About a week ago, I was scanning through CVS's weekly ad when I came across an advertisement for a $99.99 netbook. I perked up and thought, ' I waaaant it!' But, then, the logical side of me shot back with a 'But it can't be very good. It'll probably break within a month!' The emotional side won and I bought it.
|Sylvania 7" Netbook|
There was some logic involved in the decision too, though. I've been looking for a cheap netbook to bring along while bicycle touring. It didn't need to be super-fancy. All I really needed it to do was upload text and photos. If I spent $300 or more on a notebook from Best Buy, I'd be constantly nervous about it breaking or getting wet. At less than $100, I have less of an emotional attachment to it.
When I ordered it, I wasn't sure whether it would be able to transfer photos from my camera to the internet. But, all I have to do is move the SD card from the camera to the computer's SD slot and it works! It comes with a basic text editor so I'm set there. I haven't used it to connect the internet yet but, after watching somebody else's review on YouTube, it seems fast enough. I love this thing. :)
AND CVS was running a special for $20 off if you spend $80 or more so the total price was $79.99 plus tax. I win the frugality game.