Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 9

We've known for some time that Dell was working on a Netbook-style laptop--the same kind of small, low-power, inexpensive system made popular by Asus and the Eee PC line. And even though there are not many surprises in the new Inspiron Mini 9, it's still an excellent example of the form, without any of the deal-breakers (older CPU, not enough storage space, hard-to-use touch pad) that have kept other Netbooks from being more universally useful.

While component-wise, the Mini 9 is similar to other recent Netbooks, such as the Eee PC 901 and the Acer Aspire One (which all use Intel's Atom CPU), in typical Dell fashion, there are more customization options than we've seen other Netbooks.
Our test unit arrived with 1GB of RAM, a 16GB solid-state hard drive, and Windows XP. That configuration costs $514 and comes very close to hitting the benchmarks we set out in our "Building the Perfect Netbook" feature, which asked for similar components, but maybe a slightly bigger SSD hard drive and an impulse-purchase $499 price tag.
You can get the Inspiron Mini 9 down to as low as $349 by opting for a smaller hard drive (4GB or 8GB), 512MB of RAM, an Ubuntu Linux OS, or knocking down the Webcam to a lower-resolution option. Or, add few bucks for the option internal Bluetooth antenna, which wasn't in our build (but is useful for tethering a cell phone for mobile broadband access). As an interesting note, the Mini 9 apparently includes an inactive internal mobile broadband antenna. According to
Dell, it will be announcing the carrier and coverage details in the coming weeks.
In person, the Mini 9 is similar in design to Asus' 9-inch Eee PC. It's slightly thinner, at about 1.25 inches at the back, tapering slightly toward the front. Our system had a glossy black finish (which is very fingerprint prone), and white is also available. Interestingly, most of the leaked product shots we've seen up to now show a red model.
The challenge for any Netbook is to squeeze as much keyboard as possible into a very tiny space, and the Mini 9 does a good job with it. The Dell letter keys are larger than on the 9-inch Eee PC, but certain keys--Tab, Caps Lock, and so on--are reduced to small slivers. In addition, the entire function key row has been removed. F1 through F10 are now alternate keys of the A to L row.

It's an interesting compromise to get the most surface area for everyday typing, but makes some tasks, such as jumping between Web page fields with the Tab key, somewhat awkward.
Opening the lid, the 8.9-inch 1,024x600-pixel screen shares space with a Webcam above and two small speaker grilles below. The display offers just enough space for displaying Web pages and Word documents, and we think the 9-inch size is the perfect fit for Netbooks, rather than the smaller 7-inch or larger 10-inch screens on other systems.
The Inspiron Mini 9 has three USB ports, headphone and mic jacks, a VGA out, SD card slot, and an Ethernet jack--a fairly standard set of connections in the Netbook world. Integrated Bluetooth is a $20 option, and Dell is expected to announce a mobile broadband plan soon. We'd love to see mobile broadband in more Netbooks, but it's typically prohibitively expensive as an option on a sub-$500 system.
With Intel's new 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, specifically designed for low-power Netbooks, you're not going to find the same level of performance you'd get from even an inexpensive Core 2 Duo laptop. Still, the Intel Atom processor performed about as expected, closely matching the Asus Eee PC 901 and MSI Wind in our iTunes performance test.
In anecdotal testing, we found the Mini 9 to be highly usable for Web surfing, e-mailing, and even playing music files (its speakers were surprisingly loud, if predictably thin-sounding). The combo of Intel's Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, and Windows XP found in almost every current
Netbook works well for basic tasks, as long as you keep expectations modest and don't mind occasional slowdown if you try and open too many browser windows at once.
The Mini 9 ran for 3 hours and 21 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, using the included 4-cell battery. That's second only to the 6-cell battery in the Asus Eee PC 901, and easily beats the Asus Aspire One and MSI Wind.
Dell includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system, with mail-in service. Upgrading to a two-year plan will cost an extra $128. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, an online knowledge base and driver downloads.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My CoOL Artist

6sIxh sEnSE


terbawa aku dlm rasa,
yg selama ini terlupa,
mungkinkah ini cinta.

hatiku cuba
tuk mencari,,
ke mana aku telah pergi
mungkin ini semua mimpi

hanya ilusi
cinta yg menipu
keindahan yg semu(samar-samar)
semua hanya palsu

bawa aku
kepada MU
keindahan yg x semu,,

peluk aku
jgn pernah
kau biarkanku
terlupa padaMU

kasih tempat mengadu
takkan ada cinta yg bias sempurna
selain kepada MU

dREaMInG cAr,,..

ToYoTA CaMRy (DReaMing Car Of EvERyOne JusT LikE Me)

The Toyota Camry is a mid-size car, formerly a compact car manufactured by Toyota since 1980. The name "Camry" comes from a phonetic transcription of the Japanese word kanmuri (冠, かんむり), which means "crown", a tradition started with the Toyota Crown in the 1950's, and continued with the Corolla and Corona, which are also latin words for "crown".
There is also a coupé and convertible derivative sold first as Camry coupé from 1994-1997 and later spun off into its own line as the Camry Solara when reintroduced in 1999. The Solara development lags behind the sedan by a couple years and it was not updated to the 2007 current sedan platform, with production scheduled to end in 2008.[1]. For the East and Southeast Asian markets, high specification Camry models are seen as executive cars. Since the sixth generation SXV30 model, the Camrys sold in these markets have sported revised front- and rear-end treatment. For the seventh generation SXV40 series, the same was done, although the Australian-designed Toyota Aurion which is based on the seventh generation Camry was the donor model. The Aurion features revised front- and rear-end treatment and changes to the interior, but is fitted with the same powertrains. An up-branded luxury version of the Camry was sold in Japan as the Toyota Windom until 2006; the related Lexus ES shares major chassis and drivetrain components with the Camry.
In the United States, the Camry's largest consumer market, it has been the best selling car for nine of the last ten years starting in 1997, with the only exception being 2001. The Camry also sells very well in Australia, Canada, and a number of Asian markets—in particular Cambodia where the vast majority of cars are Camrys.[2] Despite its success, it has often been criticized for its bland design and lack of sportiness compared to its rivals.[3] It has not sold as well in Europe and its homemarket Japan; as its design is ill-suited for European and Japanese tastes.[4T

KnoWiNg Me fiRstlar,,

Noor Rosmadiana Binti Noorrudin

18 years old

Kluang,jOhoR Darul Takzim

Diploma student of unimap 2008,,

School of PPK SE

realy LUVs on Cartoon movies,,like power puffgell, totally spices,
naruto, atasinchi, doremon, crayon sinchan, detective conan, spounge bob,
tom n jerry, avatar,,,
ish!! mmg byklar sbenanyer,,,

During free time like to watching movies, listening to musics, eating,
and sometimes study also,,

I realy care bout my family
luv them so much..
Although they all are not around me here,,,
But the memories together are always in my mine
in all the time,...
And never Last,,

Also care bout all my frens,,
Gud frens is hard to find,,
but once i meet her or him,,
i'LL care much toward them...