A solid state Portable Laptop

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Re: A solid state Portable Laptop

Postby Kres » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:53 pm

Yellowjacket wrote:I picked up the Acer Netbook with a regular HD. I guess I prefer the cheaper and massive storage. So far so good. Learning to type on it and zoom in on the small fonts. I got the one with the ATT SIM card slot. I had been using a ATT Mobile card and the speed is actually compared to a crowded WIFI network. Not quite the full 3G bandwidth but about a 2.5G in metro areas.


The little HP I have also has a SIM carrier in it. It also has a mini PCI slot in it. I could buy a 3G card, or I could by an additional SSD card for it.

Not sure which I'm gunna do - Since I've got the iPhone, I can't really see the need for extra connectivity in the netbook.. that said, the geek apeal of the 3G enabled net device is uber high. :mrgreen:
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Re: A solid state Portable Laptop

Postby Blaster229 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:30 pm

Not having to do any worksheet intense computer crap while I am away, I have yet to lug my laptop or eepc with me since I got my iphone. I like being able to connect for free on att wifi hotspots when available.
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Re: A solid state Portable Laptop

Postby bigwillys » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:34 pm

I know ATT bundled a "netbook" with their online 3G service package....get the laptop for 90 bucks, however I think the service is 60 a month.....someone told me verizon is offering the same kind of deal, but their service is cheaper from what I was told....my next laptop will be one of these tiny "netbooks"
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Re: A solid state Portable Laptop

Postby RocketMan » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:41 am

bigwillys wrote:I know ATT bundled a "netbook" with their online 3G service package....get the laptop for 90 bucks, however I think the service is 60 a month.....someone told me verizon is offering the same kind of deal, but their service is cheaper from what I was told....my next laptop will be one of these tiny "netbooks"

If you get one throw the Ubuntu Netbook Remix on it, its a million times better than XP, Juust put the image on a USB thumb drive and boot it from there, it will let you keep the xp partition and can read files from that partition, the Sun Open Office will read/write all MS office documents as well. boots in under a minute and has a much nicer interface.

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Re: A solid state Portable Laptop

Postby bigwillys » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:11 am

RocketMan wrote:
bigwillys wrote:I know ATT bundled a "netbook" with their online 3G service package....get the laptop for 90 bucks, however I think the service is 60 a month.....someone told me verizon is offering the same kind of deal, but their service is cheaper from what I was told....my next laptop will be one of these tiny "netbooks"

If you get one throw the Ubuntu Netbook Remix on it, its a million times better than XP, Juust put the image on a USB thumb drive and boot it from there, it will let you keep the xp partition and can read files from that partition, the Sun Open Office will read/write all MS office documents as well. boots in under a minute and has a much nicer interface.

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all i read was "blah blah blah ram, gig, megabite, ctrl alt del......" he he he

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Re: A solid state Portable Laptop

Postby sundaeman » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:53 pm

I picked up a Acer Aspire one about two weeks ago. It's going back, blue screen of death on a daily+ basis when it's just sitting across the room with Windoze & a single Firefox window.
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Re: A solid state Portable Laptop

Postby Yellowjacket » Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:34 pm

sundaeman wrote:I picked up a Acer Aspire one about two weeks ago. It's going back, blue screen of death on a daily+ basis when it's just sitting across the room with Windoze & a single Firefox window.


That sounds like aa bad RAM or motherboard. Get the one with the 120-160GB hard drive if possible. Pretty resilient little bugger, that one is. As Blaster said a good PDA can do a lot. My only personal PC/laptop died two months ago and I am testing the Netbook for another 20 days before deciding to return or keep it. My corporate/Dell laptop may work just fine especially since I have VMWare to run Windows in an isolated environment so it does not foul up everything while running beta software.

BTW you should make good on your handle and bring some ice cream sundae ingredients to the next tech day. :)
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Re: A solid state Portable Laptop

Postby RJP3579 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:55 am

Just ordered a MSI Wind with the newer Atom processor. Can't wait for it to get here!!!
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