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Netbook Reviews Direct from Hilton Head

Posted by jdodge349 on February 23, 2009

For the first time in a month, I failed to produce a daily post yesterday so I’ll try top make up for it now with a status report on my activities. What’s unique about this post is that I am banging it out on a a netbook (Lenovo IdeaPad S10).

Damn, these keys are small especially after a couple of Coronas although the words flow more easily. Anyhow, I am Hilton Head for the week on a little R&R. It’s ironic that since I left my fulltime job Jan. 26 as editor-in-chief of Design News, I have taken zero time off and that includes weekends. Guess I like to do what I do and am a slave to my blog- but I’ve never had more fun even with all economic uncertainty. Nor have I learned so much.

Anyhow, I plan t o finish some netbook reviews (HP Mini, Lenovo IdeaPad S10 and Asus Eee PC 1000)  and post to my blog before I begin a fulltime four-month gig March 2.  I can talk more about that when I start a week from tomorrow.

Speaking of netbooks, the March issue of Wired magazine has a pretty good article on them. I am not certain they are hot product Wired proclaims – 12% of the notebook market this year and 7% last year. They will get more powerful, prices will continue falling, but the keyboards have to improve dramatically.

Anyhow, stay tuned for my real world reviews where rather than plunk them down on a lab bench and slap a meter on them, I use them for a while and report back.  I hope you find value in that.



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