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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Showing off the new netbook

Many people (and websites) told me that it's a craze these days. The netbook that is. They're the lighter version of laptops. With lower spec processor, smaller size - some can even fit into your jean's back pocket, targeted use: browsing, Facebooking, blogging, some music and chatting (Skype especially). I bought one - Lenovo Ideapad S10; not only to keep up with the current trend but to make sure I can get additional tax exemption next year...


Big enough keyboard, even my chubby fingers are comfortable to dance on it. The only drawback is for 10-finger typist: the right SHIFT key is placed too far, you'll end up pressing the UP arrow key. But the touch pad gives a nice feeling when touched and you won't really need a proper mouse as the only reason you'd be using this is for surfing - not drawing Visio diagrams...

Here's how small it is compared to my bulky, heavy and bone structure threatening Lenovo Y400. 
Wide enough screen and the display is easy on the eyes; you can continue on staring at Pet Society for hours and hours. Besides that, you'll get all the standard things like LAN card, WIFI card, bluetooth, USB ports, memory card slots but no CD/DVD drive yaaaa.... It's really small, OK. There's no way to slot in a CD/DVD drive. The USB DVD burners are quite cheap these days, so not such a big problem, right?

One thing worth mentioning here is the one step recovery button provided by Lenovo. It'll create a system backup image on the local hard drive which later can always be transferred over the LAN or burned onto a CD or DVD. 

Another bonus (to me - as the perasan sangat techy punya pompuan) has got to be the Linpus Linux that came preloaded with this netbook. I can choose either to use the Linux or Windows XP. Both can run fast browsers: I put Chrome on the XP and Splashtop browser came with the Linpus Linux. So, who cares about MS Office when all you wanna do is email, blogging and Facebooking, right?

So, next action plan is getting the LV handbag to carry this cute thing around, lah.... apalagi....

18 comments:

faiezspeaks said...

Wooohooooooooo! :) Welcome to the netbook club, hehe. Ok, next is Iphone :D

D.N.A.S said...

Faiez,
notice the photos' concept? Tiru macam you punya entry.... hahahaha.
Weekend ni jugak I pegi cari iPhone....

mimielola said...

Nice, nice...

D.N.A.S said...

mimielola,
did I mention it that I got this for a very special price? and paying for it with 6 months' installment (interest free!)

ku E said...

wow... nice and cute!

metalpanda said...

ooo, then u should check this out, its even smaller~ =]

http://pandahoe.blogspot.com/2009/03/lenovo-pocket-yoga.html

hanazie said...

aku nak jugakkkkkk!!!
tgh reyki2 jugak ni.. rasa nak macam faiez punye HP mininote tu.. tapi tak jumpa lagi..(sebab belum survey betul2)

maman said...

somehow i imagine netbook users as a bunch of people who got nothing better to do masa lepak kat starbucks. they're lonely, since they terpaksa melepak sorang. so they lug a netbook to keep them occupied while sipping a cup of joe.

I imagine that the netbook was actually marketed for those geeks in silicon valley who needs msn and yahoo to communicate with another 'human'

D.N.A.S said...

ku_E,
mine came with Pink sleeve. ;)

metalpanda,
my fingers are not slim enough for that Yoga.

hana,
aku beli Lenovo sebab aku boleh hantar kat repair center kitorang ni je kalau ada hardware problem.

D.N.A.S said...

maman,
let me enrich your mind.
Netbook is also becoming a popular tool for businesses. I have many friends who are transacting over the internet.
They're selling everything from cupcakes, books, shoes, bags, tudungs, shirts, jerseys, anak ikan talapia etc. Since their businesses are not multimillion, they don't need the overpriced business tools.

They resorted to using these cheap netbooks to have access to their online shops to upload pictures, promotions as well as making arrangement for deliveries (using emails, msn msgr, skype, yahoo msgr etc). The rest of the transactions are completed either in person or via online banking.

They're neither geeks nor lonely, they're a bunch of enterprise minded people.

YMY said...

yey! welcome to the club..I have a white lenovo s10..I letak protector skin yg transparent tu all over the body so that it stays white for a long time hehehe..huh, nampak sangat i dah lama tak bloghop..banyak nye blog org untuk di catch-up dan gadget2 untuk di drool kan..hmm

faiezspeaks said...

Ni utk K Hana! Ye beli macam kiter punya! Tapi kat mesia tak kuar lagi and don't mistake it with the one they have now, the HP2133 tau! Sebab that one is not nice and bad processor (also small screen 8.9" saje).

Btw, Lowyat forum ppl said now 12mth free interest instalment with Ambank :D

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss201/ajib_sputnik/mininote2140.jpg

PS: Maap ye K dayang kiter hijack ini comment box hahaha!

maman said...

thanks for enriching, but i still find it a bit wank. the specs are just enough for people like me to use it as a terminal service to connect to the office server.
But glad that you find it useful.

IBU said...

Oh wow..... x de ke buy one, get one free? aisey....

canggih, canggih.... sleek & kecik, besyyyy. And yes, I sokong, therefore must go find that LV bag for it. LOL!!! Hurry....

Salam
Ibu

Jade said...

naaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!

emi said...

eeeiii..tak tau nak ckap apa. (kes jeles)

dillazag said...

Nak dengan LV bag jugak jugak..
*semua benda la pulak nak, pegi blog faiez nak wii fit. hihihihii*

maman said...

check out
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10215341-64.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=Crave

and see what the intel vp has to say about netbooks.
:)