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Getting Used To The New Toy

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 10:24 am

Acer Aspire One Vs. Apple MacBook

After Apple announced that they would let me suck on lemons rather than give up their principles and release a netbook or tablet, I decided to get a netbook from somewhere else.

I tried out the Asus, Lenovo, MSI, Sony, HP and Acer netbooks while I was at CES. That’s the beauty of CES. The stores in Utah had a total of two of those to look at. The stores in Las Vegas had four. But at CES, I was able to play with them all. I tried typing (the thing I do most when I’m traveling) on all of them and went with the Acer because it had the best Shift key.

Seriously, it all boiled down to the Shift key.

Going back to Windows from Mac is easy. Learning how to Ctrl+V instead of Command+V isn’t, but maybe there is something I can do to fix that. Oh, and I have Ubuntu running off a USB drive. That was cool and I did it almost all by myself. The wireless doesn’t work in Ubuntu, but I’ll work on that over the next few weeks.

Pretty stoked about just playing with my new toy. It makes me WANT to work!


1 Comment »

  1. If you don’t mind me asking, which one did you get? I’ve been looking at one of these for my kids. How do you feel about the mouse buttons being on the sides of the touch pad? Drop me an email or catch me in google chat…

    Thankya :)

    Comment by Susan — 1/12/2009 @ 9:50 am

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