[tabi] Re: a new netbook which may be great for blind people

  • From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2010 20:20:16 -0400

Yes; it's got better than average wifi (11n), 2.1 bluetooth, and triple
speed usb (all better than the average netbook).  also, it has wireless HD
output for watching DVDs, so unfortunately you are paying something for
I believe it retails for $600; you can order via Amazon, and so can read
about it there.
It's got amazing size and weight: 16 by 5 by 1 inch, and 2.4 pounds.  it's a
netbook, which is the closest to an ultra-light-weight laptop that I've
seen; and those retail for well over $1000.  however, it doesn't have a
screen usable by a sighted person (unless you count the miniature 5 in ch
display), and it has the much slower processor that all netbooks, so I'm not
saying it's the same as an ultra light weight laptop.  It also doesn't have
a built-in hard drive; only a 16 GB SD drive.  of course, you can get a
portible  USB drive if you want to carry around an accessory.
oh, it also has a 4 or 5 hour battery.  if you don't use the wireless HD,
I'd bet it would go to at least 5 hours.
The point of the thing for blind people isn't the cost, it's more the very
small size and at the same time a full size keyboard instead of crammed
little chiclets which netbooks usually have (the small ones anyway).


From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Daniel Ben Moshe
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 6:49 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: a new netbook which may be great for blind people

what will the cost be for us.  Will it be more expensive then the regular

I'm glad to be your humble and obedient servant,

Zechen Elder Daniel Ben Moshe,
Benai Yahshuah Synagogue Of Broward County,
Choose ye this day whom you will serve.  If Yahweh be Elohim, then serve
him, with all of your hart.  However, if bail be your master.  Then serve
him.  As for me, and my house.  We choose, to serve Yahweh!

The late Bishop Joe Patterson told a story long ago, when i was a small
child.  About Elijah, and the 450 false prophets of bail.  He said that
Elijah, stood, and told the false prophets to go on ahead, because they had
a much larger program.  He said that they had 450 participants, and he only
had one.  Elijah, also reminded them, that they had to drag their god up the
mountain side on an ox cart.  the man of yahweh, also said, that his Elohim
would be there when he arrived.  He said mockingly,you go on ahead.  Heck, I
will even let you call your god first.  I'M going to take a nap, and when
you guys finish your foolishness, wake me up. Go ahead now, take your best
Bishop Joe O Patterson
A blessed memory



From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 6:09 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] a new netbook which may be great for blind people

It's a Keyboard! No! It's a PC!


The idea of containing an entire computer -- including display screen

-- on what is essentially just a keyboard, has been in the fermenting

stage for some time at Asus.

Enter, this month, the all-in-one Asus Eee PC Keyboard, which is

finally shipping, at a price of $600.

It's a handsome piece, not particularly radical; it looks like a

silver-finished keyboard. The centerpiece, which is to the right of the

full-size keys, is a five-inch, rectangular, 800-by-480 LED-lighted

touch screen, which looks a lot like an iPhone.

It is very crowded inside that slim wedge of a touch screen; Asus found

spots for a 16-gigabyte solid-state drive, a gigabyte of RAM, Wi-Fi and

Bluetooth chips, plus video outputs (including HDMI) and U.S.B. ports.

Processing power comes from an Intel Atom chip. The computer runs

Microsoft Windows XP version, not Vista.

The device is not meant to replace a laptop for mobile workaholics. And

it won't. The display is useful mainly as a window for Internet

browsing, e-mailing, Facebooking and receiving RSS feeds. To Asus, the

device is a desktop replacement or supplement. But in practice, it

behaves like ...well, a keyboard, with nicely clicking keys. Although

the screen to the right side is bright and crisp, I would not get rid

of that LCD monitor just yet.

The device was first shown in January 2009, at the Consumer Electronics

Show, and its introduction was an on-again, off-again affair, as the

company waffled on specs and release dates for months before the

"formal" release was announced earlier this month. It is now available

for purchase at retailers including Amazon.


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