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October 31st, 2009

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09:40 pm - Introducing Bellatrix the Netbook

pumpkin computer

Since Harry the Laptop died a few days ago, I've been shopping around for a new computer, to act as a portable backup solution in case Lucius has a problem or is no longer able to be used as a mobile computer. I like Narcissa the Netbook, since she's small (8.9"), but unfortunately the small size of her hard drive is very limiting, since it's only 12 GB, partioned into a 3-ish GB C drive and a 7-ish GB D drive by the manufacturer and no way to manipulate the size of those partitions. (Some programs need to have parts on the C drive, but there's no room for them there, so they can't be installed. And what's on there already is working a bit wonky because the C partition is pretty much stuffed right now.)

So since the current generation of netbooks is just a bit bigger than Cissy physically, but with specs similar to what Harry had, I decided to get a netbook. After going to a few places, I found a nice bundle of netbook, wireless mouse and bus-powered DVD burner, so I bought that today as my Samhain present to myself and will be naming the new computer Bellatrix, to keep with my current Potterverse computer naming convention, since she's small like Narcissa but very powerful, especially for her size, and has a lot of stamina, since with a full charged battery she can go for almost 8 hours, twice as long as most other portable computers on the market. And yes, she is black, for her case color.

Here are Bellatrix's specs -- Acer One AOD250-1389 Netbook:

Product name
Acer One AOD250-1389 10.1" Netbook Bundle:External DVD Burner, Wireless Mouse and Protective Case.

Processor Type
Intel Atom

Processor Speed
1.6 GHz

Processor Model

Display Type
TFT Active Matrix Display

1.0 GB RAM

Screen Size/Resolution
10.1" 1,024 x 600

Hard Drive
160.0 GB Hard Drive

Wireless Network
802.11b/g with Bluetooth

Integrated WebCam/Microphone

RAM Shared with Video

Pointing Device
Touch Pad

Laptop Weight
2.79 Lbs

USB Ports
3 USB Ports

USB Port Version
USB Port Version 2.0

Wired Network Interface
10/100Mb Ethernet Network Interface

Other Storage/Expansion Slots
Integrated Digital media reader supports: Secure digital(SD), Multimedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture Cards.

Battery Type
6 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery

3D Graphics Video Type
Intel 950 Graphics Media Accelerator

Bus Speed
533 MHz Bus

Cache Memory
512 KB Level 2 Cache

Enhanced Sound
High-Definition Audio Support, Optimized Dolby Headphone Technology.

Operating System
Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3

Software Included
Acer Recovery Management, McAfee Internet Security Suite -60 day trial edition, Microsoft Office 2007 60 day trial, Microsoft Works 8.5 productivity suite, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, Carbonite Online Backup, Acer Video Conference Manager, Windows Live Essentials, Acer Game Zone, Adobe Flash player & reader.

Other Features
Acer Netbook is designed for the ultra-mobile user, supplies a rich internet experience. This model does NOT have an optical drive. Battery Life: Up to 7.5 hrs. VGA Port. LED Backlit CrystalBrite. Touchpad:Multi-gesture. Full sized keyboard. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate). Color:Diamond Black. Special Bundle includes: 8x External DVD burner, Wireless USB Mouse, and protective case

10.1(w) X 1.0(h) X 8.0(d)

Shipping Weight
6 lbs

Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: "Zeichen der Venus" by Eisbrecher

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