Now that I have done some writing in Wordpad, I am more convinced than ever that I needed this little netbook. I think free-lance writers, students, and anyone who writes anything would love the ease this little gadget affords. You do not need Wi-fi to write, so you can pull it out of your bag anytime and write. You can save the material and upload later when you do have access to Wi-fi. I should remind you it is less than 2 lbs. and 7 inches. I just stuck it in my purse today instead of my customary composition notebook.
This little netbook has a set of programs listed as Office. Included in this assortment is Wordpad, docviewer, pdfviewer, ppt viewer and an xls viewer. So, you can access a variety of files through these little programs. Documents, pdf files, powerpoint files, and excel files can be accessed through this basic set of mini programs.
With the font set on Tahom and 14, the black print is so easy to read on a crisp, white background. The Wordpad program is easy and basic to use, lacking all the bells and whistles found on many other types of word processing software.
BIG FINGERS, little keys
It is a big change to adjust to typing on a little 7-inch netbook, but the convenience of the little thing makes it worth it. You may work out an alternative system like I have for typing on this smaller keypad. If you are accustomed to doing a lot of texting or typing on a cell phone device, this will seem very big!
Flying without a net
Wordpad has no spellcheck, and this might be a problem. You can email it to yourself, or copy and paste into an online spellchecker. There is also no word counter, and this is a little annoying if you need to do specific word counts in your writing.
How to “get to” the stuff you write
The copy and paste tools work very well when transferring data from Wordpad to email. You can save the file to documents and access it later. I was trying to copy a large amount of data and paste into a heavy, traditional web page, and it ran out of memory. I had no trouble copying and pasting the same file into my web-based email.
This little $99 Sylvania netbook is not a replacement for your laptop or pc, but it certainly opens up doors for you as a peripheral device for your main computer.