the $200 netbook search continues

Netbooks have become a mainstream form of communication for everyone on the go. Similar to their pocket-size cousins smartphones, netbooks provide easy access to the information portal that has integrated itself into our everyday lives, the internet.

With the state of economy and the rising popularity of mobile devices, finding a sale on netbooks can be a challenge. Netbooks have much better configurations than they did a couple years ago. With Intel Atom technology, at least 1GB of RAM, decent size hard drives, and the beloved Windows 7 operating system, finding a netbook under $200 is almost non-existent.

Fortunately with an Acer netbook with Windows 7, the $250 price tag gives you the best bang for your buck. The AOD250 has all of the features an average user would need to do their daily online activities while benefiting from the mobility of this netbook:

  • the Intel Atom processor for enhanced battery life
  • 1GB RAM to comfortably run applications and browse the web
  • a 160GB of disk space that’s more than enough to carry around
  • a webcam
  • wireless capability
  • Windows 7 for optimal performance and eye candy

Personally, I’m searching for a desktop replacement when my current notebook throws in the towel for good. I would recommend investing in this notebook if you’ve been seeking an inexpensive solution to being one of the coolest cats at the coffee shop with his sweet netbook or just needing something you can carry around easily that’ll allow you to access your email and favorite social networking sites like Twitter or Facebook.

the three years of suds

On this exact date and time in 2006, the first post was published on this site. Modern Soapbox was initially created as a public journal for the masses to continue the blog I updated on MySpace and has become a collection of prose and other random bits of writing over the years.

2009 is about four months from being over. MySpace is suffering its downward spiral into unpopularity since Facebook & Twitter has climbed to the top of the social networking mountain. Modern Soapbox is still kicking it strong with 600+ published posts and will continue into its fourth year and probably fifth.

My internet service from where I do most of the posting has been intermittent since late last week, so I haven’t been able to get things done on here that I’ve been meaning to do. The appearance of this site was going to get a makeover by today, but that didn’t happen since I did not have access to it for most of the weekend. The revised plan is to roll out the new appearance within the next week or two. The surprise is ruined but we’ll consider it a belated birthday present. Peace out.