11 July 2009

My new gadget is an Acer Aspire One netbook

I have not owned by own PC for about a year now since my IBM ThinkPad X41 lost the will to live. In the meantime I have managed comfortably with the two PCs provided by my employer and client, both of these were IBM ThinkPads too.

But now that project is over and the client wants their ThinkPad back (I really must do that soon) and having gone from three PCs to just one I was starting to worry about backup and disaster recovery.

I also wanted a PC that I could take on holiday (three weeks in China coming up) so that I can play with photos and keep up with podcasts etc. while away.

That's why I now own an Acer Aspire One netbook PC, pictured here on my lap.

It has taken me a fair chunk of the afternoon to install iTunes, Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice and Canon photograph management software but it is all working fine now and it is being used in anger to post this blog entry.

The best things about the new breed of netbook pcs is their size (great for holidays!), their weight and their price. Mine cost me just under £300 and I am very pleased with it.

1 comment:

  1. What's up, I log on to your blogs like every week.

    Your story-telling style is witty, keep up
    the good work!


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