[access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

  • From: "Eleanor Burke" <eleanorburke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:18:56 -0000

Thanks Jackie, you did actually tell me roughly that info.

Eleanor
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 10:14 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited


Hi Eleanor

I forgot to add that there is a card reader on it that supports SD and Micro SD as well, and that the screen is approximately 10 inches?

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 Eleanor Burke
Sent: 12 December 2008 09:33
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

Thanks for that Jackie.  Will hope to own one by the end of the weekend,.

Eleanor
----- 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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