Nothing says love like a netbook

By Mir
February 10, 2010

Oh, you mean a wee adorable little computer doesn’t scream “romantic Valentine’s Day” to you? Whatever.

I have a netbook, and while it would make me crazy to use it as my primary computer (my hands are pretty small, but still, the reduced-size keyboard takes some getting used to), I’m pretty happy to have something I can tuck in my purse and take anywhere.

That said, I have to tell you that my netbook is an older model and somewhat clunky, and also a totally boring white. If I was purchasing now, I’m not sure I’d be able to resist one of these refurbished Acers from—choose from red or blue for just $240 shipped, each. These little babies are packed with features, including long-life batteries and webcams. They’re kind of romantic, really.

Well, okay. Romantic is a bit of a stretch. But they sure are cheap….


  1. I’m in!

  2. My husband bought me in iMac for Mother Day a few years ago, and this past birthday bought me an iPhone. I LOVED it (although my friends made fun of me because I’d much rather get a computer/tech toy than jewelry!). Thanks for the post, although I am currently stalking’s refurbished inventory for a MacBook. Love your blog!

  3. I bought an Acer for Christmas and I love it!

  4. I’m hearing great things about the Acer. If we get serious about traveling again next summer, I’m treating myself to an Acer. I am. So there. Be that way.

  5. My wonderful hubby got me the blue Acer last Christmas – best gift ever, and totally unexpected. We have travelled everywhere with it – the convenience factor totally outweighs the tiny keyboard inconvenience. And yes, it totally fits in my purse!!!

  6. I am trying to get my husband on board with buying one! Thanks, Mir! (And I agree with Amy–I’d rather have a high tech toy or computer than jewelry any day!)

  7. Ditto about netbooks — I think I’ve almost gotten used to the smaller keyboard (esp the right hand side keys), and I LOVE it also for just reading cause it doesn’t get too hot, etc. But what is driving me CRAZY — mine’s a Toshiba– is the sensitivity of the mousepad. I can look — make that glimpse — at something and , poof, I lose everything! I’ve tried to “adjust” but apparently have failed miserably. Having said all this, I still LOVE my netbook!

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