[access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

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On Monday, December 15, 2008 at 08:04 PM (GMT), Saqib wrote:
Hi. The only way to do this is through the Byos. On older machines there was 
an option in the final tab of mouse options.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Beasley" <pjbeasley@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 4:27 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited


> Can the touch pad be disabled?
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "James Scholes" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Mann, Madleen" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, December 15, 2008 4:11 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited


> Hi all, here is a short review someone who owns one of these NC10's has 
> just sent me over MSN:
> This machine gets the go ahead in every possible way. As somewhat of a 
> laptop junky, right through my school days till now, I wanted something a 
> little different. The Samsung NC10 is all it's cracked up to be and more.
> It's fast, reliable, very quiet, stable, and the battery really can 
> perform for 7 hours. The screen is clear, the touchpad does what a 
> touchpad should do, though many people will find it a little annoying to 
> get used too at first,
> the connectivity is fantastic, and I think the keyboard has to be one of 
> the NC10's best assets. It's firm and not at all flimsy as one might 
> expect from such a small machine. Ram is easy to fit, and I changed the 1 
> GB for
> a 2 GB stick in no time at all. It's simply the case of removing one 
> screw, and if you have any familiarity with fullsized laptops, the 
> spring-loaded ram is just what you'd expect. No hidden quirks or issues to 
> deal with, this
> machine is a must have for anyone wishing to go for something a little 
> different. Whether you like to surfe the web, play the odd game, read a 
> book or take advantage of free Wifi at Starbuck's or your local 
> supermarket.

> On Monday, December 15, 2008 at 02:34 PM (GMT), Mann, Madleen wrote:
> Hi adrien,

> I would think, you would not need it since the keyboard is quite a good 
> size.

> But you can connect any normal size keyboard to the laptop.

> Take care,
> Madleen

> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of Adrien Collins
> Sent: 15 December 2008 13:44
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

> Hi

> Is there any advantage to my buying an external keypad for
> my new netbook like I use for my laptop?


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> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of James Scholes
> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 12:33 PM
> To: G. McFarlane
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

> Hi, Joikuspot will work with all networks, and yes, it sends
> your 3G, or HSDPA internet connection out as a constant WiFi
> signal for the laptop to pick up. It also supports WEP
> encryption so that you can go somewhere public and use it
> without a load of people using your connection as well.

> On Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 01:10 AM (GMT), G.
> McFarlane wrote:
> Hi James
> Can you be a bit more specific about Joikuspot . Are you
> saying that if you
> go about with a laptop and your N95 this program sends a
> constant wifi
> signal from the phone which can then be picked up by the
> laptop? This would
> then save dongles etc. Does it use the higher speeds  (I
> think it's HDSA or
> something like that), if it's available as opposed to 3G?
> Does it only work with 02 or would it work on other
> suppliers?
> Thanks.
> Gordon McFarlane
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> 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.


>> 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

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
>> Of Saqib
>> Sent: 12 December 2008 11:23
>> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> 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.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Cc: <bcab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> 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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