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My quest for the perfect netbook just got harder with photos of the new Samsung NC10 appearing on a French web site.  Samsung looks like they put a real keyboard with proper key positioning on the NC10 and with the 10.2-inch screen this baby probably offers […]

My quest for the perfect netbook just got harder with photos of the new Samsung NC10 appearing on a French web site.  Samsung looks like they put a real keyboard with proper key positioning on the NC10 and with the 10.2-inch screen this baby probably offers a nice typing experience.  The NC10 looks like a well-made netbook and it is expected in Europe in October for about $600 with a 6-cell battery.

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  1. Is this a clone? The keyboard looks like the LG X110, which appears to be a clone of the MSI Wind.

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  2. I love that we share the same obsession about the keyboard. The “full right-shift key” rule is my #1 bugaboo and has kept me from pulling the trigger on a netbook. The LG from yesterday was the first that I saw that had me ready to go, now this.

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  3. i wont lie that is a nice looking keyboard, looking over it key-by-key it’s probably the best yet. it even has a dedicated page up/down!

    it’s nice to see that some manufactures realize it’s better to shrink the touchpad/palmrest in order to have a larger keyboard (HP, Acer). instead of leaving the touchpad/palmrest big & having a small keyboard (Asus).

    i also like the fact they are shrinking less important keys like Caps Lock to make other keys larger. i mean seriously, who uses CL that much? how many times do you have to capitalize so many letters in a row that you need a large dedicated button?

    the only actual fault i even see is that the backspace is a little smaller than id like. because i use it quite a bit for it’s extra functionality like backing through webpages.

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  4. Hmmm… I’m going to be in Europe in Ocotober and November, too. I wonder if I’ll find one of these on my travels?

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  5. Seems like some standards are needed here. I can already envision the nightmare of changing netbooks and getting lost all over again with the variations in Fn key compromises. On the Dell I have to use Fn for the exact opposite of what MSI and Samsung chose.

    I am drooling over that Samsung and feeling some remorse over having jumped at the Dell. Why? Period, quote, apostrophe, dash are in the “right place” and that big right shift key!

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  6. I notice that that isn’t a French keyboard. In fact it’s a US keyboard (as opposed to a British one), so presumably we’re looking at a US model here.

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  7. any word on a US release date or price?

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  8. I don’t mind the shifted right shift, but those dedicated page up and page down buttons look fantastic.

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