When our desktop PC finally decided to go flat line, I knew I had to do something or else my Internet life will be doomed (it is through my writings that I was able to survive basically). I was having problems with finances, and I am really blessed to have a very wonderful friend who helped me see the light on this.
On 28 June this year, I purchased a Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 netbook. This netbook was actually the "baby" of my friend K and I, for if not for him, I wouldn't be able to get this one. Getting to the decision of getting this took some time - I was actually looking forward of getting a Dell Netbook, but I was quite surprised and taken aback that the price on some electronics shops' website wasn't really the actual price on their store. I decided to get this at the mall nearest our place, and after choosing between three netbooks, I went with this one as a former high school classmate have the same netbook (but hers is white), and I don't think I have read a rant from her.
Originally, I hoped to own a laptop - with DVD drive, as most of my old files were stored in DVDs. However, I got to know how heavy laptops can be, and because the main reason for me wanting to own one was its portability, I don't think I can allow myself to carry such weight whenever I travel. I want to make use of free WiFi and to use the laptop just about anywhere (I plan to buy an Internet stick in case there's no free WiFi), carrying a heavy gadget while walking around, checking places, and taking pictures might be a gruesome thing to do.
Netbooks are relatively smaller and much lighter... so I decided to have this instead. Now that I have this, I can be sure that out of town trips don't mean being offline anymore. Sure, I am still am having problems as to how to access old files on DVDs, but I think I can handle that.
Owning a laptop (in this case, a netbook)? Another check on My Bucket List.
*** Jenn ***