>It’s that wonderful time of the year!


>It is that wonderful time of the year, Christmas time, and I guess I have some disposable income? No, not really, but I have been spending a crazy amount of time during the last few weeks conducting research online and dreaming about getting a new electronic toy. Mind you, the hubby and kids gifted me with a beautiful and shiny HP G60 Notebook (full size) last Christmas which I absolutely love and use daily for my computing needs when I get home from work. You know the deal, Facebook, emails, reading and writing blogs when I am in the mood, listening to Internet music thanks to the Media Player, etc.

My new obsession? Netbook or Tablet? Get an IPad or wait for the Blackberry Playbook or go for that shiny red HP Mini 210 Netbook (in red, of course). HP Mini 210-1095NR 10.1-Inch Netbook (Red). Here’s the deal, it looks like the Mini HP is going to win the war of the tech toys this year.

My dilemma, even though I love my current HP and plan to continue using it (at home); I travel for work or pleasure on a regular enough basis to warrant a mini PC for ease of travel; especially with the new Pat and Feel security practices going on at airports, and the nickel and dime strategies of the airlines, one needs ensure to travel as light and as comfortably as possible, so I figured, smaller is definitely better.

I want a light enough but still practical and easier to carry PC that will allow me to be as productive as can be, while I am on the road. Wi-Fi ready is a big plus too, because I hate it when I have to pay $10 plus a day, while staying at the fancy and expensive hotels where our conferences are usually held. You’d think they’ll provide free Internet access in your room at those prices!

I am hoping to limit the number of items I carry with me when I travel; with the mini, I would be able to leave my Kindle at home, Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6″ Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology since I can download the Kindle for PC app, and still be able to read my E-books. Like I said lighter is better! Now all I have to do is convince the family that I really, really do need a new, smaller shiny red HP Mini netbook for Christmas this year!!!

I will let you know how this strategy panned out. LOL! Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season in case you don’t hear from me before the end of the year.

That’s what I’m talking about!

Marcia C

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