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Street Atlas 2009 on Acer Aspire One
sledgehampster
Anyone using this setup? Does it work well? Have a new Garmin Nuvi 205W so I think it may be overkill to buy Street Atlas 2009 unless it really is great. Have heard the LT-40 is much better than my current LT-20. Any input appreciated.
Marvin Hlavac
sledgehampster, those cute Acer Aspire One mini-laptops sell very well. I suspect soon we will have quite a few members here running various GPS software on these netbooks.

I don't own one, so I cannot give you any feedback. Hopefully others can share with us their first hand experience.
tcassidy
I don't have a netbook but my UMPC can emulate 1024x600. SA2009 looks pretty good in Navigation mode on this screen. It runs fine in 2D mode on this Celeron 900 so should be good on the Atom 1.6 in the Acer. The start up time is pretty pokey at ~45 seconds and it did manage to BSOD Windows in 3D mode though.

Terry
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sledgehampster
Marvin Hlavac & tcassidy Thanks for the replys and the pic. Any way to remove the bar at the top that says what the program is as well as the options, routing tabs etc? Would free up space on a small screen...
sledgehampster
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Originally Posted by sledgehampster
Any way to remove the bar at the top that says what the program is as well as the options, routing tabs etc? Would free up space on a small screen...
Found my answer on the DeLorme Forums so I thought I would post it here.
Someone else might have the same question at some point as the netbooks gain popularity.

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Is there a "full screen" mode that will take away all of the options, borders, icons etc. and have the map fill the entire screen?
Click the small black arrow next to the Options button in the Toolbar, then uncheck next to the two that start with the word "Show".

That will remove everything but the Toolbar. To remove that, see my post here: http://forum.delorme.com/viewtopic.php?t=15267
(that's for SA2008, but it works the same for SA2009)
dtong22
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Originally Posted by sledgehampster
would free up space on a small screen...
I do not have Street Atlas. But Aspire One screen is huge compared with those of PPC.

Daniel
sledgehampster
See my above edited post #5. Hope it might help.
tawd77
I have Street Atlas 2009 on my Aspire ONE. It runs it great! The screen is plenty big enough to see everything.
turbodave_98
I have an ASUS 9000 netbook using DeLorme Street Atlas 2009 and Microsoft Streets and Trips 2009 and both work reasonably fast and with out any problems.l New to this forum and use GPS/Netbook/Laptop for motorcycle/off-road 4x4 rallies.
sledgehampster
Ordered SA 09 with the LT-40 for $39.99 (using my priority code) & $7 shipping from the DeLorme website. Looking forward to receiving it by weeks end and checking it out on my Acer Aspire One!
sledgehampster
Have installed it on my Acer Aspire One and have a few observations. 2-D mode is good as it always has been. The 3-D mode still needs work.

The blue nav bar is way too big as is the car. The text for the roads and creeks is still in 2-D so they are still horizontal and not vertical, making them hard to read.

According to the DeLorme Forums a Service Pack will not fix it. Hopefully they will get it fixed in SA 2010.

The LT-40 is very much worth the price I paid!
saab9k
have street and trips 2009 on my acer one, works just fine, have a 12v adaptor for it too.
Is looking to buy a 8" or 10" mirror monitor for it, might spend the extra few $$ and get the one there will do cell phone too.

doing some checking to make sure it will connect
TO Scootz
First of all, hello everyone, from a new poster. This seems to be an awesome forum. A quick bit of back round. The wife and I like to head over to Europe, rent a small car and camp around for a couple of weeks. Last year I bought a Nokia N800 to use to keep in touch and for it's GPS capabilities. I bought a Holux 1000 receiver and a D-link LAN to use with the N800. Well I found the screen too small for my middle aged eyes (for surfing) and I no longer seem to be able to download GPS maps from Nokia. However I still have the D-Link and the Holux, so I'm interested in picking up an Acer Apire One and setting it up with some GPS software. Also having something to watch a movie I want to watch, instead of airline drivel would be a plus. So my first question is, what's the best $100 or less software for a netbook? I see Autoroute has been discontinued at 2007, how well does it work. My navigation needs aren't that great (I can read a map) but finding stuff in towns can be a pain at times.

TO Scootz (I also ride a Burgman 400 scooter)
Ogie
I have an Acer Aspire One with the Delorme 2009 edition installed. Works great, I really like it.
dtong22
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I see Autoroute has been discontinued at 2007, how well does it work. My navigation needs aren't that great (I can read a map) but finding stuff in towns can be a pain at times.

TO Scootz (I also ride a Burgman 400 scooter)
Autoroute has not been discontinued. It has changed name to MapPoint 2009 which is the equivalent of S&T for N Am.

I was not thrilled at all with the older Delorme St. But that was for N Am long time ago most likely of different map and GUI. So that would not count.

I do have iGuidance Europe 2 loaded onto my Aspire one. But that is 2006 vintage which was very good in my trip to France in 2007. All history though as iGuidance Europe only existed for one version! I really felt at home using that in Europe as I am used to the GUI the iGuidance.

My suggestion is still for MapPoint as it is very very detailed and definitely works with your Holux 1000. I think you are not traveling alone so both Micro$oft MapPoint (for Europe)and S&T are great GPS companion. If you go solo, do not get that.


Daniel , Toronto
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