Thought you readers would be very interested in seeing this ESL lesson that is embedded in a regular page and includes a YouTube Movie, language explanation and tips, writing practise and is scored. I’m not exactly sure what Joomla mods can do this, but I think it’s a very interesting way to create interactive learning materials. You can check out the site by clicking on the image. Don’t forget to check out the rest of Chris’ website, too at http://www.nupotato.com/ .
The ASUS Eee PC 1008HA is the most recent model reviewed. And it shows in a number of ways.
It comes with all of the features you need in a netbook: wireless N, Bluetooth, N280 processor, SDHC card slot, and respectable battery life.
XP runs well with the N280 processor and 1GB. And the addition of Bluetooth 2.1 means you can connect easily to a wide range of devices, including your mobile phone.
The elegant design belies some usability improvements: a 92%-scaled keyboard helping ease keyboard fatigue. The touchpad is now multi-touch allowing additional action and bigger. and the right shift key makes touch-typing comfortable and easier.
Overall, the machine is better designed, but the battery life isn’t as long as the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE at just over 4 hours. Nor is the battery unit replaceable by customers. So you will have to carry that power lead just in case. And the unit is more expensive than either of the other models.
Available since May ’09. Ships quickly with 1-year manufacturer warranty and 30-day flawless display warranty . Current price range: $410.00-430.00.
Click to find out more about the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA, warranties, pricing and ordering.
Our little business has been using the same phone for nearly three years: a base system with two handsets that are wireless. It’s a traditional analogue signal telephone system made by Philips.
Just as we were clearing up for Chinese New Year, the units became less and less functional, and the base unit developed a cable problem: every time someone called, and you grabbed the handset quickly, the cable would fly out. Not good for first impressions.
So, today, I went shopping: I ended up by two separate phone systems for our business: a wireless phone system with an answering service and two handsets for the teachers room, and a small business phone system that could handle two lines. It also contained a ‘hold’ function.
For those three phones, I spent nearly US$200 (or NT$5700) but I’m hoping I’ll get more reliable service from each of them, as I didn’t buy cheap models like before.
For some kinds of consumer goods, especially phones and other items that get a lot of abuse, buying cheap really means buying dear.