Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Grand Day Out

Hubby-Eric and I are on the Seattle-side of the mountains today, and took a day for ourselves. We went to see Avatar in 3D (quick thoughts: gorgeous movie, pity about the plot), then wandered around a mall a bit and had a late lunch, and stopped at a grocery store on the way "home" to see if we could find some stuff unavailable on our side of the mountains (still no chocolate oranges, *sigh*).

I also got to play with a couple of netbooks at Best Buy long enough to figure out that I won't have any trouble adapting to the keyboards if I get one. And I may do that if circumstances continue the way they are now. The current crop of netbooks are as powerful as my laptop and have more hard drive space! I'm at Dell's website putting together my dream netbook every other day it seems.

It was good fun, and I'm glad we had a little time to ourselves today. Originally we had other plans, but they got changed and gave us some together time. Life is good when that happens.


Eric TF Bat said...

Hi Tegan! I've avoided the little netbooks because I consider them an evolutionary dead end, like those steam-powered cars that came on the market shortly after Ford came out with the first Model T. I have a moderately portable Toshiba laptop with a 1280x800 screen, a good-sized keyboard with a pretty standard layout, and 400Gb of hard disk, all for $1650 Australian which would have been about $1300-odd US at the time. I think it's worth checking the prices and considering the long-term disadvantages of a tiny, underpowered machine. I've had two girlfriends who suffered significant RSI pain as a result of a small laptop that wasn't even as small as a netbook; for anything beyond casual use, I would never consider it.

Wings said...

Sounds fun! Our daughter asked for a laptop for Christmas, and said she was okay with a Netbook. But once I realized that the Netbooks I was looking at couldn't take CDs, I decided a full-size laptop was a better way to go. :)