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Disney Uses Asus Netbook to Make 'Netpal'

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June 17, 2009 2:54:40 PM

"Disney Uses Asus Netbook to Make 'Netpal'

Acer and Disney have gotten together and come up with a Disney-branded Acer netbook, which they’re calling a netpal."

I'm confused, is it Acer or ASUS?
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June 17, 2009 2:57:30 PM

The picture definitely says ASUS on the hardware.

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Anonymous
June 17, 2009 3:01:29 PM

Get some proof readers or better editors! The title and picture show ASUS hardware, yet you refer to ACER in the sub-line. Seriously, stop with the less then amateur mistakes.
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Anonymous
June 17, 2009 3:13:42 PM

"Acer and Disney have gotten together and come up with a Disney-branded Acer netbook, which they’re calling a netpal."

Err, Acer?

Seriously people, read your article for errors at least once before you post it.

Little mistakes are OK, but this is totally unacceptable.
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Anonymous
June 17, 2009 3:20:04 PM

..." Seriously, stop with the less then amateur mistakes."

I'm guessing you mean less than amateur mistakes? Seriously, proof your comments before you post them!
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June 17, 2009 3:27:45 PM

Sorry guys. Should be all fixed now.
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June 17, 2009 4:22:10 PM

I just got here and the error is still there ...

Come on ppl, mistakes happen ... I would like to see one page written by you without spelling check ...
They try to write those things as quick as possible so we can have the news as soon as possible and you complain and tell them not to post anymore?
Look in the mirror first before calling someone else ugly !
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June 17, 2009 4:39:53 PM

I briefly pulled and reposted the entire thing to see if the updates would go live that way, looks like they have. Again, sorry for the delay.
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June 17, 2009 4:40:30 PM

So, to answer the original question: Yes! I'd love to have a child-proof or semi-ruggetized netbook for my kid. I think Disney/Asus really have a hot product here.

Okay, so someone accidentally said Acer instead of ASUS. Who cares. We still got the content we wanted from the article and if you care enough about the product to look it up, you'll quickly find out whether it's ASUS or Acer... no harm no foul.

... and I'd like to give a big "shut the 'ell up" to the guy who bitches about the proof-reading but doesn't know the diff. between "then" and "than."
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June 17, 2009 4:44:29 PM

marks_01and I'd like to give a big "shut the 'ell up" to the guy who bitches about the proof-reading but doesn't know the diff. between "then" and "than."


100% agreed !!!
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June 17, 2009 4:45:25 PM

I am curious as to the specs of the SSD. Most people should be better off with a 160GB HDD but as it is aimed at little kids the HDD is prone to damage (getting dropped,etc) while the SSD isn't. Btw, I'm assuming this is aimed at 8-12 year olds?
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June 17, 2009 4:47:11 PM

erigolhuhuI just got here and the error is still there ...Come on ppl, mistakes happen ... I would like to see one page written by you without spelling check ... They try to write those things as quick as possible so we can have the news as soon as possible and you complain and tell them not to post anymore?Look in the mirror first before calling someone else ugly !


This is a news site. We expect the editors to look over this stuff. This is not the first article to come out with multiple mistakes. It happens on an almost daily basis now. The ASUS/ACER error falls on the writer not paying attention, the double word use of "version" in "pretty much child-proof version version of your average netbook," is because they refuse to use any word processing software that has been developed since 1995.
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June 17, 2009 5:39:28 PM

Does the SSD come at a higher price point?
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June 17, 2009 6:57:36 PM

Heck, I'd get one for myself. I'm very clumsy and inclined to spill things on my keyboard all the time. Seems like a good product for anyone intending to drag around a netbook with him. I'm not sure I'd go for pink, however, and I wouldn't want my wife to fiddle with the parental controls!
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June 17, 2009 7:18:49 PM

/uses Word to write article

What the hell is that red line under all those words? Must be nothing, better ignore it.

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Anonymous
June 17, 2009 7:38:17 PM

The one thing that made the Asus EeePc so beautiful was it's small bezel around the screen.
This one has anything but a small bezel around the screen, and is plain ugly!

The rest does not differ much with the 999 other Atom netbooks on the market.
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June 17, 2009 8:41:23 PM

I agree the bezel is too large.

I'm curious about how the child proofing features work, and how usable they are to set, and how easy they are to get around.
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June 17, 2009 9:30:34 PM

batkersonHeck, I'd get one for myself. I'm very clumsy and inclined to spill things on my keyboard all the time. Seems like a good product for anyone intending to drag around a netbook with him. I'm not sure I'd go for pink, however, and I wouldn't want my wife to fiddle with the parental controls!

I agree. I'd get one myself.
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June 17, 2009 10:37:45 PM

What's with the kids dissing the back-seat editors? The difference between then and than is next to nil. The difference between Acer and Asus is pretty monumental.
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June 23, 2009 5:09:49 AM

The ongoing debate on grammatical infractions is besides the point, but I cannot excuse Master Exon's breach of proper grammar.
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June 23, 2009 5:15:35 AM

Oops...as I was saying, there is a huge difference between "then" and "than". The word "then" is used when describing sequential or chronological order; "than" is used to compare two different ideas or things. The difference is "next to nil"? Um, no way. And what if the reporter got Asus and Acer mixed up? Why don't you all take a copy-editing test and see how you fare?

As to the original point, I think this netbook for kids is a great idea and way better than the cheap monochrome LCD toys they sell at Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, and Target.
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