Re: Preferred Netbooks?
Simple and inexpensive Acer Aspire One AOA150 - 1901 (colour code I think).
Pros: Nice little machine, lightweight, Win XP SP3, 1 GB RAM, Intel Atom CPU, 80 GB HDD,
3 USB ports, 1 mulit-card reader. No new operating system to learn.
Cons: Little rubber feet come off after too much table top dragging, battery life is down
to about a half hour after just over 1 year. Screen resolution is 1024 X 600 pixels, so some
apps complain about it. Had to tweak the character size/font a bit to get the max without
crowding the desktop. Sound volume is a bit weak at times, the embedded Realtek audio
system isn't great even after refreshing the driver with the "fix".
We use Starbucks for our wifi on the (U.S.A.) road. The loyalty card gets us up to 2 hours a day
free, providing we keep the card current through regular use, which we do. The down side is
not every stop has a Starbucks.
Checked out free wifi at McDonalds online. Seems that not every store has it, but they say
11,000 of their locations do. We'll try it if we can find one that "does" next trip south.
It's not a sprint(er) (unless you make it one), it's (hopefully) a marathon.
RV - 2018 Navion 24V + 2016 Wrangler JKU