[access-uk] Re: Netbooks

No problem Andy.  If you want any further info, or I can help further, please 
feel free to Email me off list if you prefer. 


Jackie Cairns
Braille Support Adviser
Email: jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sight and Sound Technology
Welton House North Wing
Summerhouse Road
Moulton Park
Northampton
NN3 6WD
Tel: 01604 798024
Fax: 01604 798090
Web: www.sightandsound.co.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
ANDY COLLINS
Sent: 03 January 2009 19:09
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

Thanks Jackie - I'm unable to retrieve messages from my PC, so am unable to 
recap on info previously sent to list by yourself and other helpful 
contributers on this topic.
Thanks to all for their patience -

Andy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 5:52 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks


> Hi Andy
>
> The current range of Netbooks appears to be similar, with a few for and 
> against points, depending on your point of view.  I went for the Samsung 
> because I liked the keyboard that bit better than the rest, and found the 
> Asus a bit too cramped in that regard.
>
> Briefly, and without boring others silly with this, the NC10 has Windows 
> XP, 1GB of RAM which is upgradable to 2GB, a 160GB hard drive, which is 
> partitioned, three USB 2.0 ports and a VGA port, WiFI, Bluetooth, ethernet 
> connectivity, microphone and headphone sockets, built-in webcam, card 
> reader that I believe supports SD and MMC cards, a six-cell battery which 
> has a life easily going to seven hours, and runs at 1.6MHZ I believe. 
> I've got JAWS, K1000, Open Book, MS Office Professional 2003, and a host 
> of other stuff on there, and it runs beautifully with everything.  I 
> haven't encountered any stuttering or lagging, it's very impressive so 
> far.
>
> I guess it depends what you want it for, but I'm quite happy to put it in 
> a small bag and carry it over my shoulder without it hurting my back 
> which, for me, is the main thing at the end of the day.
>
> These machines come in black, white and blue at least, and retail round 
> about the £300 mark.  The NC10 comes with two disks, a flimsy cover that I 
> can only describe as an apology, mains charger and 12 month guarantee, 
> though this may depend on where you buy it.
>
> Enjoy.
>
>
> Jackie Cairns
> Braille Support Adviser
> Email: jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sight and Sound Technology
> Welton House North Wing
> Summerhouse Road
> Moulton Park
> Northampton
> NN3 6WD
> Tel: 01604 798024
> Fax: 01604 798090
> Web: www.sightandsound.co.uk
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of ANDY COLLINS
> Sent: 02 January 2009 19:33
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Netbooks
>
> Hi all -
>
> Need some input here from you all, including Steve Nutt and Jackie Cairns 
> please.
>
> I'm looking at netbooks, and would like clarification on the Samsung that 
> Jackie and others have bought recently, as well as info on the Asus range 
> that Steve seems to prefer.
>
> I'd appreciate make and model please, and any thoughts on the below that I 
> found on Play:
>
> Asus Eee PC 900 Win-BK / Intel Mobile / 1GB / 12GB / 8.9" / Windows XP / 
> Netbook / Black
>
>
> * Chipset: Intel
> * CPU: Intel Mobile
> * Display: 8.9" (1024x600)
> * Memory (1 slot only): 1024MB
> * Storage (Solid State, on board): 12GB
> * Card Reader: SD/MMC
> * Connection: 802.11 b/g / 10/100 Ethernet
> * Expansion: 3 USB / VGA Port / Headphone/Mic-in
> * Camera: Yes (1.3M)
> * Battery Cell: 4 Cell
> * Colour and Paint Type: Black
> * OS: Windows XP (Preloaded) / Windows Live Suite, MS Works
> * AC Adapter: Output: 9.5V, 22W / Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
> * Warranty: 2 year UK C&R
>
>
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