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Fun with Hardware

Well, I actually now have a notebook.  Not a netbook, I already had one of those for a couple of years now.  The Samsung N110 is still functioning well, it's just reaching a point where the demands of some software and web sites cause it to stumble.  It'll still be around, as I'll use it for around the house or taking to the laundry room to work on writing while waiting for the laundry to finish up.

But the new notebook is a different breed.  It's an Acer Aspire, model V3-571G-6407 that I bought straight from the Acer online store.  I had my eye on it at Newegg, but when I was just about to pull the trigger, Newegg claimed it was now discontinued.  *grumble*  Newegg's done that to me now twice.  But I found it over at the Acer Store, on special for $499 (plus tax, this being Texas.)

And it's a good notebook.  Let's see... the specs:  Intel i5-3210M processor, 15.6" widescreen, 500GB hard drive (replaced with a 240GB SSD), 4GB of memory (soon to be 8GB), Nvidia GT 630M chipset with 1GB of memory (no, I won't do the Intel graphics), DVD drive built in, USB 3.0, SD card slot, full sized keyboard and number pad.  Definitely worth the money, and I've already decorated it with a number of Shuttle patch stickers I've got.

I know, I really didn't need to buy a notebook.  But with trips coming up, I wanted something with some oomph! to it, and this fits the bill.

[I know, I haven't written anything here in a while.  Sue me.  *GRYN*]

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mshollie
Mar. 3rd, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
You like your geek toy, I like my geek toy, and everybody's happy. :)
aeb
Mar. 4th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. it sounds like a neat new computer. {SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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