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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Netbooks Craze

"It's a holiday. Any plans? Why aren't you going out? You know, very sien (bored) I see you like that. Day in day out at home." (Quoted exactly as it was said, in Malaysian English a.k.a Manglish). I've heard this lotsa times. Yeap, from my mom.

What to do? I just simply like doing my own things at my own free time. Where else to do it than at home. What else if not going online. I'm sure you guys will agree with me why most of our time is spent in front of the PC. It's not totally a waste of time for many reasons which I need not stress on much.

In fact, I'm contemplating if I should get a netbook. "Netbook, what's that? Do you mean notebook?" Nope, netbook is much smaller (8"-10" screen size) and lighter (less than 1kg to 1.2kg). It runs with Intel Atom Processor 1.6GHz, Linux or Win XP and not Vista would be preferable for quick boot-up time, RAM comes at 512MB to 1GB, storage up to 120GB depending on models, card readers, USB port and some come without a cooling fan which is a critical factor to consider. Battery cells ranges from 3 to 6 cells. Oh, by the way, it doesn't come with an optical drive. I guess that's another way of trimming the overall weight of this ultraportable PC. Basically it's targetting people who wants to stay connected whenever and wherever they are especially backpackers, who buys and bring around only mini sized toiletries, mini sized medications, 3 to 4 sets of light weight clothes, etc.

Basically, internet connection is essential for a netbook unless one stores movies in external drives. Once connected, one can do a lot from browsing, mail checking, chatting at IM, checking out videos, blogging to enjoying webradios and webTVs. As far as I know, currently we've got Lenovo S10, HP 2133, Acer Aspire One, Asus EEC PC900 and Wind Msi. However, I happened to obtain a brochure with one by Twinhead, if this is another option one wants to consider.

Finally, to go for one, Lenovo S10 would be the answer for me.
Do check it out.

You get the basic features of Lenovo? Now compare it with these here.
AAO, EECPC900, Wind MSI, HP2133 comparison

Now, you've watched both. Which would you pick if you were to get one?
I need somebody to tell me I've made the right choice!


The Fitness Diva said...

Hi, Akira, and thanks for your comment!
Yes, if you can, get a notebook.
I love my laptop. It's just so much easier to use, and I am now on my 3rd one. My first two were HP (Hewlett Packard), and the one I use now is a Compaq Presario notebook. Love it! I will never go back to a regular PC again!

By the way, yes, social networking sites will help you get more visitors to your blog.
You should get on Blogcatalog.com
or Entrecard.com. Entrecard is the one that will grow your readership the fastest. All you have to do is join and create a widget to put on your blog, and then start visiting people and dropping your card on them. They visit back, and if they like your blog, they keep visiting.
It helps if you go around and comment on the ones you like, too.
That way, they get to know you.

I hope you take my advice! :)
Have a great weekend!

Call me A.S for AkiraSabine said...

Thanks Fitness Diva. I've always enjoyed reading your generous comments.

Yes, I've taken your advice and signed up for Blogcatalog and Entrecard. I'll need sometime to work with it though. Yea, do agree on the commenting tactic. Thanks loads!

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