Yesterday, I received the Nokia 3G Booklet to review and I am steadily putting it to use. To see why I am reviewing this netbook, see Nokia 3G Booklet Review Day 1.
As I told you yesterday, I plan to use it as much as possible over the next 2 weeks so I can determine whether a netbook is truly for me or not. I am finding that the learning curve is a little higher than I orginally thought it would be and here are a few things that frustrate me:
1. Keyboard is so small. Things aren't where they normally would be on my full-size laptop computer and my hands cramp as I type sometimes. I am currently using it to write many of my posts.
2. The operating system is so simple. Not even the current Adobe software was on it. Below is a screenshot of what the homepage looks like:
3. I can not find a photo program to run on it. This is such an important part of blogging for me that a computer without the ability to edit photos is just not going to work. I have to be able to put my watermark on every picture as I do not want them stolen.
4. Tweetdeck slowed it down. I installed and uninstalled tweetdeck already because I seriously slowed down the operating system when I did this.
Some of the above things are all part of the learning curve of using a netbook. I still have 12 more days of putting this computer to the test. None of my opinons are yet set in concrete.
Here are a few things I really love:
1. Sits on my kitchen counter and takes up hardly any space. I can easily use it as my cookbook and it actually not be in the way.
2. It's so light and small. I love how I carry it in one hand and my baby in the other and not worry about whether I am going to drop it or not.
3. I can check email easily. Since it is so easy to carry around, my email can be checked at all times of the day. I don't have Outlook on it right now but I am just using the web based email.
4. The picture quality. For being so little, I am still shocked at how clear the viewing is. Watching videos from Hulu.com is so nice on this little netbook. I just love the HD quality!
Disclosure: I was sent a Nokia 3G Booklet to test for 2 weeks. This is my honest, unbiased opinion of the product. Nokia was not involved in the writing of this review at all. I am also not being compensated in anyway for my testing or reviewing of this product. It will be sent back in 2 weeks time.