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This review is from: JLab J6MS JBuds In-Ear Single Earphone Style Headset with Enterprise Class Mic
Other Thoughts: Just a note...this is an Earbud (singular) not EarbudS.
Even though my tech knowledge might be high, I guess my ability to read and comprehend a products description is not.
Pros: Purchased this unit from a local retailer 6 weeks ago (not available from NewEgg yet) . It was my first laptop and my first experience with Vista. I shopped around in the netbook world for 5 months and almost purchased the Asus 1000HE, but was a bit hesitant about screen, keyboard, Ram, etc. size.
WOW! was I glad I waited. This screen is perfect for web surfing. Keyboard....is nice. Since this was my first laptop, I will not critique it too harshly since it is a totally different typing experience than desktop. I would grade the keys and typing as 4 stars...they are a touch thin.
Hulu movies, YouTube, as well as network streaming are flawless on my broadband connection. WiFi has worked well in both a public library and college campus environment...even pick up my neighbors signal 100' away through brick walls...albeit the signal is only two bars.
Screen is great. Excellent colors.
Fast boot on Vista Premium.
Touchpad scroll and sensitivity need no adjusting IMO.
Cons: Prefer the volume control were keyed instead of a wheel on the front.
Other Thoughts: When you analyze netbook vs. notebook, ask yourself if you always want to be scrolling side to side to view web pages. If you want your fingers to have to go places where they typically don't (keyboard arrangement).
Think about it 3GB Ram. 320GB (partitioned into C & D) drive. Good graphics card. CD/DVD burner. Mini card reader that is HD compatible. And for $50 more than a netbook!! You would have that much in a netbook add on CD drive....OK, so the battery life is not nearly as great.
Battery life can be extended by easily changing the power settings. Press the "E" key in the upper left corner and a bar menu slides down for changing the power settings depending on power source.
IMO the price point for this is perfect for what you get.
This review is from: GARMIN 4.3" GPS Navigation
Pros: Great image at 50% brightness
Satellite signal at 5 full bars inside house.
Fast satellite recognition
Excellent touch screen
Cons: I can't belieive I am writing this after all the reviews I read on menu selection, etc. But I think I actually like TOM TOM menus better.
Other Thoughts: This unit is listed as discontinued on Garmins web site. But, when New Egg dropped this to $199, I placed my order.
After 1 hour I felt like I had owned this for weeks. It is very easy to set up. All listed accessories were in the box. (Windshield mount, Dash mount disk, cables (12V. and computer) along with the quick start manual. I had downloaded and printed the full manual while I waited for my unit to arrive so I was able to navigate the menus fairly well right from the start.
I updated the map with Garmins free 1x download tonight. The entire process took about 2 1/2 hours on a broadband connection with a Dell XPS400.
Map is still not up to date with the road I live on. The road has been here for 5 years. Then again MS streets and trips '08, Google maps, etc. do not have it correct either.
I have not tried the FM transmitter yet.
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