I just ordered a new toy. Isn’t it cute?
I’m going to a conference in a few days, and my old laptop was clunky and chunky and hard to get through the airport. (Weighing in at a hefty 6lbs.) Now six lbs doesn’t seem like a lot, but it’s about the weight of a gallon of milk — and I wouldn’t want to lug that through the airport, either.
The other problem with my old laptop is that it looks just like everyone elses so it makes it harder to keep track of it. I think this one should be easier to keep an eye on. Plus, it’ll fit in my purse!
The things I learned in researching this little guy are:
1. If you get one, get the SIX cell, not the 3-cell. The 3-cell batteries only last about 2.5 hours. So, if you’re like me and you want to throw it in the car and take it to karate and then gymnastics, you’d run out of power before you were done.
2. Before buying any of these little guys, run to Best Buy or Office Depot to try the keyboards. I tried several models and some were laid out very poorly. (On one, the shift key for your right hand was on the right side of the ‘up arrow’ which totally messed up my typing.)
3. There is no DVD slot in the Aspire (no room for it).
4. There are 3 usb ports in this model. (Some only had 2 which wasn’t enough for me. I use a headset, printer, mouse, and camera frequently.)
I’ll have to trim my fingernails to fit the tiny keyboard better and I sure wouldn’t expect this to be my main computer, but it’ll be a great little travel companion.
Anyone else going this route instead of a blackberry? I love that I can choose to leave it at home or bring it. No monthly fees for internet (just hook into wireless.) My business can be left behind or I can bring it along.
It won’t work very well at the beach house that I’m staying at this summer, so I’ll have to visit a coffee shop to find wireless, but … I can handle that. 🙂
Have a great week!