[access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  • From: "G. McFarlane" <gmcf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 02:20:00 -0000

Hi Trace
My memory (not the computer's) is poor here but I'm fairly certain that the 
computer memory is the same -1gb of ram memory. The main difference is the 
storage memory - yes, the Samsung netbook has 160gb or so of hard disk space, 
whereas the Dell comes with the new solid state storage memory, either 8gb or 
16gb. The idea is that most people's programs are able to exist on under 8gb of 
storage space and you use external hard disks, flash cards orUSB keys to keep 
the data on. The good thing is that with solid state there are no moving parts, 
as with a hard disk and of course it then probably uses less batteries and is 
pretty well silent.
As I said in my earlier post it depends on what someone wants out of the 
Netbook - I wanted the smallest size and weight, others may wish storage and a 
larger screen. The keyboard is a bit cramped but perfectly workable after a few 
minutes if you're a touch typist.
It certainly appears to work well with Jaws and so far I can find nothing wrong 
with it.
In my last post I think I said it had a 3 cell battery - it appears to have a 4 
cell one. There must be some trade off against the Samsung's 6 cell battery, 
because the Dell has no Hard Disk to power.
Concerning your last question - I don't know about UMPC - I think it's just 
terminology - they both seem to be classed overall as Netbooks.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Spring.flower 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 4:01 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  What capacity of memory does it have in comparison with a netbook and while 
I'm on the subject, what's the difference between a netbook and a UMPC?


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: G. McFarlane 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 3:20 AM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

    Hi Barbara
    I'm using the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook which does have the 3 cell 
battery but has solid state  storage rather than hard disk - I suppose not 
havvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvving a hard disk helps the battery conserve more 
energy - I haven't had it long enough to check times but I think it gets at 
least 3 or 4 hours from it.
    My requirements for a netbook were that it was small and light with good 
connectivity - the Dell has that. An 8.9 inch screen and smaller keyboard 
brings down the weight and size nicely. The keyboard although smaller is 
perfectly usable touchtyping-wise after a little use. I also liked the Vodafone 
offer of unlimited connectivity built-into the computer itself, no extra 
dongles.  It works well on the 3g network and hdsa (not sure of the initials) 

    Hope this helps.
    Gordon McFarlane
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Barbara Wilson 
      To: Access-UK 
      Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 6:06 PM
      Subject: [access-uk] Netbooks

      Further to the Samsung NC10 thread, has anyone tried any other netbooks? 
Such as Acer or Asus?


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