R. Beedall

Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (78 of 105)
Location: Ireland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 23,383 - Total Helpful Votes: 78 of 105
Acer Aspire E3-111 11.6-inch notebook - Blue (Inte&hellip by Acer
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 5 Sep 2014
For the price its definitely great value for money - decent screen, lots of memory, Windows 8.1 (almost as good as XP and still supported) and a zippy CPU. Thankfully not too much "bloatware", mostly Apple-wannabe apps by Acer that can be easily removed. On the downside I don't like the cheap keyboard (no touch typing on this) and the "precision touchpad" seems to be anything but - the lack of physical buttons is a particular problem. I'm using a USB mouse but would prefer not be.
TSR2 - Britain's Lost Bomber (Crowood Aviation) by Damien Burke
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book., 31 May 2014
Contains a huge amount of detailed information on the TSR.2 plane, but its real strength is an unbiased telling of the wider context in which the project was initiated and ultimately (and probably correctly) cancelled. Too many books written by aviation enthusiasts such as Damien Burk take the view that the cancellation of TSR.2 (and other aerospace projects cancelled around that time – P.1154, HS.681, SR.177, even the Blue Streak missile) as an unmitigated national disaster for the UK. However by the late 1950s/early 1960’s the British aerospace industry had an increasingly dubious track record, with many of the latest types taking far too long to develop, comparing unfavourably in… Read more
Vanguard Orros1025 Binoculars Black by Vanguard
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I wanted a pair of small, light weight but robust binoculars for occasional recreational use - air shows, out door concerts, wild life spotting, horse race meetings, and the like. Given my tendency to loose spectacles, mobile phones, etc., I didn't want to spend more than £100. Based upon a few internet reviews I picked the Vanguard Orros1025 (which cost well below my budget) and my initial impressions are almost all good - compact, easy to carry, waterproof and the image seems decent (although I'm no expert on this). My only slight grumbles are that the neck strap is a bit too narrow for comfort, and lens caps would have been a nice extra.

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