I ordered a HP Mini 210 last week and I have spent the last couple of days getting it ready. Itâ€™s a process of downloading all of my essential Windows applications, getting used to Windows 7, and setting everything up again. Using Ninite makes the process a lot easier. With Ninite, you just pick all of the apps you want to install and it downloads, installs and sets them up for you and without any spyware, toolbars or prompts.
So far the machine has exceeded my expectations. Itâ€™s performance doesnâ€™t match my desktop but I didnâ€™t expect it to do so. The keyboard is a little cramped but I can touch type on it and while I am constantly hitting the \ key instead of the return key, I will overcome that in time. The internal webcam is far superior to any that I have used in years.
Of course I donâ€™t expect to play many games on the system and a lack of an internal DVD player means that I canâ€™t install many either.
Of course I now I have a netbook, a rustic cabin and a (somewhat) devoted dog which means that I have no excuse not to write the great Canadian novel. Iâ€™ll let you know how that works out.