Product Type: Zoostorm Netbook
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Great for any Netbook lover
Zoostorm Freedom 10-270
Member Name: Jellybeans9
Zoostorm Freedom 10-270
Date: 07/12/11, updated on 07/12/11 (124 review reads)
Advantages: Small, lightweight, inexpensive, good internal memory, fast browsing of the internet, easy to use.
Disadvantages: Doesn't have a DVD drive, but then again, I don't think any Netbook has.
I had always just used the family computer to do any homework, essays etc. But eventually I did need one of my own since I was starting at university and so would need a computer to complete assignments. I wanted a laptop so I could sit with it on my bed and wouldn't be restricted to my desk whenever I wanted to use it. Also one that was small enough to carry around in my bag, as well as not being too expensive in case it broke or whatever. I bought this one for just £200 from Argos, and I must say for such a cheap price it has served me well so far. It's small and lightweight so is very easy to carry around, it came with windows 7 and Microsoft Office, although I didn't have a product key to use office for more than 30 uses. I didn't find that to be too much of a problem though, as I just used Open Office instead. In my opinion it also has quite a lot of memory for storing all my work, important documents I've downloaded, as well as numerous films, songs and program software. Browsing the internet is mostly quick and simple through the use of an ethernet cable or wireless network.
The battery lasts about 2-3 hours after being fully charged, before needing to be plugged back in. This netbook also has an inbuilt camera above the screen and an inbuilt microphone just below the screen. It has all the buttons of a normal-sized keyboard minus the numerical pad on the right-hand side. However I personally never really used them as all the numbers are at the top of the keyboard anyway. It still has the arrow buttons, but again are something I don't use often unless I'm too lazy to scroll down a page using the touchpad. On the sides of the netbook it has an extra microphone hole, one for your headphones and two USB ports at either side. On the back, a space to plug your netbook charger into, an SD memory card slot, an ethernet cable port, another hole which I presume would be for a wire to lock-up your netbook and another larger wire port, although I'm not sure what it's for as I've never used it.
The screen, although rather small, is big enough for you to be able to view the full width of internet pages or watch films either alone or with one or two others. Plus has a pretty good volume level. The netbook itself is easy to use and navigate your way around on, plus you can create more accounts if there is more than one person using it.
Overall it is a good little netbook, I've had mine for almost two years now and it is still working perfectly well as when I bought it. Really good for a first laptop, those on a budget, and for people who need to carry it with them. It might not be for the more advanced computer users, but for a Netbook, I'm very pleased with it.
UPDATE: I've now learned that the other space at the back is a VGA output. Shows how much I know!
I thought the internal memory on this net book to be quite sufficient and probably would be for a lot of people. Then again my memory is mainly taken up by files and documents. I don't have a very big music collection compared to most, just short of a 1000. I do have films stored on my net book, around 25 altogether. I'm not much of a game-playing person so only have a few of those. Even so I still have 178 GB out of 225 GB left on the windows 7 hard disk drive (so it says). I'm also not a very careful person either. Since I've had it it's been dropped God knows how many times, drinks spilt under it, and just shoved into my bag on numerous occasions.
I also forgot to mention about the Microsoft Security Client the net book comes installed with. I actually find it to be really good considering it was free and pre-installed. I'm always having pop-ups appear when I'm watching TV shows on-line (I always miss them when they're on TV). Plus the amount of files I've downloaded since having it, to help with essays etc. or work I've sent via e-mail. Anyway, I must admit I was slightly amused when my Dad's newer and double the price laptop with Norton or whatever he paid for installed, suddenly developed a virus, and he had to pay £40 for a new hard drive. Then there's my little net book two years later, still using a pre-installed security and in good working order!
I just thought I would add those last bits in that I forgot about.
Summary: A really good purchase.
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