Music Photog v's Upload times

Who here is a music photographer? Hands up!... Or, a press photographer? Good, and which ones amongst you have tried to use or actually DO use a netbook in the field to upload time critical content to your employers? (Getty, PA, Cobram daily news - etc) Has your experience been a good one or has it had you in the middle of Trafalgar Sq cursing the day Windows was invented? (Matt?!) What is your experience with 3G or HSDPA networks, Netbooks and uploading your content? hp_netbook

So, a survey amongst Amazon users has these three bad boys in the top seats... (Asus, no surprises there...)

1. ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook - 10.5 Hour Battery Life

2. HP Mini 110-1109NR 10.1-Inch White Netbook - Up to 3.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows XP)

3. ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005HA-PU17-BU 10.1-Inch Blue Netbook - 10.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows 7 Starter)

Interesting that the top three spots have two Asus netbooks in amongst and one HP...

With 1. you get Windows XP home (ugh) and a year long subscription to Wired magazine - that's lovely. With number 2, the HP, you get 160gb HD (same as number one) and Windows XP home - again... then, with number three, you get a good solid Asus netbook, you get a larger 250gb HD and you get Windows 7 (Starter) and 10.5 hours of battery life (Which probably means about 4 hours at a stretch)

So, three examples, one of them white like an iSomethingOrOther and all of them under $400.00 USD... Can you see the benefit? Would a netbook work for you?

When you combine a Netbook with MiFi you turn into a "go anywhere" "upload anything" machine, right? ...wrong! But more on that next week

Netbook experiences, go!


Tonight - JEFF BECK!

Quite excited, shooting Mr. Jeff Beck this evening, but first I have a whole list of "venue" shots to do for the lovely peeps at Live Nation. 1. Light box on stairwell (one directly in front & one at the bottom of the stairs) 2. Row of light boxes on side of building 3. Various TV screens 4. Toilet door poster 5. Becks Bar (if lit and stocked) from different angles 6. As above for all bars, some with people, some without. 7. Daktroniks 8. Philips screen 9. Stairwell poster (one front on and one of row of frames up one stairwell) 10. Merch area 11. Foyer area

So, I will be busy pre-gig, but looking forward to seeing the guitarist great in action!

I will be uploading from the venue tonight (MiFi Willing!) Via the 3MobileBuzz MiFi that I was meant to give back today (Sorry, Cal!) - Watch this space to see how I get on with that.

MiFi baby!