Monday, April 13, 2009

Netbook computing ...

I've been looking at these really little computers in the under 3# class called Netbooks. They don't have a CD/DVD but otherwise they have a lot of capability. They have USB ports, built-in camera, the usual awful mousepad (I hate those!) and a reasonable sized screen and keyboard with 1 GB of memory and in my case, a Dell Inspiron iM10-2634, a 160 GB harddrive and of course wireless internet. This one came in at $399 and came with Microsoft Works and a few other minor utilities. I downloaded Firefox and Open Office to get started fooling with it. So far with just an hour or so under my belt I'm pretty happy. I have not done too much with it yet, but that will change pretty quickly. One thing I really like is how light it is — 2 pounds 9.5 ounces. More later.

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