[access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

  • From: "martin houghton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <martinhoughton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 11:47:18 -0000

Hi Jackie and everyone

Jackie, many thanks for this useful information on the Sangsong Netbook. I haven't got my hands on one as yet, but I am thinking in the future of purchasing a Netbook as they are so much lighter and more portable than a lap top. A lot cheaper too.

All the best

Martin
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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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
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