What did I get?

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Here's my favorite gift I received! I'm following suit after reading Ann and Carolyn's blogs. It looks like my laptop had a baby! ROFL How cute is this? This is the Acer Aspire One mini laptop. I'm a closet gadget geek and I had been researching these for a while now and I decided on this one.

Not only is this the cutest thing ever, it packs a big punch! Now for the geeky stuff:

The Good

This model runs off of an Intel Atom processor N270, comes with 1GB RAM (which will be fine since I have my big boy and a PC), and 120GB hard drive. And most of all, it comes pre-loaded with Windows XP! When I first started looking at these, it seemed that the only available operating system was Linux, which I know nothing about. It has Wi-Fi (of course), built in multi-in-1 card reader, 3 USB ports and the keyboard is surprisingly comfortable. I had seen on other minis that the screen was bit of a pain, but everthing fits and there is no side-to-side scrolling. And most importantly, it travels well! It comes with a protective vinyl slipcover and you can easily toss it in your purse... that is if you carry a good size handbag like I do!

The Bad

Now the only thing I don't like is the 4-cell battery. I wanted the 6-cell battery model but it wasn't available in stores and I wanted mine NOW, LOL! I do plan to upgrade the battery so that I can go longer than 2 1/2 hours without the A/C adapter. Oh and the touchpad took some getting use to, but I think that's pretty standard on most mini-laptops.

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