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So, yeah, we kind of went nuts yesterday. We went into Best Buy to pick up some DVD-Rs for fosteronfilm to use for the D*C film festival. While there, we also got a 250GB external hard drive and, uh, this:




It's a Sony VAIO VGN-TX750p/b notebook. 1.2 GHz processor, 80GB hard drive, with a DVD-RW. And it weighs 2.76 lbs and can run for up to 7.5 hours on battery! It's my dream laptop. And it's so little! For comparison, we set it next to my HP Pavilion when we got home. I couldn't decide if my Pavilion would eat it, or if it was a mommy computer and the VAIO a baby. So teeny tiny.

I tried and tried to get away, but it seduced me with its tiny cuteness.

   

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Dean Ansley dropped me a line pointing me to the pictures he took at Frolicon. Here's my all-time favorite of one of the panels jackzodiac, tstauffer, and I did, complete with bottles o'booze prominently featured before our giggly-ass countenances:

I'm feeling:
excited excited
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On August 14th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Ow. Quit it.
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On August 14th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Editors bite. Grr.
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On August 14th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC), kittymel commented:
please let me know how you like the new laptop - I'm looking for a new one, but need something that has enough memory to run graphics programs
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On August 14th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Will do. But I suspect this won't be the best computer for graphics since the monitor is only 11.1".
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On August 14th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC), faerie_writer commented:
Oh wow, I *love* that laptop! I want one too!!! :D
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On August 14th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Oh my ... That is a VERY pretty shiny!!

congrats on the new toy!

Just remember not to smack the comma-tators with it :P
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On August 14th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni replied:
oops ... the above was me.
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On August 14th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC), dire_epiphany commented:
It is SO cute!! :D

I told you retail therapy would be fabulous! ;D
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On August 14th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC), ecmyers commented:
Enjoy the new toy! May you write many terrific stories on it! I'm sure it'll pay for itself in no time :)

Question: does that one have a full-size keyboard? That's my main criteria, even if it is smaller and lighter. I have no plans/need to replace my current Dell, but I do want the next one to be much lighter than its 6+ lbs, since I do lug it around fairly often. Of course, I'm sure the Vaio is pretty much out of my usual price range too...
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On August 14th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC), random_42 commented:
It's wrong to wish lightening would strike my laptop (again) so I could buy one like that, isn't it?
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On August 14th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC), terracinque commented:
What, were they all out of Apple notebooks yesterday?
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On August 14th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC), neo_prodigy commented:
re: new laptop
*drools profusely*
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On August 15th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC), basletum commented:
The only thing that could be better than a laptop like that would be a laptop that can lapdance.
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On August 15th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC), keesa_renee commented:
Ooooohhhh, pretty! :pets shiny laptop:

Laptop make it all better, yes?
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On August 15th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 commented:
Laptop envy!
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On August 16th, 2006 05:29 am (UTC), dean13 commented:
Well? Is it "Slate Blue", "Platinum", "Sienna", or "Charcoal"? Inquiring minds want to know.

Uh, did I get the trailing comma thing right? English is more challenging than C++ since there is no compiler to tell you when you are missing a comma.

It does look like an excellent writer's laptop. I bet you can get an extended battery pack that will last longer than 7.5 hours.

My own laptop is limping along with a cracked LCD. But oddly enough the extended service agreement covers accidental damage. I hope you got an extend service agreement on your new Sony laptop.
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On August 16th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC), lingtm commented:
I had the original superslim, the N505VE and it still works after 7 years. I've upgraded since then and gotten a monster laptop to play games on. I keep mine around for posterities sake. It's just too cute!!

Hopefully, this one will last as long too!
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On August 16th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
I just saw your Critters woohoo - congrats on the reprints.

Joel Wideman
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