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      I recently got a small Acer netbook.

      Not bad............but not good either I will be getting another normal size laptop soon.
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      NVIDIA Strikes Back

      Twice!

      At itself? LOL


      HP Netbook packs bigger screen, Nvidia chip
      by Brooke Crothers
      Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday announced its first Netbook with an 11.6-inch screen and Nvidia's Ion chipset as well as two inexpensive "ultrathin" laptops.

      The Mini 311 is the first HP Netbook to use a large screen--11.6 inches exceeds the upper limit of 10 inches on standard Netbooks--and is the first to get high-octane Nvidia Ion graphics--the same graphics used in laptops such as the Apple MacBook Air.
      HP goes big with Netbook, thin with laptops | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News

      So the ION is supposed to be actually available on Oct. 22nd. Tell me another one, PLEASE!



      I don't know what the story is with the sound here:

      [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ueE2UONgy0"]YouTube - HP Mini 311[/ame]

      Very unprofessional! :20:


      Nvidia's $200 Netbook: "Better Than Atom"
      Darren Gladstone, PC World
      Sep 15, 2009 4:07 pm

      "This is what we think a netbook should be," says Bill Henry. As the general manager of Nvidia's Mobile Internet Products (hint: driven by the Tegra chip), he's supposed to say stuff like that. So I roll my eyes a little. But after seeing a late prototype that's nearly ready for market and getting a little hands-on time with the Mobinnova N910, I'm inclined to agree.
      http://www.pcworld.com/article...etter_than_atom.html

      [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXinHWiat2s&feature=PlayList&p=C4E5E81D8FE 0F734&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=2"]YouTube - Nvidia Tegra: Overview by Michael Rayfield, general manager of the mobile business unit[/ame]

      So, something better than the Atom but not as good as Atom+ION but half as much money. So is a $200 computer a killer for the kiddies as an educational tool but not a game machine?

      By the way:

      ARM to shake up netbook market with dual core Cortex-A9

      http://www.geek.com/articles/c...-cortex-a9-20090917/

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      HP ION & Columbian Dual Atom


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      It seems that Windows 7 isn't quite as efficient as XP.


      http://www.pcworld.com/article...tbook_handle_it.html

      I'll have to research this WorldBench 6 to understand what the test does. Maybe it would be better to go with Linux.




      http://www.pcworld.com/article...ellite_netbooks.html

      Are those netbooks? They aren't Atomized. Can they be IONized?

      When in doubt CHEAT! Watch out for those sneaky Columbians.

      http://www.pcworld.com/busines...dual_atom_chips.html

      By the way netbooks need to be backed up too:

      http://www.expertreviews.co.uk...re-for-netbooks.html

      Maximum PC Primer: Lightweight Netbook Computing with Linux

      http://www.maximumpc.com/artic...book_computing_linux

      Linux is coming to a netbook near you. Better buy lots of penguin repellent.

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      So I have been putting up all of this PR about the Nvidia ION,

      WHAT IS THE VERDICT?

      HP Mini 311 First Test Results: Is Ion Worth It?

      http://blog.laptopmag.com/hp-m...ults-is-ion-worth-it


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      The $100 Economic Chameleon Netbook

      The open secret behind the Cherrypal Africa,

      The open secret behind the Cherrypal Africa, or, a brand is a promise, or, understatement by design. | GreenOpenFair

      More on the ‘bits and pieces’ $99 CherryPal Africa netbook

      More on the ‘bits and pieces’ $99 CherryPal Africa netbook | TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home


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      The Charge of the IONs

      ION enhanced netbooks compared.

      Nuclear Particle Shoot-out


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      Quote Originally Posted by Jalili View Post
      I recently got a small Acer netbook.

      Not bad............but not good either I will be getting another normal size laptop soon.
      I have to change my earlier comment it's not Not Bad, its actually REALLY GOOD. it grew on me and it's my primary computer. The amount of memory this small thing can hold and not get "Stuffed" is great. It has the great ability to manage memory and make it easy to rid yourself of needless content Unlike some PCs that save every bad thing and loss all the good stuff.

      In other words I like it because it was a good investment.
      "We may be investigated, incarcerated or murdered for the things we dare to write...
      But we are young and Black, fearless and free...
      Every poem, every incandescent word is a personal revolution"
      Celeste "ayasha" Golden (my queen rest well and I'll see you when I get there.)
      http://awrittenlifeapoeticsoul.blogspot.com/
      http://justiseverything.blogspot.com/

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      {{{ I recently got a small Acer netbook.

      Not bad............but not good either I will be getting another normal size laptop soon.
      }}}


      So would you explain what was unacceptable about it. There could be any number of reasons why someone might find a netbook unacceptable depending on what they are doing with the technology.

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      Quote Originally Posted by umbrarchist View Post
      {{{ I recently got a small Acer netbook.

      Not bad............but not good either I will be getting another normal size laptop soon. }}}

      So would you explain what was unacceptable about it. There could be any number of reasons why someone might find a netbook unacceptable depending on what they are doing with the technology.

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      Mainly it was too small in size.
      "We may be investigated, incarcerated or murdered for the things we dare to write...
      But we are young and Black, fearless and free...
      Every poem, every incandescent word is a personal revolution"
      Celeste "ayasha" Golden (my queen rest well and I'll see you when I get there.)
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      {{{ Mainly it was too small in size. }}}

      What was too small?

      Was the keyboard too small for typing conveniently?

      Was the screen too small for easy viewing?

      Was it both?


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      A netbook is a small laptop with the capability of a machine from a few generations back and with a much smaller "footprint" than the average laptop.

      They are very practical for most people in my opinion, but they are not for passive users.

      No machine is really for a passive user, but with certain machines people have much more room to treat them like appliances.

      I don't find them attractive, but that is based on my needs and preferences rather than finding them to be impotent.

      I should also warn that their build quality isn't drastically different from any other laptop, so be aware of that. And very generally speaking, they are not for children.

      Hope this helps!

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      Coby $85 smartbook feels like a hundred bucks (hands-on)
      Funny how our tune on smartbooks totally changes when one's got an $85 price tag. We happened upon Coby's booth at CeBIT this morning and of all the fairly cheap feeling laptops the company had on display it was its 7-inch NBPC722 smartbook that cozied right up to us. Okay, so it isn't as thin or attractive as the $499 Lenovo's Skylight, but again let us remind you that it costs about as much as a couple of new printer ink cartridges. Inside the little guy packs a 624MHz Marvell PXA303 processor, 2GB of flash storage and runs Windows CE which all should be good enough for some light Web browsing and e-mail writing. There was actually a YouTube shortcut on the desktop, but the NBPC722 wasn't connected to try it out. Apparently this inexpensive laptop should be making its way stateside this spring, but until the flowers start blooming you've got the video below.
      Coby $85 smartbook feels like a hundred bucks (hands-on) -- Engadget

      I have found 21 megabytes of decent science fiction in Project Gutenberg but there is more than 5 times that much. Today a 500 page paperback is 1 megabyte and costs $8. So that 21 meg could be worth $160. But that smartbook is just a little over half that much. So just buying that thing for a kid to read SF off the internet is worth the money.

      The problem is the time to find what is interesting and worth reading.

      The Project Gutenberg eBook of All Day September, by Roger Kuykendall.

      Boys Read Too!!!! - BlackParentMovement.com - Caring, Guiding, Teaching Black Children…Together

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      This ain't a netbook. It's a SMARTbook.

      [nomedia]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgGSlz_-34E[/nomedia]

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      Smartbooks have ARM processors instead of Intel processors.

      They are wrong about the USBs being 2.0 they are only 1.1 so they are slower by about a factor of seven.

      The point is this device makes a great book reader for TXT or PDF and other files. The flash memory has 1.6 gig available. Depending on size and format that could be from 80 to more than 1000 books. The problem is deciding what books.

      Our problem is not one of computing power it is QUALITY OF INFORMATION.

      $99 for more processing power than $3,000,000 could buy in 1980.

      IBM Archives: IBM's 3033

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      We are now being bombarded with TABLET HYPE!

      CVS now has an Android tablet by Craig. Made in China of course.



      CVS Craig Android OS 2.1 7" Tablet Deal $79 bucks with 20% off coupon

      It is more than twice as fast as their $100 netbook with twice as much memory. But no keyboard obviously. And it has a microSD instead of an SD. Bummer!

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      Computer Hardware does not matter anymore!!!

      Yeah I know you can't run software without the hardware but that is not my point. My point is the new stuff is so powerful it hardly matters which one you buy. If you prefer a tablet buy a tablet. Who cares? If you prefer a netbook or laptop then buy that. Who cares?

      The only person that knows what you do with your computer is YOU. If you have to type A LOT on the go then maybe you need a laptop with a big keyboard. But you are the one that has to carry it around. Maybe a netbook with a FOLDING USB Keyboard would be smarter. It would have enough power and be lighter and smaller and maybe have more battery life


      Crysis 2 can run on some netbooks
      Crysis 2 can run on some netbooks ? Video Games Reviews, Cheats | Geek.com

      Crysis 2 can run on a $600 PC
      http://www.joystiq.com/2011/03/17/cr...n-on-a-600-pc/

      I got hooked on Doom in the 90s. That has way better resolution. But if it has the power to run that game it can do just about anything anybody needs. So are they going to deliberately try to sell us INEFFICIENT SOFTWARE to waste the excess processing power. REMEMBER, You are supposed to upgrade EVERY THREE YEARS. It's like buying cars in the 50s.

      SORRY! I'm not buying computers to play ego games with the White guys.


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      iPad Jackson


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      Jesse Jackson Jr. has gotten more than 100,000 views of his iPad speech in a few days. It would be interesting to know how much he knows about computers and what he has ever said about them before now.

      [nomedia]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5X8W7MgbhM[/nomedia]

      But it also makes me think of Black leadership from a more historical perspective.

      What did Martin Luther King ever say about Science, Technology and Economics?

      What did Malcolm X ever say about Science, Technology and Economics?

      So 40 years after the Moon landing we have a crisis over Science, Technology and Economics. And all of this talk about EDUCATION!

      All Day September, by Roger Kuykendall
      The Project Gutenberg eBook of All Day September, by Roger Kuykendall.

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      What is the reason to buy a netbook for grade school kids instead of a tablet.

      FREE EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE!

      Much of this stuff began development before netbooks. It was developed for Windows and sometimes DOS. So if educators are going with tablets running non-Windows software then they are saying kids should not have access to all of that free software.

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      FREE Educational Software - Freeware

      What sense does that make?


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