[access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  • From: "ANDY COLLINS" <Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 14:01:22 -0000

Hi Léonie -

Not sure what you mean by off-site storage?

Also, found what might be the same machine on Play for £249.99; is this it:

Asus Eee PC 901 XP / Atom N270 1.6GHz / 1GB / 12GB / 8.9" / XP Home / NetBook / 

a.. Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6Ghz Processor (533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache) 
a.. Memory: 1GB 
a.. HD Capacity: 12GB SSD 
a.. Display: 8.9" WSVGA (1024 x 600) 
a.. Graphics Card: Integrated 
a.. Operating System: Windows XP Home 
a.. Optical Drive: None 
a.. Networking: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100 Fast Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR 
a.. Card Reader MMC / SD (SDHC) 
a.. Camera: 1.3M Pixel 
a.. Audio: Dolby Sound Room Certified 
a.. Stereo speaker 
a.. Digital Array Mic 
a.. Dimensions: 22.5cm(W) x 17.0cm(D) x 2cm~3.38cm(H) 
a.. Weight 1.1 kg

Thanks -


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Léonie Watson 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 1:15 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

      I agree, the 901 is a great bit of kit. It's feature rich and has better 
network support than most other netbooks. Storage space wasn't a factor for me 
either, but I liked the 20Gb off-site storage space offered as part of the 

      The keyboard quirks do take a little getting used to, but no more than 
getting used to the switch from a desktop to laptop keyboard generally. I love 
the fact the 901 is small enough to fit into my usual bag, so there's no need 
to carry extra baggage around. It's light too, at just 1.1Kg, so is really no 
hassle to carry around.

      The battery life is superb. I easily get five or six hours up time, from 
full charge. Running Win XP, Jaws and several MS apps, this is definitely good 

      It's also one of the cheapest options out there. Amazon have it for just 
£285 at the moment. 



  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Barbara Wilson
  Sent: 03 January 2009 08:10
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  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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