Tagged: Netbooks

Changing the USB polling rate 0

Changing the USB polling rate

Scripts to activate and deactivate the idle polling interval of USB devices. This can ensure laptops enter an adequate power saving state.

Changing Windows Wallpaper 1

Changing Windows Wallpaper

Craig’s Random Wallpaper Changer is a great piece of software, particularly for Netbooks, to randomly change your Windows wallpaper.

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Useful Netbook Software

With short battery lives and small resolution screens Netbooks, unlike many other computers on the market, could so with some specific software for their use. This post lists useful software, mainly free, for Windows XP.

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Acer Aspire One

After a number of weeks using my Acer Aspire One, I’ve found it to be excellent. The keyboard and screen are superb and the battery life is better than I expected. It could do with some battery management software, though, and some recovery disks.

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Acer Aspire One – Updating the BIOS

The BIOS on my Acer was horribly out of date and the change logs showed that a lot of useful fixes had been implemented since. As much as I hate doing BIOS updates, due to the possibility of catastrophic problems, I decided to give it a go. I couldn’t find anything on the Acer site on how to do it, although they offer the BIOS updates, but I did find various forums and blogs where it’s been discussed. In the...

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Acer Aspire One

Well, I did it. I’ve made my mind up and purchased a Netbook. And as you can tell from the title, I plumped for an Acer Aspire One – Windows XP, 120GB hard drive, 1GB memory. It’s excellent and the battery and keyboard are better than I expected1. Only downsides found so far – no disks are provided, so there’s no way of restoring Windows  in the case of a drive failure, and there’s an annoying occasional flicker when using...

Choosing a Netbook 0

Choosing a Netbook

So, yes, I’m still in the market for a Netbook but I’ve changed my mind about have an SSD. Now, call me fussy but here is what I’m after… Windows XP An Atom processor At least 16 GB hard drive 1 GB memory A resolution of, at least, 1024×600 Small, but with a good keyboard As close to £200 as possible. £280+ is out of my range A good case for it – if it doesn’t come with a good...