So you’re wondering now aren’t you? (to the rednecks.. ain’t ya ! )
I live off grid, power is always an issue, 12 v chargers etc. The laptop I use only has about 2.25 hrs on the battery and that is on a good day. Recently I started looking for another DVD player, since mine seems to be on its last legs so looking began. Then I thought what about a good Tablet or Netbook.
Well I dropped into a computer store yesterday since I know the owners, was just saying HEY Hows it going. Then one thing led to another, now I am the owner of a fairly new Aspire One Netbook. The batter shows, 6.5 hrs time on it with a full charge, my laptop shows 2.25 hrs. So now I will be able to go sit somewhere other than my Van when I want to write in one of my stories, or even watch a movie in it and have time and power to spare.
Programs to add in will be OpenOffice and one or two little programs as well as my writing folders that way there it is accessible as well as yet another backup in case of folder corruption, which has already happened to me on my 3 book series, grrrrrrrr. So slap the info over on USB sticks, download from a free WiFi source or use the new, USB external DVD Player/Recorder which he sold to me for $55 instead of $75
So for the accountant types out there, good DVD player 9″ screen running $75 and up
This full mini laptop the netbook only $50 plus the external backup DVD player/creator, I have a much better system now.
Cheers and chat soon!
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