February 16th, 2010

The notebook

I went up to Best Buy last night and bought an ASUS Notebook, one of those small computers that weigh less than three pounds. It has a 10.1 inch screen, so is not very good for DVD's, but it has a nine hour battery and will be perfect for email and web browsing, etc. It comes pretty much with all I need, including Windows 7 and wi-fi. Also some stuff I don't need, like a camera. Anyway, I have been prompted to get it for my upcoming retirement. I will turn in my Lenovo, and want a replacement as easy to use, something light for portability over to the village library and coffee shop. This should do the job. It would be nice to have the Lenovo, as I am very happy with the pen (and not proficient with the finger pad), but I want my own, and the notebook is the newest gadget on the block. So I committed to this purchase (perhaps one of the last larger ones, though these notebooks are very reasonable -- $329 for the highest priced of the three ASUS at Best Buy), thinking I will pay it off or use tax refunds to defray the cost.

I don't expect any of you to be very interested in this stuff, but I am a guy and guys like to think about tech stuff. I will let you know if anything interesting pops up as a result of buying it.