[access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  • From: "Barbara Wilson" <barkingbabs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 14:17:07 -0000

Andy, that is exactly the same as mine only in black rather than girlie pink. 
Has everything you said you needed; Bluetooth, wireless and holds a 16GB card.

Get listed, network or find a business at an online directory of businesses 
owned and run by disabled people and associated support and advisory 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 2:01 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  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 
/ Black

  a.. Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6Ghz Processor (533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 
  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 package.

        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 going.

        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 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 

      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 
        n.. Warranty: 2 year UK C&R 

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