[access-uk] Re: Netbooks

Hi Leonie,
 
Drives are not solid state if they are flash-based, this is a contradiction
in terms.  Solid state usually means that they have moving parts.
 
All the best
 
Steve

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Léonie Watson
Sent: Sunday 4 January 2009 13:25
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks


    Not quite sure what you mean Steve? The Asus 901 has a 12Gb solid state
drive and as far as I know, such SSD technologies are otherwise known as
Flash memory. Certainly the following Wikipedia articles seem to bear this
out:
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_PC
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory
 
Léonie.
 

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Steve Nutt
Sent: 04 January 2009 09:54
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks


Hi Leonie,
 
Not true.  The Asus range come with flash memory, not a solid state hard
drive as we know it.  That's why the storage capacity is so small.  The
upside is that in theory they should boot quicker.
 
All the best
 
Steve

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Léonie Watson
Sent: Saturday 3 January 2009 13:16
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks


    As far as I know, all netbooks come with a hard drive. It's just that
some are smaller than others. The Asus 901 comes with either Win XP Home or
Linux. I have the Win XP version, which has a C:\ drive for storing all the
Windows files, plus a D:\ drive where I install all my programmes and
personal files. Pretty much the same setup as my desktop.
 
    The 901 has a 12Gb hard drive, with an additional 20Gb online storage
available, which is great for backing up your data. It can also read SD
cards of all sizes. For instance, I have a couple of 8Gb sd cards and a 16Gb
USB stick that I carry around for various purposes.
 
Léonie.
 
 

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
ANDY COLLINS
Sent: 03 January 2009 10:57
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks


Hi Steve -
 
I've lost access to my desk top machine, and the saved messages, so was
going from memory and clearly getting mixed up with what you said you
prefered in the netbook range.
 
What I am looking for is something with more than 4 hours battery life, and
that has wireless and Bluetooth capabilities. It doesn't have to have a hard
drive, but would need to be able to take a 16 SDHC mem card. Incidentally,
for netbooks that don't come with hard drives, where does installed software
reside? I've never had a machine without an HD! -
 
Andy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Steve  <mailto:steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Nutt 
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 11:20 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

Hi Andy,
 
You haven't been reading my messages <Smile>  I don't like the Asus range,
not enough storage.  I prefer the MSI Wind, even over the Samsung Netbook.
it has a nicer keyboard, and the right shift is in the right place, an
annoyance to me with the Samsung.   The other thing about the Samsung is
that you have to press the FN key with the shift key if you want a colon,
otherwise you seem to get a dash.  'orrible machine.
 
Sorry Jackie, I don't like it <Smile>.
 
All the best
 
Steve

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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
ANDY COLLINS
Sent: Friday 2 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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