REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (email@example.com/haroldshawjr.com)
Here are the specs
- AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual Core Mobile Processor, ZM-80 (2.1GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache
- 12.1″ Diagonal WXGA High Definition Bright View widescreen Display with Built-in Digitizer and Integrated Touch Screen
- 250GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive
- 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM (2 Dimm)
- 802.11a/b/g/n (draft 802.11n) WLAN & Bluetooth
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 Graphics with 64MB DDR2 Display Cache
Plus a bunch of other things…still figuring out what is what. The touch screen and being able to twist the monitor around are pretty cool features. The screen is not as sharp as a “normal” screen, but I have to remember that it is a touch screen and has a different look to it.
The biggest adjustment that I am having is the size of the print (because of the 12 inch screen) on some of the buttons and websites. But I fixed a lot of that by going in and adjusting the DPI to 150% of normal. I don’t get as much information on the page, but my “old” eyes can read the print.
So far I have really enjoyed setting up the HP, it is fast and responsive and so far I haven’t had any difficulties. The keyboard is easy to use, but the layout is a bit different than the Dell was.
I have spent time off and on today, unloading a lot of the stuff that I won’t use and reloading the stuff I will use. I have made a couple of surprise moves for me, as far which software/applications I will use initially.
Programs that I have set as my main programs are
Office Suite – Think Free (I will be coming out with a blog on this and why later this weekend)
Mail Client – Thunderbird
Music – iTunes
Video – VLC
Web Browser – Flock
Notes – EverNote
Photography – Picassa
VOIP – Skype
BlogWriter – ScribeFire
MicroBlog – Twitter
I will go into greater depth on the rationales for using the one that I have chosen this time, but so far they seem to work pretty good together. I have attempted to make a good blend of Cloud and desktop applications that will work, I hope rather “seemlessly” together. Also, my needs have changed considerably, now that I am no longer teaching and I have been in my new job a week now. I have a better idea of which tools I am going to need.
No if I can just figure out how not to loose that pen. 🙂
Gotta go work on my old laptop, not recognizing the CD drive???? Wife not happy 😦
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