Greed, Lust, and other Pleasant Vices

I have a perfectly good laptop computer. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it (with the ongoing exception that Dell’s advertising quite fibbed about the color of brown it would end up being).

And still… I want one.


It’s the new Dell Inspiron Mini 9. It weighs 2.28 pounds, has an 8.9″ screen, and – despite pictures like the above showing it in red – comes in black and white. It isn’t the most robust machine in the world, as it is designed for word processing, email, blogging – you know, the stuff I use computers for. Although it looks like those hot little iMacs you see around in the snootier coffee shops, the Mini costs only about $400. It wouldn’t do as a primary computer, at least not for people like Ryan and I who do pretty complicated stuff on Photoshop, etc., but what an amazing little pocketputer for taking to school and on the road!

I salivate.

Guess I’ll add it to the end of my shopping list, right after water heater, freezer, bathroom repairs, car with climate control for Ryan, house payments, and college loan bills. 😉

3 thoughts on “Greed, Lust, and other Pleasant Vices

  1. Thanks for sharing your first impressions of the Mini — and for adding it to your wish list.

    I’m with you all the way on your assessment. Like you, the last thing I “need” is another computer, but I do want mobile Web access on a device more feature-rich and easy to use than a smart phone but not as cumbersome or expensive as a fully featured laptop.

    If you get one, let us know what you think.

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