I know I’ve been quiet for some time. It’s been a year already since I moved to LA. I came with a MacBook 1st generation and a Compaq Presario Laptop. Now, a year later…my Macbook died and I sold that presario and an Asus EeePC 900HA that I purchased a few months after moving here.
Currently I’m working out of my MacBook Pro 13″ Aluminum that I purchased a couple of months ago and my iPhone 3G. I am officially a twitter addict and that’s the reason mainly why I have drifted away from wordpress.
I am in the process of acquiring a new Netbook because I miss the portability of one but not the compromises. I’m thinking of getting one with ION Graphics like the HP 311 or perhaps the Acer Aspire 1410 with Intel 4500HD. These are available with Windows 7, but I’ll wait until the holiday’s are gone and I have rounded up some money.
Also, I’m very intrigued about Android and Chrome OS. I think they are both great ideas but Google should have followed the path of the iPhone because if they do not focus on one specific device, it’ll become the next Windows Mobile…too many devices, not enough developers interested in developing apps for several screen sizes, hardware and users.
Another thing I’d like to say is that my Team, REAL MADRID are on the top of the spanish league.
Finally, I have acquired my Apple MacBook Pro after the honorable death of my previous White MacBook. It its sleeker, faster and more powerful than any other Mac I’ve seen or had before. Will post more as time progresses…
Long time no post. It’s been a while. Things are looking up. I moved to Hacienda Heights, CA in the beginning of July. I’ve made myself comftrable here and I’m making friends. Computer wise, things are going downhill. My MacBook’s screen is constantly flickering. I fear that one day it will no longer flicker and it will turn pitch black.
My new roommate, Matthew, is a PC Fan. He’s a big fan of Warcraft III and plays it constantly. He gave me his old case so I can build a desktop while I save enough money for a new MacBook pro. However, I have no way of building this without spending at least $250, that I DON’T HAVE!
I guess I’ll have to ask my sweetheart Ana to send me the desktop from PR. Of course, they’ll charge her like $60-$70 for it.
Here’s what I’ll be working with:
eMachines T3092 (in PR until further notice)
2.1 Ghz AMD Athlon – 512 RAM – 160GB Hard Drive
Dual Boot: Ubuntu 8.4 & Windows XP SP 2 (not updated due to lack of wireless)
Once I get it, I’ll probably get a new keyboard and mouse and a MONITOR, of course. Once Win 7 comes out I’ll probably upgrade to it, since I’ve seen some videos of machines with similar specs run it.
If any of you are currently running the Beta on it, please let me know. If not, I’ll just wipe out Windows and stick with Ubuntu on it.
First of all I would like to start off with the iPhone 3G-S. The newest iteration of the world class phone and Apple’s new flagship product has sold more than a million units in a matter of days since launching. The newest iPhone comes with iPhone 3.0 OS, the newest version of the operating system for this wonderful gadget that includes new features.
However, all this comes with a price. There have been reports of the new iPhone units overheating (including reports of the white colored ones discolorating). After surfing some websites, I encountered that it even locks up after prolonged use and reaching a certain temperature to allow it to cool down.
Also, after my last post on the new Gateway, I receieved a comment that the Gateway LT series is a little hesitant to play with Ubuntu. I hope my newest reader provides us with more info once he sits down and plays with it longer. It seems that the AMD cpu does not allow hyperthreading, slowing things down a bit. I would also like more feedback on this particular little machine. Since I think it has a lot of potential.
Also, for you football fans! It seems as if Real Madrid doesn’t give a flying pig about the current state of the world economy. Even though there are some signs that light is at the end of the tunnel and that global stability is not far (but it won’t be tomorrow either), Real Madrid doesn’t seem to care. They have already spent BIG money on only 4 players. C. Ronaldo has broken the world record transfer for £80 million. Also Kaká, K Benzema and R Albiol have joined from their respective clubs and they are still targeting Franck Ribery from FC Bayern München. It seems that the football club is either in for smooth sailing or destined to shipwreck during the 2009-2010 season of La Liga.
Also, a lot of celebrities have died…but WHO CARES?!
After reading up on http://JKontherun.com, one of my fav websites, I found out that Gateway was coming out with a “Notebook” with a Netbook Soul. So I decided to check out the specs on this new netbook (I think it qualifies as a Netbook even though it has a screen bigger than 10 inches. I categorize it as a netbook for the following:
- It has no optical drive
- It runs on a single core processor (in this case, the AMD instead of Intel Atom)
- It also comes with many of the other features.
Some of the key elements I particularly like about this netbook are the following:
- The ATI Radeon chipset. I’m thinking this computer is capable of superb youtube playback and 720p HD playback.
- The fact that it’s using the AMD CPU, giving it a little more boost.
- 250GB Hard Drive and Multi-Card reader. For all your multimedia files.
- 2GB of RAM stock. We’ll have to see if you can bump it up.
- Windows Vista SP1…hahaha, are you serious?
- 0.3 MP webcam
- Bloatware (MS Works and Norton)
- 11.6 screen. (I don’t know if it’s bad…)
The price for this netbook is $399.99 USD. It’ll probably be available by late summer or early fall.
If anyone gets it, drop me a line.
I wonder how well it can run Linux, cuz if I get it…Windows Vista is going down. I also wonder if Acer will put Windows 7 on this when it comes out, since it’ll probably run it decently.