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dual core Netbook!

If you use a Netbook and have been thinking of upgrading it, or if you think they're so cute but don't know that they would really do all the things you want to do on your laptop, it is finally here: the dual core Netbook. This is the upgrade to the Netbook I am using, which is a model of the Asus 1005Ha. This one is the ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM-PU17. It has the new dual core Atom N550 processor and 1GB of DDR3 memory. This is important. The former models had DDR2 memory, which is slower. Like other models of the Asus Netbooks, the memory can be swapped out for 2GB of DDR3. There is a link on the Amazon page to purchase them together along with a case. I have not seen this particular case--I have a different one and like it quite a bit. I won't be buying a new one. This machine comes with Windows 7 and a 250GB hard drive. It promises to be fun times!

In case it isn't too obvious, I'll be upgrading my computer in the next couple of weeks. I'll also be upgrading my scanning/OCR software. Excitement abounds!


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Oct. 15th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Now that sounds like something I would be interested in buying. Not really sure if I want windows 7, but am sure I could work around it.
Oct. 15th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
Are you able to run OCR software off your netbook?

Given it's all I have right now, I'm considering trying to scan (with Kurzweil 1000) with my netbook. Not sure how well it will work given that it seems to struggle a bit with Kurzweil and ZT running simultaneously.
Oct. 15th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
what I am doing on my Netbook
I should note in answering this question that I am running with 2GB of memory, and it does make a difference. I have tried both ways. I am currently on an Asus with XP and 2GB of RAM. I am able to scan using Fine Reader and JAWS running as well as a few other windows open at the same time. I'm even able to do some audio editing on this thing.

I don't know how Fine Reader compares to Kurzweil in terms of memory usage or how ZT compares to JAWS, etc. You might check them in the task manager--that will tell you a lot about how your system will do. Your CPU load really should stay below 75 percent for preventing sluggishness. Mine goes up pretty high sometimes when I have six or seven or eight windows open while scanning, and that is when JAWS starts stammering.
Oct. 16th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
It sounds like a sweet machine and wonder what the cost of this thing is because i have been looking for something like this and of course I will need the portable disc drive as well.
The hard drive on this machine has exactly half of what my pc has on it and that is one large hard drive for a machine that little, and that just amazes me with what they ahve been doing with technology lately.
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