Whew, doggie! I am sitting here typing on the one and only brand new electronic gadget I’ve ever owned. Seriously. With the exception of a Sony discman I bought in 1993 (which, by the way, had a very bad habit of skipping at the best part of all my favorite songs), an iPod Nano (which still has the same exact songs I loaded on it the first day)and a few ill-fated cell phones, this is my very first substantial piece of electronic equipment. Although I should consider my first cell phone substantial since it was about the size of a small house and weighed almost as much. I’m pretty sure I can attribute most of my neck issues to packing that phone around.
But this newest addition to my familyis kind of exciting. I’m sitting here all a-twitter with my pink Samsung NC10.
So far, so good. If you’re not familiar with this type of laptop, more specifically a netbook, it’s tiny,sporting a 10.2 inch screen. It’s definitely noticeably smaller than your standard laptop but that doesn’t really bother me as the screen resolution is bright and sharp.
And, man, is this thing lightweight. I wanted this model specifically for the portability of it. I can easily slip it into my handbag for travel, although I should divulge that I could probably slip an entire family of Pygmies into my handbag. It’s rather large. And even weighing in at only2.8 lbs, there is still a heft to this machine. It doesn’t feel like it will fall apart if I sneeze on it. (Although, due to the swine flu scare, we’re trying to cover our sneezes around here.)
The Samsung NC10 comes standard with a 6-cell Lithium Ion battery. This promises up to 8 hours of continuous running battery power. Plenty of time for me to step away for various food needs, bathroom breaks and toxic spill cleanups.I also love that itcomes equipped with a memory card reader for uploading pictures. Now this feature…I believe this will save my marriage. No more sending Jer on fake emergencies so that I can hijack his computer. This method is certainly a lot healther.
And, the piece de resistance…it’s pink. A beautiful, sophisticated kind of pink. Not a”Why is that 33-year old woman carrying around a Hello Kitty purse” kind of pink.
And a little unexpectedly, I have this overwhelming urge to settle into a coffee shop, pull out my handy dandy netbook and start writing a college paper on the Fundamentals of Feminism in the late 20th century. Except I’m not in college. And Idon’t know much about feminism in the late 20th century except things are pretty darn Equal Opportunity around my digs. If anything, my husband is probably trying to speerhead a machismo movement to reverseallof that “EO” and bring back “June Cleaver” to the female world. Good luck.
So you can be sure and expect some pretty amazing, heartfelt and introspective blog posts from here on out as I’m quite certain my tiny new friend is going to bring out the inner writer in me. And, if not, well, expect a lot of the same as before. Just know that these posts will be cranked out on a fashionable little netbook. Did I mention it’s pink?
Love to all, Mindy