[access-uk] Re: Netbooks

  • From: James Scholes <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Léonie Watson <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 14:30:25 +0000

Only problems with the 20 GB online storage is: Is it reliable? Is it fast? Is 
the service well-known? I use Livedrive on my netbook, unlimited, free, storage 
space, and the service is very fast. It adds an extra drive to 'My Computer', 
drive L, so its very easy just to push files up there. www.livedrive.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Léonie Watson <tink@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Saturday, January 03, 2009 02:17:13 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbooks

    Yes, that's the same one. Definitely a bargain from Play. It doesn't
seem to mention the 20Gb online storage though, which I had included when I
bought mine from PC World and which Amazon also mention.
    It's effectively 20Gb of storage space that you can access online.
Instead of storing things on your netbook, you can store them online using
this service. I haven't used mine yet, but one useful thing would be to use
it to store files as backup. That way, if your netbook was lost or stolen,
you'd still have copies of all your files.




From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: 03 January 2009 14:01
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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
*       Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6Ghz Processor (533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2

*       Memory: 1GB 

*       HD Capacity: 12GB SSD 

*       Display: 8.9" WSVGA (1024 x 600) 

*       Graphics Card: Integrated 

*       Operating System: Windows XP Home 

*       Optical Drive: None 

*       Networking: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100 Fast Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0

*       Card Reader MMC / SD (SDHC) 

*       Camera: 1.3M Pixel 

*       Audio: Dolby Sound Room Certified 

*       Stereo speaker 

*       Digital Array Mic 

*       Dimensions: 22.5cm(W) x 17.0cm(D) x 2cm~3.38cm(H) 

*       Weight 1.1 kg
Thanks -

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Léonie Watson <mailto:tink@xxxxxxxxxx>  
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 <mailto:Andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
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

*       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

*       Warranty: 2 year UK C&R 

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