Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dear Santa...

I would someday like to escape the basement. It's really cold down here. Blogging would be much cozier in a coffeeshop somewhere, using one of these. (Hmmm, I wonder...does the brewery have wifi?) Besides, getting out into the world a bit more would be good for my writing, don't you think?

p.s. I left extra cookies.

Love, Breda

10 comments:

falnfenix said...

consider, also, the new HP ultraportable, and the MSI wind.

Epijunky said...

I'm another one petitioning Santa for exile from the basement office.

And our local brewery does have wifi :) If you ever find yourself in Toledo drop me a line!

CyBuzz said...

Ha, I was just looking at that exact PC for my son.

Anonymous said...

I love my laptop and so does Loki. Just ask him ! It was the bestest Xmas present ever.

Toni

bmayer said...

A friends sister just returned hers. It showed up broken. She said that she thought it was because it was packed poorly.

I have been thinking about getting something in that form factor too. Please let us know if Santa is good to you, and how you like it!

Gregg said...

If I had a basement, that would BE the brewery.

lordjim said...

Asus makes one the Eee PCs with Linux that goes for about $280. With the WiFi you can connect to Google Docs and not have to worry about the tiny 4GB SSD. I've seen them both at Target boxed up and at Best Buy out so you can play with. Cheaper and probably will run better than the XP on a Gig of RAM. You can even replace the original OS with an Eee PC Ubuntu version.

I know I sound like I've thought this through several times. Just need an extra $300 and not spend it on ammo.

Lazy Bike Commuter said...

I just got an MSI Wind. $430 from Newegg. It has a larger screen (like the 1000H) and a more sensible keyboard design (the Eees for some reason I cannot understand place the right shift to the right side of the up arrow key. This makes proper typing impossible for me without remapping).

I do love the form factor, and highly recommend the size of computer for doing what I consider "laptop" things. It ain't gonna replace a desktop, but it's not supposed to either.

doubletrouble said...

MIKE! (errr, SANTA!)

Are you listenin'?


vf: "exeshil" is that like the IL gov?

Kaiju Images said...

Got one a month ago to replace a stolen laptop. Mine is the older 900Mhz model with 1Gb RAM and a 16Gb SSD.

It's great for using as a portable, take anywhere computer. The keyboard takes some getting used to since it is 95% the size of a regular one.

The nice thing about it is the battery life. With the highest level of power savings turned on I have gone almost a week without having to recharge it. This is with it being used not on a constant basis and being turned off at night. Still the SSD sips power when being used and I don't have to worry about losing any data if my clumsy self drops it.

I'd recommend it to anyone that wants an ultra-portable machine that they don't need to run any high end applications on.