Today I received my Dell Mini 10″ Netbook. It is green and adorable. I have not, as of yet, determined how usable it is. I’m using it now.
I have been trying to break the bad habit of using my work laptop for everything, but I missed being able to sit in the living room and browse the internet at the same time. If I go sit in my office, it’s too confining, and I end up spending way too much time online. With the laptop, I could check email, facebook, flickr, just quickly for updates and then go back to the movie I might be watching or the book I might be reading. But am seeing more and more how using my work laptop was keeping me tied to my job when I am supposed to be off.
So, a few weeks back I ordered this cute little netbook. It’s about the size of a small spiral notebook. The keyboard is slightly smaller than a regular keyboard, but not unbearable for my average-sized hands. it just takes some getting used to.
The screen is pretty small, making some fonts hard to read. I have 30 days to decide, so I’ll try and use it as much as possible between now and then to see if this is something I can live with. The added benefit will be that I can take this one with me if I travel and be able to download pictures, etc, without having to lug the big laptop with me.
Did I mention it was green? A pretty shiny lime green. Too freaking cute.