I use an HP nw8240 laptop as my regular machine but I didn’t want to haul it to Japan with me. It is pretty heavy and I wanted something simple to use to have something to access the Internet with if I had the opportunity. One of our IT guys loaned me a Dell Lattitude X1 to take with me. It is a pretty nice little machine and perfect for what I was looking for. It isn’t much bigger than the portable DVD player I own. One of the things I really liked about it was the built in SD and CF card slots which worked great to unload the memory cards we use with our cameras.
Now that I have it, I don’t want to give it back! I may see if I can buy it from my company – we are able to buy assets which aren’t being used any more for pretty reasonable prices.
My Villanova Wildcats came up shorts against Kansas last night. It was a stretch for then to beat Kansas as good as Kansas is this year but I had hoped they would play better than they did. They looked a step slow across the board for most of the game. Kansas didn’t give them many open looks and the few they did get, they didn’t convert.
If Scottie Reynolds sticks around for next year, Villanova should be pretty good. They still need a real big man though. Until they get one, I don’t think they can be much better than a top 20 team. Still a good year all things considered, better than expected and nice to see them in the Sweet 16.
Now that Villanova is out, I am rooting for the Tarheels (which I do anyway). Living here in the Triangle, you have to a have a local affiliation and the Tarheels are mine. My wife got her MBA from UNC so we have a legit connection. 😉