[access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  • From: "Barbara Wilson" <barkingbabs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 14:16:01 -0000

Andy, someome once explained it to me in terms of it is as if there is a memory 
pen inside the machine for memory. Hence as has been said before, lightweight, 
no moving parts and very quiet. Up until now I have spent six hours on my Asus 
on Email and Internet with either JAWS or Window Eyes and the batter is only at 


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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 2:04 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  Thanks Léonie for this explanation; from the sound of it then, Solid state 
drives are more expensive than current hard drives -

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Léonie Watson 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 1:35 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

        Flash drives, or solid state drives as they're known because of their 
lack of moveable parts, offer much better performance than older hard drive 
types. They can store and access data more quickly, withstand shocks and 
greater temperature ranges, operate almost silently, and work more efficiently 
to provide greater battery efficiency. It's for these reasons, as well as 
increasing capacity and dropping costs, that they're proving popular in the 
mobile computing market.


    From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
    Sent: 03 January 2009 12:45
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

    Ah! so flash hard drives replace standard hard drives in these smaller 
machines, does this make the machine more light weight? Is anything else 
affected by using flash drives over hard drives? What kind of capacity is 
usually offered with a flash drive?
    Thanks for any feed back -

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Dean Wilcox 
      To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 12:12 PM
      Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

      If your going to be moving around a lot when using it and want a fast 
boot up time the Asus netbooks with the flash hard drives may be good.  I don't 
know but I guess they might be quieter too.

      At 08:09 03/01/2009, you wrote:

        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 Asuses!

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

          From: ANDY COLLINS 

          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 please.

          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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