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Author Topic: Small laptop or netbook for image upload on trips: suggestions?  (Read 20251 times)
jerry ginsburg
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« on: June 25, 2009, 09:25:41 PM »

I'll be going back to Maui for a 2-week R&R and photo shoot, land and water.  Any suggestions for image uploading storage?  I'd prefer something that will include WiFi for email and basic image editing (deletion, organizing, not much more).  Must keep cost and weight low, so thinking mainly of smaller laptops and larger netbooks.  Any suggestions, experience?  Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 11:20:02 AM »

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I used my MSI Wind U90 netbook on a recent wedding and it was great for storage and viewing, but you would need a 9 cell battery which will give you 5 - 6 hours. I'm amazed just how fast these netbooks are,and the WiFi has always been perfect. When you think that they cost less than an Epson P3000 or P4000 viewer, there's no contest.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 04:45:44 PM »

Brian, thanks very much for the advice.  I'll check the availability, price and features of the U90.  The Epson P3K has a US sale of US$100 rebate, which makes it more competitive; but of course, it is simply a viewer.

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 07:21:30 PM »

You might look into an Acer Aspire One, they come in many configurations.  I got one and am very happy with it and its performance.  It has everything you are looking for.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 09:45:49 PM »

Weird. I'm also going to Maui for a couple weeks, and also decided to get a small, new laptop for downloading images. I ended up with an Acer Aspire One, but for a really strange reason. It turns out that most netbooks have less screen resolution than Adobe requires for Lightroom. Everything appears to work fine at first, but you can't see the entire import pictures dialog box. Several important menus are not viewable, and also the "ok" button.

But, the Aspire One is easily hacked into running Mac OS X. So I bought a copy of Leopard, and just turned my Acer into a mini Hackintosh. There's a simple command you can type into OS X that allows you to scale an application's windows up or down in resolution. So, now I can use Lightroom with no problem. Perfect machine for travelling. Will easily fit in my camera backpack too. I got the Acer as a refurb at CompUSA for $220.

Before anyone gets grouchy about hacking, I did pay for fresh, legal copies of all of the software I'm using. And it's not like Apple sells a netbook. I'm just filling a need using available tools. Violating the EULAs perhaps, but certainly not stealing anything, or depriving anyone of their justly deserved compensation.
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 03:09:23 AM »

A lot of netbooks are using LED screens instead of LCD, so may give you a different look than you're used to.

The ideal setup for backup and storage would be to setup a VPN to your main computer; NAS storage is getting cheap also.
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 07:40:37 PM »

I would like to know if anyone has used it and what are your thoughts about it. It supposed to work with a lots of different sensors.
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 04:20:35 PM »

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I would like to know if anyone has used it and what are your thoughts about it. It supposed to work with a lots of different sensors.
Looks like there's a demo version on the web site, try it for yourself.
They say:"This demo will run for 10 days and requires you have one of the following instruments for calibration: (ColorEye/DTP-94, Optix XR, Spyder2, Spyder3, EyeOne Pro/Monitor, EyeOne Display2.) After completing the form below, you'll be provided with a download link."

If you have a device already, what is wrong with the supplied software?

BTW, a new thread would have been more appropriate  Roll Eyes
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