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    We had 4G's last year and had a lot of trouble with the wireless on them, we couldnt connect it to a point that had an encryption key.

    In the end i got them a dedicated one with MAC control and just banned everything apart from my Eee's.

    Next year i dont think we are buying the same again, we looked at the Dell and i think weve made a decision on getting some Acer Aspire One

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    Another vote for NC10 here - got one for a member of staff and it's great. Nice screen, full size keyboard and look the part as well

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    Were thinking of giving every student a netbook and saying goodbye to laptop trolleys.

    I've got a Eee PC 1000H and my friend has the NC10.

    Cannot decide between them except the Eee PC has a Draft N wireless card, so more channels to play with and more bandwidth.

    Wish they did the NC10 with a better wireless card, also the NC10 has a Yukon Marvell LAN card, pure evil . I do prefer the mouse pad on the NC10 though.

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    Got an NC10 here for a while on trial from Samsung to help me decide before looking at buying them for use with students. I spoke to Samsung at Bett about them on trail and have been very helpful they are working with Insight who is my supplier of choice for them and they sent me an NC10 on eval for 3 weeks, so brought it home, and im very impressed already. Wifi seems great on it, no problems so far with that so all is good as they say Just going to check I can actually wipe it and put XP Pro on it without breaching the loan agreement as I want to put XP Pro on it and test it fully on my LAN and see how it goes with my mandatory profiles etc. But certainly a winner from my viewpoint, will now be 99.9% sure I will personally be buying one.

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    (Just have to keep clicking on the connect to wireless icon every tuesday with an r in the month )
    Was this a serious comment or am I missing the point?

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    Was this a serious comment
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    On the eeePC orig's. the wireless sometimes doesn't automatically connect.

    If you don't get 2 icons at the bottom of the screen, you just click on the one that's there and say connect , select the strongest AP available and they now fully work.

    There doesn't seem to be any reason as to why they do this occasionally but the workaround is simple enough for the teachers/pupils to implement.

    Other than that, they seem to work every day of the week

    And I hope they continue to do so tmrrw and wed as the school has an HMI inspection


    regards

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    I had similar aggro on my eeePC, ended up installing WinFLP instead

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    We have trialed quite a few machines, the original eeepc, the 901 and now the 904hd. We also have an aspire one and nc10.

    the nc10 is by far the prettiest and works really well, but is more cash.

    the 901 is OK apart from the HDD as it is small and struggles with xp pro.

    the 904 is great as it has a HDD (160gb) and fantastic wireless and battery life. we will be issuing the 904 to mobile staff shortly. it is also a little larger so is really easy to type fast on.

    didn't think too much of the aspire....

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    We have a demo of the HP 2140 that we have installed Widnows XP pro on to. It's a pretty nice unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimJing View Post
    We have a demo of the HP 2140 that we have installed Widnows XP pro on to. It's a pretty nice unit.
    If you are thinking of Windows 7 in the future make sure you have plenty of disk space - I tried Windows 7 on my netbook and I used vlite to shrink down the install. My winsxs folder was soon accounting for 25% of my install. I'd recommend 32gb+ which rules out many of the ssd based netbooks.

    (The NC10 seems a winner in this respect as well).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiendishlyclever View Post
    If you are thinking of Windows 7 in the future make sure you have plenty of disk space - I tried Windows 7 on my netbook and I used vlite to shrink down the install. My winsxs folder was soon accounting for 25% of my install. I'd recommend 32gb+ which rules out many of the ssd based netbooks.

    (The NC10 seems a winner in this respect as well).
    The specs on the 2140 is really nice, especially the layout of the keyboard.

    Intel ATM 1.6 GHZ
    1 gig Memory
    160 GIG HD
    Broadcom Wireless
    Supports PXE for Provisioning(although not available as a permanent Boot Device)
    10.1" Display


    HP Mini 2140 Notebook PC specifications - HP Small & Medium Business products

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    our latitude series laptops have a pre-login for thw wireless, so that way staff have to wait for the wifi to connect before their login takes place meaning all shares, printers etc are connected at login.

    does anybody know if any of these netbooks have a pre-login setting for wireless?

    i think i'm heading for the nc10 or nc20 and will be installing xp pro

    cheers

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    I just ordered the eee 1000HE. Looks nice. Can't wait for it to turn up so I can have a play

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