| 2:10 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Comment on the storage specifications: Some models offer the option of a regular hard drive (motor and magnetic-media disc) or a solid-state hard drive. In this case, the solid-state hard drive is likely to be smaller, because it is based on the same EEPROM technology as USB memory sticks, cell phone SIM memory, etc.
Compared to a regular hard drive, a solid state drive has no spin-up time, very low latency, no "seek time," much lower potential for "shock damage" due to being dropped, and lower power consumption, but higher cost and smaller storage capacity.
I used a friend's eeePC for half a day, and found it a bit slow, but still surprisingly usable.
| 2:28 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I have an Asus EEPC with a 10 inch screen. Atom processor, Win XP .. model 1000H . It is a excellent. I have an 80 GB HDD. but I think you can easily get 160GB nowadays. The only drawback is the lack of the DVD Drive.. But that is not imp. if it is your add on PC.
| 2:41 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Buy one with a six cells battery to stay more than five hours unplugged. Take a look on the Acer Aspire One D150-1BR.
| 2:56 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
6 cells on ASUS gives only apx. 4 Hrs and they are supposed to be the best. They claim 7 hrs backup but that is with limitations , making the netbook quite useless. So plan on 4 hrs apx.
| 8:31 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|When looking at the specs I can see two types of storage figures for the same product (with big differences like 10Gig and 160Gig). What's that all about? |
Just out of curiosity I checked out some netbooks today when visiting the big electronics retailer round the corner (was shopping for a dishwasher and had a look on my way out).
There was one model that had a 10 GB solid state drive + a small HD. The solid state drive was just for the OS (XP in this case) and HD for programs and data. Sorry, but I don't remember the brand or model name
| 6:38 am on May 30, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I got a Samsung NC10. I`ve been getting an easy 6hrs battery life for my usage and the laptop itself is terrific.
| 7:27 am on May 30, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Kiddie toy. Not a full blown PC, don't expect that, but for general purpose use these critters are pretty gosh darn fair. Don't bother with Photoshop edits, vid is not there. No DVD unless you grab it via USB sources (further drain). Somewhere between Tinker Toy and Lincoln Logs. (Showing my age.)