It has been a couple of weeks since I got zenMami (Asus 13â€ zenbook). I havenâ€™t touched iMami since. All BS aside, I do miss her a bit but man, I am getting used to these 2.9 pounds of sleek and power.
I wonâ€™t bore you with the technical deets of my machine (email me if you wanna know, though). Here are the things I love:
Ease of use â€“ Iâ€™ve been getting acquainted with Windows 7. It hasnâ€™t been a huge to do like I expected. I love that I can pin my favorite programs which makes things easier in the long run.
The Wow â€“ I have face recognition, yaâ€™ll! This makes me feel like the CIA but without the secrets (do CIA agents have Twitter accounts? That must be torture!)
Live Writer â€“ Yeah so, um, if youâ€™re a blogger and donâ€™t use Live Writer (part of Windows 7) I donâ€™t know what to tell you. Iâ€™m in LiveWriter right now. Hereâ€™s a pic:
Itâ€™s like writing my blogs in Word. I love that I can drop pics and can easily adjust with just a pull of the edges. Itâ€™s a big change from WordPress. I can add the categories and get my tags in. I can even set post date and time. There are all sorts of other plug ins but, I havenâ€™t delved into them yet (Iâ€™ll tell ya later).
The Zen â€“ Iâ€™ve had SkyDrive since February and loved it on iMami. I didnâ€™t think I could love it any more but, I do. On Windows 7, the cloud is seamless.
It appears right in line with the rest of my files and folders. As Iâ€™ve been preparing for school (starts next week, somebody hold me!), I have been downloading syllabi, lectures and important information. They all go into SkyDrive. Iâ€™m happy to experience an improvement to something I did not think needed improving.
What I donâ€™t love:
Yes, you know Iâ€™m going to tell you the truth here. I have been having a hard time adjusting to Outlook. I have Gmail accounts and Iâ€™m still not used to all of the different folders. Today I found that I deleted an email and couldnâ€™t find it in the deleted files within Outlook or within Gmail. Didnâ€™t have this issue before. Something to research and figure out (but it probably wonâ€™t be for a few weeks).
That was the one big thing. Other than that Iâ€™m pretty happy with my decision. Ohhhhh! I almost forgot. The 6 hour battery is divine.
I feel like I donâ€™t need to carry anything else around with me. I mean 2,9 lbs? I love it. Well, I like it a lot. Iâ€™m in all kinds of lust but Iâ€™m definitely moving towards love. The only thing I need to get me there? A cool decal or cover. Itâ€™s all about the accessories, donâ€™t ya know?
Speaking of accessories, I along with my fellow Central Florida Latinas are having a little Twitter party in honor of Microsoft. Will you join us? It happens at 9 p.m. EST. Be sure to RSVP here. If you donâ€™t you wonâ€™t be eligible to win. And, what is in it for you?Â Aside from the awesome information we will be providing about Microsoft Office, Windows and some of their sleek sexy hardware you can win:
- $25 Microsoft Store Gift Card
- $100 Microsoft Store Gift Card
- A Limited Edition Wireless Mouse
- A copy of Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student Edition
So, are you in or what?