Sunday, July 12, 2009

Asus Eee 100HD

I got a netbook a week ago from Target for $250. It's an Asus Eee 1000HD; specs are 10" screen, 900mhz Celeron, 1GB RAM, and 160GB hard drive. It runs faster than my oldest XP PC which I now plan to give away since it's now obsolete. My mother is trying to learn to use it but her biggest problem is double-clicking. She has trouble with it whether she's using a mouse or a touchpad. I think she might do better on a trackball.

Friday, July 10, 2009

iPod Touch

I have a DS and GB Micro but I haven't touched either for a long time since getting a iPod Touch. Too many good, cheap, and innovative games on the Touch platform. It's more lightweight than both DS and PSP, have more innovative games than the DS, and games cost cell phone game prices (IOW very cheap). You can even play bishoujo games on it. Try that on any other smartphone outside of Japan (yes, they have bishoujo games on cell phones in Japan).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New PC and other things...

Last week was a busy week. I got sick, built a new PC, bought a netbook, and I got sick. I'm still sick. It seems to be a possible cold/allergy hybrid. My family has a history of allergies on my father's side so I'm extremely worried. I've been pretty much allergy free up until now so I'd hate for anything to start happening now.

I built a PC to replace my current one which is roughly 5-6 years old. It's an Athlon 2400 on 2 gigs on non dual channel RAM. The new setup is an AMD 7750 dual-core with 4GB dual-channel RAM so it's a bit of a step up in various ways. I was a bit worried about putting on the heatsink & fan since my last experience had me using a blade screwdriver to carefully latch one of those things onto the motherboard but this time was a lot different since the heatsink & fan setup has a built-in lever that you use to tighten the heatsink in place once you place the latches onto the hooks on the motherboard. It made the process so much easier and safer (for the mobo!). It's a good time to build PCs. :)

I also got a netbook, an ASUS EEE 1000HD that I got from Target for $250, a very nice price for a netbook with a 10" screen. So far I'm liking it a lot.

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