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Old 09-25-2009, 04:24 PM   #46
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I normally only buy open box stuff from B&M stores, that way I can see what I'm getting before dropping my plastic.
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the laptop Ive been using for the last 6 months is from newegg open box, cost me $555, new it would have cost $800
I've also recommended other people buy open box laptops, and they were all extremely happy with their purchase, GO asus and msi, they seem to make some sturdy laptops.
I bought a jetbook open box on newegg. will be here on Tuesday. I expect it to be near perfect.
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Doesn't work out send it back I guess.
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Old 09-26-2009, 01:21 PM   #49
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Doesn't work out send it back I guess.
Yup, but shipping rates to the Sandwich Isles can get a little exhorbadent. (sorry for the spelling, it's not in my dictionary)
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where is the Sandwich Isles? Is it nice? whats the weather like?
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where is the Sandwich Isles? Is it nice? whats the weather like?
I found this map:


and print version:
http://www.raremaps.com/gallery/enlarge/18914

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Old 09-26-2009, 06:34 PM   #52
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Captain James Cook discovered (actually the seafaring Polynesians discovered them about a millennium ago, but you know those Brits) these islands and named them after the Earl of Sandwich a couple of centuries ago, they have since been renamed to Hawaii or The Hawaiian Islands in keeping with the name the original discoverers used.

I call my home the Sandwich Isles for purposes of stimulating conversation. Works quite well, don't you think?
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Captain James Cook discovered (actually the seafaring Polynesians discovered them about a millennium ago, but you know those Brits) these islands and named them after the Earl of Sandwich a couple of centuries ago, they have since been renamed to Hawaii or The Hawaiian Islands in keeping with the name the original discoverers used.

I call my home the Sandwich Isles for purposes of stimulating conversation. Works quite well, don't you think?
This old map has the name Sandwich Isles too.
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I call my home the Sandwich Isles for purposes of stimulating conversation. Works quite well, don't you think?
I guess it does, kinda like New Amsterdam for New York, but I've never heard a single person call it that.

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Hawaii is on my list of travel destinations if/when I can ever do so, most of my travel destinations are tropical islands and areas around the Mediterranean Sea
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Being the Earl of Sandwich must of been the best gig ever.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:26 PM   #57
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The problem with the jetBook display, IMO, is that the brightness varies greatly based on the angle of incidence of the light source. If the light source is off axis, the brightness of the screen drops disproportionately fast. Viewing angle is fine if the light source remains on axis. E-ink does not have this issue.
I agree with you,abrahaml. I used the jetbook for 3 days, and found the fonts shaking ,when it expose directly in the sunshine. But somehow readable.
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Hmmm, that doesn't sound right.

I have four of them and none appear to have 'shaking fonts' in direct sunlight. They actually work very well in direct sun. Was very happy with it for two weeks at the beach.

Could there have been other factors involved? I am over 50, so maybe I don't notice things younger people might see, but my kids also don't notice any.

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I have 2 jetBooks and I don't have 'shaking fonts' too..
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Some people in the chinese forum also have the "shaking fonts" problem like me, but not every one does.You can see here and here

I'm sorry if I didn't describe the problem properly, since english is not my mother languge.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...t=38245&page=2
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I was reading under the sun where the temperature was 32C/90F and the letters started to dance around too, but when I moved to a cooler spot they stopped. It must be the heat, and the black color of my reader, which is a pity because I like to read outdoor under the sun a lot, the screen looks just so nice and the contrast is much higher under natural sun light.
Maybe 'dancing letters' would be better to describe it in a proper way.

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