[access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

Sorry Jackie I was referringt to the price of the NC10. I know the bags/cases come in a variety and different prices. Bet you are sending from your new 'toy'!


Eleanor
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 9:28 PM
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Hi Eleanor

I think it cost £20, or around that price. I bought an external drive and a USB pen as well, so asked them to do a deal for me, which I think he did. I actually found a salesman who was helpful in the main. I kept sending him all over the place when I asked questions, but he didn't mind.

Happy hunting tomorrow, I don't envy you.


Jackie Cairns
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Eleanor Burke
Sent: 12 December 2008 21:21
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

Jackie where I went to purchase I asked about the bags because again of you telling us. Would you believe they had none in my local Curry's. Now I will have to go to Oxford Street in the morning. A good task anyway for my new guide dog Neela. do you mind me asking how much you paid? I see various prices within a few pounds were discussed here so hope George forgives us. Otherwise perhaps you would tell me off list.

Eleanor
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Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 9:01 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited


Hi Eleanor

I only know a bit about these machines as I was in the market for one.  I
didn't like the little cover that came with the Samsung.  It would never
be suitable to carry the machine in on its own in terms of protection or
comfort.  So I bought a bag that just happened to be hanging on a stand
next to the Netbook range.  I immediately liked it for not only carrying
the Samsung, but also because it could house the power cable, perhaps an
external drive, and other small odds and ends.  It was worth the £20 or
whatever it was to know I could put the equipment in something decent.
I'm completely stunned by how lightweight and quiet it is.


Jackie Cairns
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Sight and Sound Technology
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Eleanor Burke
Sent: 12 December 2008 19:41
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

Curry's also sell what they call 'skins' and bags and they start at around
£15.00 and go up to £35.00.  Again I feel Jackie is probably the most
knowledgable on this at present.  I would certainly go for some form of
bag rather than 'skin' as I would want somewhere to houose the
accessories.

Eleanor
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Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 5:02 PM
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Hi Jacky

It's looking more certain by the day that I will buy one
soon, laptops direct sell them for £307 including vat and
will ship over here but I was looking for alternative
suppliers just to compare the price. They also sell loads of
accessories and bags starting at £12 each.


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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jackie Cairns
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 5:32 PM
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

If you do Adrian, remember to buy a nice little bag as well,
because the sleeve that comes with it is no more than an
apology.  The little bag I've got has pockets in it to fit
the power cable, external drive, pen or whatever else you
want.


Jackie Cairns
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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Adrien Collins
Sent: 12 December 2008 16:07
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

Hi Jacky

I am also looking at the nc10, I have found it at several
different prices so far, the lowest being £307, I'm looking
to purchase it just after the new year.


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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jackie Cairns
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 12:52 PM
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Hi Steve

I'm really taken with how small and lightweight it is.  I've
dreamt of something like this for a long time to actually
carry rather than lug around.  It's very nifty too, and I
haven't found it lagging or stuttering so far.  This does
seem to be an alternative running a screen reader and
general applications.


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Technology  Welton House North Wing  Summerhouse Road
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: 12 December 2008 10:45
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

Hi Jackie,

Thanks for that, I haven't seen the NC10, but I will take a
look.

All the best

Steve

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[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jackie Cairns
Sent: Friday 12 December 2008 09:14
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Subject: [access-uk] Netbook thread revisited

Hi All

Apologies for cross-posting for those subscribed to both
lists, but this topic has been covered on Access UK and BCAB
recently.

Having been very interested in the thread of Netbooks, I
decided to have a wander round while on a couple of days
leave last week, and have now purchased the Samsung NC10.  I
looked at the Advent and Asuss machines, as well as a
similar spec Packard-Bell and the Samsung.  I chose the
latter because I just liked the keyboard that little bit
better.  For those who use a Pac Mate qwerty, the keys on
the Samsung are not unlike it, and I felt comfortable typing
on it without feeling too cramped up for space.

I've now installed JAWS, K1000 and Microsoft Office
Professional 2003, and find it works a treat with these and
other programs I have added and use regularly.  In fact,
it's a cracker! I particularly love its portability, and
bought a nice little bag that takes its mains charger and
has room for other items like an external drive or USB pen.

For those interested in wanting to buy one of these
machines, the Samsung NC10 comes with 1GB RAM, 160GB hard
drive, WiFi and Bluetooth, Windows XP Home, has three USB
ports, ethernet connection, microphone and headphone
sockets, and a battery life purported to be around the 2.5
hour mark.  They come in I believe blue, white and black,
the latter being the choice I went for.  They cost around
£300.

All the machines I looked at had very similar
specifications, with a slight variation on the estimated
battery life.  For me - and this is very personal to the
individual - the Samsung had just that bit nicer keyboard.

So far, so brill!!

Jackie Cairns
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Technology  Welton House North Wing  Summerhouse Road
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