Thursday, May 6, 2010

My new toy....finally.

I finally got around to taking a couple of pics of my newest toy. Yes, I have had it for a week and a half, but I have been busy, okay.

Here it is (yes, that is my actual hand)

And open:

It is SO cute and I just love it! And besides being cute, it does exactly what I wanted it for. I have downloaded some ones of course...from the Amazon Kindle store. I changed the screen to portrait and it is the perfect e-reader. Of course, only one side is the reader and you have the keyboard on the other side. But when I want a break from reading, I can do other things like play games, write, or surf the net when at home or in a wifi hotspot.

The speaker on it is not so hot, BUT I plugged in the earbuds from my mp3 player and the sound was terrific!

It has a SD card reader, so when I am on vacation, taking pics, I can just pop the card out of my camera and pop it into my netbook and check them out and show them off.

It only weighs 2.86 lbs, so I can take it with me to read on the bus on my commute to work and it doesn't add much weight to my bag.

It is just perfect for me and I love it!


McVal said...

Congrats! It is so cute! Does the keyboard feel any different than a full sized one?

Frances said...

The keyboard is slightly smaller than my desktop keyboard and does not have a 10 key. I don't know if it is any smaller than a regular laptop keyboard.

I have not had any trouble using the keyboard on this little baby.

The touch pad is taking a little getting used to, since I have not used a laptop in many years.

SonyaAnn said...

You have a cute thumb!
It looks like a wonderful new toy. I'm glad that you got your "baby."

Frances said...

Thanks, SonyaAnn! Do you like my manicure?

$2.50 at Dollar General. LOL!

Together We Save said...

My girls got Netbooks for Christmas... we love them!!

Frances said...

Hi, Together We Save. I am so glad to hear from someone that I "know" that they love netbooks!

Anonymous said...

Oh, congrats, what I really want is an Apple Ipad, I really , really want it! Ok Frances are you in your corner/ hee, hee!

Sheila said...

Oh I would really like one of those. I especially like that it has an SD card reader--then I could do my own pictures instead of waiting for my husbands laptop. Love the color too. Have a great weekend.

Frances said...

Oh, Marily, I know. I really, really would love to have an IPad, but I absolutely refuse to spend that kind of money. I told Hubby if he bought me one, he would be returning it. I knew I had to nip that in the bud as he could tell that I really, really wanted one. LOL!

"Nobody puts Baby in the corner."

Frances said...

Sheila, it would be great for doing your pics. I plan on loading a bunch of pics on this baby next week, when I am on vacation!

SonyaAnn said...

You really do practice what you preach!
Have a great weekend and a wonderful Mother's day!

Frances said...

To which preaching do you refer, SonyaAnn?

If it is the "not buy everything you want just because you want it", then I do try to practice that. I succeed most of the time.

Now, if I could only get Hubby to practice it more. LOL!

slugmama said...

New toys are fun...just ask SonyaAnn!
Er, well maybe you didn't mean THOSE kinds of toys.
Glad you are happy with your new 'baby'.
I really really REALLY want a meat smoker....been dropping large hints on that around here.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of having a smaller computer, but I think I would miss my 10-key. I use my laptop for work sometimes and really need that feature. Otherwise, very cute little toy!

Frances said...

Hi, jinmo. I use my 10 key a lot at work, too. I just don't plan to do any work on my netbook. :-)