Yes; it's got better than average wifi (11n), 2.1 bluetooth, and triple speed usb (all better than the average netbook). also, it has wireless HD output for watching DVDs, so unfortunately you are paying something for that. I believe it retails for $600; you can order via Amazon, and so can read about it there. It's got amazing size and weight: 16 by 5 by 1 inch, and 2.4 pounds. it's a netbook, which is the closest to an ultra-light-weight laptop that I've seen; and those retail for well over $1000. however, it doesn't have a screen usable by a sighted person (unless you count the miniature 5 in ch display), and it has the much slower processor that all netbooks, so I'm not saying it's the same as an ultra light weight laptop. It also doesn't have a built-in hard drive; only a 16 GB SD drive. of course, you can get a portible USB drive if you want to carry around an accessory. oh, it also has a 4 or 5 hour battery. if you don't use the wireless HD, I'd bet it would go to at least 5 hours. The point of the thing for blind people isn't the cost, it's more the very small size and at the same time a full size keyboard instead of crammed little chiclets which netbooks usually have (the small ones anyway). Chip _____ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Daniel Ben Moshe Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 6:49 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Re: a new netbook which may be great for blind people what will the cost be for us. Will it be more expensive then the regular netbook? I'm glad to be your humble and obedient servant, Zechen Elder Daniel Ben Moshe, Benai Yahshuah Synagogue Of Broward County, www.theblindcansee.org Choose ye this day whom you will serve. If Yahweh be Elohim, then serve him, with all of your hart. However, if bail be your master. Then serve him. As for me, and my house. We choose, to serve Yahweh! The late Bishop Joe Patterson told a story long ago, when i was a small child. About Elijah, and the 450 false prophets of bail. He said that Elijah, stood, and told the false prophets to go on ahead, because they had a much larger program. He said that they had 450 participants, and he only had one. Elijah, also reminded them, that they had to drag their god up the mountain side on an ox cart. the man of yahweh, also said, that his Elohim would be there when he arrived. He said mockingly,you go on ahead. Heck, I will even let you call your god first. I'M going to take a nap, and when you guys finish your foolishness, wake me up. Go ahead now, take your best shot. Bishop Joe O Patterson A blessed memory 1963-1989 _____ From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chip Orange Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 6:09 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] a new netbook which may be great for blind people It's a Keyboard! No! It's a PC! By STEPHEN WILLIAMS The idea of containing an entire computer -- including display screen -- on what is essentially just a keyboard, has been in the fermenting stage for some time at Asus. Enter, this month, the all-in-one Asus Eee PC Keyboard, which is finally shipping, at a price of $600. It's a handsome piece, not particularly radical; it looks like a silver-finished keyboard. The centerpiece, which is to the right of the full-size keys, is a five-inch, rectangular, 800-by-480 LED-lighted touch screen, which looks a lot like an iPhone. It is very crowded inside that slim wedge of a touch screen; Asus found spots for a 16-gigabyte solid-state drive, a gigabyte of RAM, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips, plus video outputs (including HDMI) and U.S.B. ports. Processing power comes from an Intel Atom chip. The computer runs Microsoft Windows XP version, not Vista. The device is not meant to replace a laptop for mobile workaholics. And it won't. The display is useful mainly as a window for Internet browsing, e-mailing, Facebooking and receiving RSS feeds. To Asus, the device is a desktop replacement or supplement. But in practice, it behaves like ...well, a keyboard, with nicely clicking keys. Although the screen to the right side is bright and crisp, I would not get rid of that LCD monitor just yet. The device was first shown in January 2009, at the Consumer Electronics Show, and its introduction was an on-again, off-again affair, as the company waffled on specs and release dates for months before the "formal" release was announced earlier this month. It is now available for purchase at retailers including Amazon.