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Best Birthday Present \ever
on 17 September 2010
LOVE at FIRST SIGHT
If you are looking for a netbook this one is stylish, lightweight and an excellent all round choice. I looked at several other models but none of them inspired me to impulse buy. Lucky for me cus my other love found this extra special little gem and bought it for me. total winner Both for Him indoors and my new netbook.
Surprised and excited I opened the beautifully gift wrapped,by Amazon, box. I'm ordering all my Christmas goodies from here and using the gift wrap service as my skills are lacking in this.
Slow to get everything installed but by Windows standards less annoying to install than XP. Select Language, set time zone , date and time and just wait for a bit.
Sound quality is good but speaker settings could be higher - Older going deaf person setting would be useful as i'm not a headset lover - small niggle though.
Graphics quality excellent. Wi-fi connection speeds much better than my work laptop which is higher spec but Dell quality.
Struggling with keyboard in a single aspect I keep hitting / instead of shift but i guess 3 hours of playtime does not make me a maestro. otherwise it is almost the same size as my work laptop.
Pinch feature on mouse pad is wonderful and after finding it this is really instinctive. No fan noise and after 3 hours there is a slight warmth through the case back left (guess thats where the processor is) which is much better than I expected given the size of this notepad.
sleep USB for recharging my phone is great and much faster battery fill than on either of my laptops.
Love the web cam application installed which includes a demo of how to connect with Windows Live and loads of on screen toys to play with. I always resisted web cams before but the avatar feature will allow me to interact without revealling myself warts and all (yup I am fugly).
I was initially interested in e-reader but felt the kindle was over priced and looked at a netbook as an alternative. I would recommend this over e-readers as the e-readers have no back light and perform badly in low light. I read in bed and this is poorly lit, by adjusting the brightness I can read e-books with no discomfort, no screen flicker and have a multitude of other options as well.
Any lady geeks top choice for christmas - go ahead she will love it (and you)
Top toy for boys as well, 3 x 20 ish sons are green with envy not a gaming machine but a useful toy for the console user.