[access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

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On Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 01:12 AM (GMT), G. McFarlane wrote:
Also James, where can this program be got?
Joikuspot
Gordon
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From: "James Scholes" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Jackie Cairns" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 4:27 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited


> Hi Saqib, I didn't like the Advent because of the pour build quality and 
> keyboard design. Also, the machine tended to get rather hot when using it. 
> And by the way, I use a program called Joikuspot on my Nokia N95 which 
> transmits my 3G internet from O2 from my phone as a WiFi signal. I then 
> can connect to the internet anywhere on the netbook without having to 
> disable my phone by removing my Sim.

> On Friday, December 12, 2008 at 11:58 AM (GMT), Jackie Cairns wrote:
> Hi Saqib

> Yes I did, and would have gone for it had it not been for the keyboard.  I 
> just preferred the Samsung as I found the  keyboard on the Advent very 
> flat and not quite as tactile.  What I mean by that is that some keyboards 
> are very flat, and the keys don't feel separated.  Otherwise, I think the 
> spec on the Advent and Samsung were identical.  I think the Asuss was even 
> smaller, which is fine if you want something really tiny.  I would just 
> recommend people go out there and have a feel of these machines before 
> buying.  While they are pretty much alike, there are some subtle 
> differences on the keyboard and shape of the machine that might have a 
> differing appeal.  I think the Packard-Bell had a dual core processor, but 
> I just didn't like it, and am not a fan of that brand anyway.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of Saqib
> Sent: 12 December 2008 11:23
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> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

> Hi Jacky Did you come across the Advent 4213? That one has a simcard slot 
> under the battery and you just insert a Three simcard in and use their 
> broadband. This feature is useful for when out and about. No need to look 
> for a wifi hotspot.
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> Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 9:14 AM
> 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
>> Braille Support Adviser
>> Email: Jackie.Cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sight and Sound Technology
>> Welton House North Wing Summerhouse Road Moulton Park Northampton
>> NN3 6WD
>> Telephone: 01604 798024
>> Fax: 01604 798090
>> Web: www.sightandsound.co.uk
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