s a weird place to be in — obviously having a popular product is great, but not being able to get that product to customers is bad.  Let’s hope the NC10 doesn’t become this year’s Tickle Me Elmo with nefarious sellers jacking up the price on eBay and elsewhere.  If you can, wait until after Christmas when the fervor dies down.  You may even be able to snag it for less than the $500 MSRP. Hat Tip: Liliputing

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  1. Michael Says:

    Very glad I got mine before Thanksgiving. ONly 470 on newegg the week before Black Friday.

    I have a feeling, that the larger exposure to the marketplace and big box stores of the Asus’, Aspires, and MSI Winds as well will keep this as a hidden gem to those who carefully do their research for a while, even with Samsung unable to keep up with orders. I think Word of Mouth will hit a critical peak early next year with netbooks in general.

  2. Terence Says:

    I agree completely with Michael. The Sammy is a hidden gem but as word of mouth spreads it won’t be hidden for long. I am writing this review from my Samsung NC10 and I agree that it is the most superior Netbook on the market. I love it. Talk about getting the biggest bang for you buck in the netbook market! I did all the research and paid attention to this site’s review as well. I got mine on newegg for $480 and I’m contemplating getting another before the price goes way up. I can’t beleive CNET said the samsung was “as middle of the road as netbooks get” in their latest holiday netbook roundup and that they give the biggest props to the HP Mini 1000 soley for the keyboard size. hmmmm. seriously?! Did they not consider the Sammy’s large keyboard, bigger hardrive, and longer battery life? CNET just lost some cred in my opinion. I run Open Office, ITUNES, SKype, Firefox, Chrome, and Picasa 3. I love the built in web-cam and the internet connection is really strong. The only downfall, obviously, is that it doesn’t handle HD flash videos on HULU and other internet video sites very well. However, it does handle all Youtube videos and does handle regular HULU vidoes good enough for viewing. This thing rocks overall though.


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