Don’t Call It a Netbook

Filed under narcissism

Ever since the great Mac-out of February ’09, I’ve been thinking about having a second computer just in case my Mac ever truly dies on me. I didn’t want to spend the money on a new Apple when I barely spend any time on my laptop, and I didn’t want to own some clunky ten-pounder that would be too much of an eyesore to enjoy using.

And then I found this:

The Dell Mini, a 10″ beauty with a faster processor, more RAM, and more hard drive space than I have on my 12″ Mac. And this envelope case, which tells the world how much I love letter-writing despite my 3000+ unread Gmail messages.

It’s so tiny that I can carry it everywhere and so self-important that it won’t notice when the big laptops make fun of it every afternoon at Starbucks. I haven’t actually, you know, turned it on yet or anything since receiving it on Saturday, but I know I love it just from its glittery finish.


  1. Tracey says:

    You’re the only person I know who can get something new and not start wearing it out immediately.

    • You know what I am wearing out, though? The Fornarina bag I bought at that sample sale a few weeks ago. I’m packing it full of crap every day, putting way-too-heavy things in the side pockets, and shoving people in the subway with it with reckless abandon. I think the fact that it’s designer and is supposed to be taken care of yet only cost me $20 makes me want to show it who’s boss.

  2. Jack says:

    Gimme gimme gimme! I’ll be gentle!

  3. Kelly says:

    It is literally everything I can do not to put one on my credit card THIS VERY MINUTE. Because I do, after all, want to be just like Katie Ett in every way.

    On the bright side, I was considering a Macbook Pro and NOTHING BUT a Macbook Pro until you posted this. You may have just saved me an awful lot of money.

    • Do it do it do it do it do it x 100!

      I can’t actually tell you that it’s fun to use or anything since I haven’t pushed the power button yet, but I can tell you that it comes in lots of pretty colors. And I know that will win you over despite your best tries to not let it.

  4. spaghedeity says:

    Oh, gross.

  5. What’chu talkin’ bout Willis….I mean Katie!!!
    [Said in my Arnold Drummond voice]

    So now you’re trying to be like me…

    I blogged about 7 weeks ago that I got the the..”then new” HP mini. Now you see the Dell mini and are trying to play like this thought just came out of deep space.

    What gives missy??

    • This happens to me every day with my amazing music taste. I fall in love with an indie band, I talk about it nonstop for a week, I forget about, it becomes popular four months later, my friends tell me about it as if it’s some entirely new thing.

      So you win at being cool.

  6. Actually I don’t use the damn thing much.
    It was more of a play thing.
    The screen is too small for porn and it doesn’t have enough disk space for music.

    So….what the hell else could I use this thing for?