[access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  • From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 17:52:28 -0000

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.


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

-----Original Message-----
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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 
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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