Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Slowcooker has been replaced

No, we did not find a new slow cooker, instead I got this !

An Acer Aspire One netbook. I'm not sure how I've missed these (apparently I don't get out often...LOL) but I've never knew these existed until just a couple of weeks ago. While I was in New Brunswick, my brother & I were in Future Shop and saw them for the first time - there were 4 different display models, from different manufacturers and we tried them out. I went from 'oh, look at these, they're so cute', to 'I WANT one!' in about 15 minutes !

'The HP model was a bit larger (10") and so it had a more comfortable keyboard. But once I got home and started researching and comparing features on the available models I found the Acer had more 'bang for the buck'. 'Nicole - let your dad know this, in case he's checking them out :-) '

Acer had many different variations on what is included in their netbooks. Mine has 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Windows XP & the 3-cell battery. I could only find one with a 6-cell battery online and I was too impatient to wait. It came with 60-day trial versions of McAfee Security & Office 2007.

I picked it up yesterday and came home all ready to set it up. DH went to set up a wireless connection for me and lo and behold - NO INTERNET ! After much troubleshooting and a service call, we had a Bell rep come this afternoon to troubleshoot our connection and the modem. Modem was dying a painful death and has been replaced. Internet is now up and running, wireless is set up - all my updates are done and my little netbook is good to go.

I am a happy camper !!!


  1. Ooooh, I've been wanting one of those too. At the conferences I've been to all the Europeans have mini notebooks like that and they're just too adorable.

  2. Yeah, I'd take that over a slow cooker. I do have stockpots and stove burners which can be set on super low temp, but I can't type on a stockpot, now can I?

  3. Oh Claire, I want one too. Maybe next Christmas.

  4. Yes, the cuteness factor is huge, Trena. I've been playing with it a bit now and although I wouldn't want to work on it for 8hrs per day it is perfectly suited to surfing, blogging, email, etc.

    Marjie, my old slow cooker works well and a new toy will always score higher on the priority list, no ?

    Diana, my first thought was 'next christmas' - my next thought was 'no, now' LOL ! I can hardly believe I wanted one so badly that I couldn't wait. On another note, HOW do you manage working at Fabricville ????? OMG, when the good sales come on, I will make a special trip to check them out, I can't imagine actually working there, I'd need a whole house just for the stash ! :-)


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