Imagine a tiny laptop (a ‘netbook’) that weighs just 2 pounds. When closed it is not much bigger than the notebook used in restaurants to deliver your check.
The battery charges fast, and it lasts for about 2.5 hours during regular use. It comes with Windows XP, an Intel ‘Atomic’ processor, a 120 Gb hard drive, 1 Gb of RAM, a bright LCD display, several USB ports, built-in wireless capability, and a RJ-45 port for a network cable.
If you need a second computer, you may want to consider going super-mini and getting what they call a ‘netbook’ PC. I happened to see one in You-Know-Where-Mart that for $348 gives you all the above and more.
You give up a full-sized keyboard (the model I bought, the Acer Aspire One, has a keyboard that is ~85% the size of a regular laptop keyboard), and it’s super small form factor does not have room for an internal optical drive (no DVD), but otherwise this little thing is a full-powered computer that works great and is so light, portable and convenient that yes, I have used it in the bathroom…