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Gregory A. Carter gcarter at openaprs.net
Mon Nov 17 16:32:00 UTC 2008


For those of you looking into using a Mini laptop for APRS use, take a look
at the MSI Wind series of laptops.  I've done quite a bit of research on all
of the mini's available and the MSI Wind seems to offer the most for your
money.  Some models of the Wind have bluetooth built in which is an option
the Acer's don't offer.  the Wind is also offering a 160GB SATA drive
instead of a 120.

Since none of the Mini's have CD drives take a look at the LG Slim DVD
writer, it's very small and is powered from the USB port so no exernal power
required.

Mine is due to arrive today!

Greg

NV6G
OpenAPRS.Net

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:19 PM, Ben Lindner <vk5jfk at activ8.net.au> wrote:

>  >Somthing like the Acer Aspire One is a no brainer at $380!
>
> I just bought the above and love it. Any suggestions on a good USB GPS.
>
> I suppose I could use bluetooth dongle with a bluetooth GPS. Has anyone
> tried this combo
>
> 73s
> Ben
> VK5JFK
>
> Jason Rausch wrote:
>
>  The rubber 'keys' like to squish to the side and don't give good
> feedback.
>
>
>  This is my biggest gripe with the Panasonic toughbooks we use in police cars.  The keyboard is a rubber membrane type and there is no tactile feel when you press it.  The keys are incredibly sensitive, a simple touch of the key will result as a keypress, but I like having that tactile feel, to know that I actually pressed it
>
>
>
>  Not when regular netbooks are heading into the same price range.
>
>
>  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115519
>
> A ham buddy of mine bought one and he loves it.  Small, runs windows and perfect for a portable APRS setup.
>
> Jason KE4NYV
> RPC Electronicswww.rpc-electronics.com
>
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