[access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  • From: "Barbara wilson" <barkingbabs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 12:56:37 +0000

Andy, mine has windows xp. Most come with a windows version which is always 
more expensive. Linux does not work with a screen reader. Btw, my netbook is as 
light as a feather but does not feel cheap or flimsy.
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Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks
From: "ANDY COLLINS" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 03/01/2009 11:02

Barbara - Thanks for this info.

From looking around, it seems that the Asus range mostly comes with Linux as 
it's OS; I've no experience of working with Linux, does yours have this OS, and 
is there much of a learning curve to get use to? -

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Barbara Wilson 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 8:09 AM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  Hi Andy

  Just my own personal thoughts:

  I went for the Asus even though it has a small memory as Steve says. Mainly 
because I don't want it to store files on and with a larger memory I felt I 
might be tempted to do this and slow the whole thing down. Mine is an Asus Eee 
PC 901 and has everything I need - Bluetooth, wireless, memory card slot, three 
USB ports etc. The keys are not too small either. A few things - The right hand 
shift is in a different place, there is no control on the right side and the 
Enter key is not its usual shape. Once you get used to these things it is a 
great little piece of kit. It is practically silent even when the fan is going, 
the speakers are not at all tinny as they were with my larger laptop and even 
with 1GB of RAM it is very fast, especially when on the Internet via my 
wireless connection.

  I got mine on Amazon not Play simply because they had a nice little pink one, 
but I don't suppose that would appeal to you!

  With all the hype about the NC10 on here which would not be as small and neat 
as mine, I just thought it was about time someone spoke up for the poor old 


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, January 02, 2009 7:32 PM
    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

      a.. Chipset: Intel 
      b.. CPU: Intel Mobile 
      c.. Display: 8.9" (1024x600) 
      d.. Memory (1 slot only): 1024MB 
      e.. Storage (Solid State, on board): 12GB 
      f.. Card Reader: SD/MMC 
      g.. Connection: 802.11 b/g / 10/100 Ethernet 
      h.. Expansion: 3 USB / VGA Port / Headphone/Mic-in 
      i.. Camera: Yes (1.3M) 
      j.. Battery Cell: 4 Cell 
      k.. Colour and Paint Type: Black 
      l.. OS: Windows XP (Preloaded) / Windows Live Suite, MS Works 
      m.. AC Adapter: Output: 9.5V, 22W / Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal 
      n.. Warranty: 2 year UK C&R 

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