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Post by Kate on Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:28 am

That's why Sid and I went for the 10.2" Samsungs - they've got an 80% sized keyboard - which is fabulous.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:40 am

Kate Seadevil wrote:That's why Sid and I went for the 10.2" Samsungs - they've got an 80% sized keyboard - which is fabulous.
Seconded without reservation. The Sammy's keyboard is wonderfully natural and comfortable to use. I dashed off the new novel on it without every having the slightest need to go within spitting distance of the desktop.

Of all the netbooks out there - to my mind, the Samsung is the closest thing to a fully viable alternative to a desktop replacement for people who aren't dedicated power users. I find I actually use its big sister mostly for video processing these days.
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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:11 pm

Well, my laptop went west, so I bought myself a Samsung N130 netbook. Best technotoy ever. It fits neatly into my backpack, and I can take it into work, to surf the net during my lunchtime. Not much problem with the keyboard, a little bit cramped but big enough for my needs.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:36 am

Excellent news Cat and I'm pleased you're finding the reduced form factor is suiting your needs. Plus you made a good choice when it comes to make and manufacturer - Samsung's excellent reputation when it comes to netbook's is totally deserved.
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Re: Rise of the Netbook

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:40 am

I purchased a Dell Inspiron Mini back in April. Can't imagine life without it now!

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:44 am

Yep, another nice machine. The form factor comes in for a lot of stick from the tech geek bragade for being underpowered and underperforming, but the simple fact is they're wrong.

For the average man/woman/kid on the street's needs they're perfect.
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:24 am

Absolutely. I actually followed in the footsteps of the Urban Herbivore, who late in 2009 signed up for a Blackberry mobile phone deal that gave her a free netbook!

Whereas I didn't get a Blackberry. As I wouldn't know what to do with it. Obviously.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:46 am

That was certainly a great way to get such a nice little machine. My Sammy NC10 was a delightfully surprising Christmas present in '08 from The Eye. I fell in love with it immediately and the affair has continued.

I obviously would know what to do with a Blackberry either; so I stand steadfastly with my LG Viewty. It may not be hip - but it does the job rather well.*

*It's even better on those rare occasions when I actually top-up its credit.


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Post by Aspadistra on Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:31 am

I've been thinking about a Blackberry.

I'm with TMobile, and have rather a battered Nokia. I notice that a lot of the kids at work seem to use Blackberries, now, so I'm assuming that they're reliable, In addition, 'Which' gave Blacberries a good review.
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:14 am

You are young enough to still be at the cutting edge. Unlike the Eocene & myself.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:24 am

Aspadistra wrote:I've been thinking about a Blackberry.

I'm with TMobile, and have rather a battered Nokia. I notice that a lot of the kids at work seem to use Blackberries, now, so I'm assuming that they're reliable, In addition, 'Which' gave Blacberries a good review.
Black berry's are very good handsets according to my nephews and nieces. So I say go for it.

The Co=Ordinator wrote:You are young enough to still be at the cutting edge. Unlike the Eocene & myself.
Quoted for true. Very Happy
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Post by Aspadistra on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:40 pm

The Co=Ordinator wrote:You are young enough to still be at the cutting edge. Unlike the Eocene & myself.


Ha! I say, "Ha!" again.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:49 pm

Aspadistra wrote:Ha! I say, "Ha!" again.
Yes, ha! Wait a mo...what do I have to "Ha!" about...?
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:51 pm



SONTAR-HA!

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:11 pm

That remind me, I haven't had a steak and kidney pudding for ages.
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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:19 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:Excellent news Cat and I'm pleased you're finding the reduced form factor is suiting your needs. Plus you made a good choice when it comes to make and manufacturer - Samsung's excellent reputation when it comes to netbook's is totally deserved.
I cannot believe how long the battery on this thing lasts between charging. 4 Hours. The old lappy used to be dead after 45 minutes. This means I can use it on the tedious train journey between Treherbert and Cardiff (55 minutes each way) when ever I go to the Capital. I'm using it to finally write the Victorian Urban Fantasy novel I have been working on for the past 20 years. And surf the net at the same time, though this does cut down on the amount of time I spend writing.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:27 pm

Great stuff! And I bet if you were to check one of the Sammy netbook forums, you'd find some good advice on a few tweaks to the settings that would extend your battery life even further. And yes, I wrote my latest novel on my Sammy. Great, great little machine.
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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:41 am

I am considering getting one of those 9 cell 7800 MaH replacement batteries. Aledgedly up to 9 hours between recharges.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:45 am

If you don't mind the small additional weight gain and slightly added bulk, then go for it. Personally, I think the considerable gain in battery life more than justify the investment.
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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:06 pm

My main grumble with the netbook is too light and flimsy. It is almost like one of my young niece's toy, infact I constantly refer to it as The Toy. Anything that gives is a bit more weight can only be a good thing.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:38 pm

Then you've just given yourself a great additional rational for getting the larger battery. Longer life and it'll feel less toy-like.
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:56 pm

Have to say that, for me, the lightness & compactness of the netbook is what makes it so user friendly.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:03 pm

Got to agree. Throw the thing in your bag and basically forget its there until its needed. An absolutely invaluable plus on its part.
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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:14 pm

The Co=Ordinator wrote:Have to say that, for me, the lightness & compactness of the netbook is what makes it so user friendly.
Don't get me wrong, I love the compactness of my netbook. However, I remember when computers that powerful were the size of a desk, my old brain just cannot equate something so light with something so powerful, so a little (but not much) extra weight would be an advantage.
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:43 pm

Oh, you old fogey you. Get with the modern age...Daddio!
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