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Netbook Review & Cover

netbook cover

Originally uploaded by udandi

I’m very excited to be the new owner of an Acer Aspire One netbook in blue! It is a refurbished model from TigerDirect in which I clicked through >Ebates so I could get 3% back on my purchase. My four-year old laptop is also a refurb from TigerDirect and still plugging away, but just not as portable as this little baby, which is small enough (even in its fabric cover) to put in my purse.

I’ve only had the netbook a week, but together we have been hitting the local wifi spots to satisfy my computing needs. It is loaded with XP Windows Home, has a 1GB Ram, 160GB harddrive (said it was 120GB but somehow came with more-bonus!), a SD Card reader, multi-in-one media card reader, three USB 2.0 ports and the battery lasts about 2.5 hours.

Naturally, I needed to make a cover for it so I pulled out a fat quarter, green flannel and batting. I used the laptop project in Crafty Chica’s Guide to Artful Sewing as my inspiration and the netbook to create my own measurements. I made it large enough to slip in the power cord. After finishing the project, I thought I should have put a vinyl business card pocket on the interior or a twill tag with my name on it. But I can use iron-on paper to put my name on the interior.

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3 Comment

  1. Gayle
    March 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I never would have thought about buying a refurb. It’s great to know that you have been happy with your laptop and now with your netbook. I love the cover you made. The fabric is so pretty!

    Gayle’s last blog post..Cooking Broccoli Rabe

  2. Deana
    March 17, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Cute fabric! Great job on the cover!

    I ♥ ebates… 🙂

    Deana’s last blog post..I’ve had a thing for rainbows since I was little, so you’re probably not going to stop seeing them on my LO’s any time soon…

  3. Emmy
    March 18, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Love the retro-inspired fabric. So cute 🙂 The cover looks great!

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