[TriLUG] Advice on an ultra-light notebook
bitmage at pobox.com
Wed Jan 16 15:03:46 EST 2008
On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 11:49:43AM -0800, Kevin J. wrote:
> For about $80 more you can get the Nokia 810 with a touchscreen and built-in GPS: http://www.nokiahowto.com/link?cid=PLAIN_TEXT_607318
A cautionary note - I have an N810. It's a great pocket web browser, a usable
SSH terminal, and a _terrible_ GPS.
The GPS chipset is slow (5-10min) to lock unless you're not moving, the map app
is sluggish, and if you want routing and speech (but no spoken streets), that's
a $129 extra.
The map app could always get better, but the internal GPS chip is unfixable.
Maybe the next revision will have a SirfStar...
Fortunately I bought it for the web/ssh features and have no regrets there. But
I wouldn't recommend it if you need a GPS.
Be it thy course to busy giddy minds
With foreign quarrels; that action, hence borne out,
May waste the memory of the former days.
Henry IV, Part 2
Brian Daniels bitmage at pobox.com
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