Quicky with a NEO

The NEO Edge.

AFTER years of lugging around my heavy Toshiba Satellite A305, I chose something small and light when presented with options of checking out different NEO laptops months ago. So I selected the handy NEO Netbook.

And in the few times I used the Filipino-made laptop, I was delighted with how I can stay logged into the Internet with a cup of hot latte and puffing Marlboro at my favorite coffee shop for several hours without the hassle of plugging (and unplugging) the power cord.

Unlike my bulky Toshiba which has a battery life of less than an hour, I could browse Facebook, read and respond to emails, and do research for columns and the history books I have been working on at an average of over two hours every time without plugging the NEO Netbook.

Wow, I told myself every time.

Unfortunately, the handiness and battery life that delighted me became the reason my petite 17-year old daughter Alya borrowed the Netbook most of the time. A freshman at UP College Cebu, Alya persuaded me to hand over the NEO because it would easily fit into all the bags she alternately brings to school. She also does not need to bring the power cord because the Netbook battery won’t conk out even long after her classes, she said.

Alya, who had been borrowing her mother’s Toshiba version of the Netbook, delighted at practically the same powerful computing and battery features of the NEO which she said is slightly thinner and lighter.

“Oh,” I exclaimed as I thought about the price difference. NEO’s netbook was way more affordable than the Toshiba. “Tinunga (half the price),” I told myself even as I compared it to other affordable netbooks dished out by Asus and Redfox which were not as powerful.

Unfortunately, we have to give up the NEO netbook long after the agreed review period. But at least, I now have an idea of what to buy Alya for Christmas.


10 Replies to “Quicky with a NEO”

  1. Tell you what, your Toshiba is a living dinosaur. That Toshiba model is goot as stay-at-home laptop that is plugged always, all the time for everyones use. It is only goot for internet surfing and for your bored visitor to check their e-mails.


  2. Lucky you, classmate, your daughter made it to UP. I just cannot understand why UP discourage parents to send their children “UPCAT” review “school”. You can see that “WARNING” banner in UPCAT website. I just wonder why? It is beyond me. In America, high-school students are encourage to go SAT review schools. They enroll their children in UCLA, Berkeley, Harvard extension classes just to ace the SAT. WHAT IS GOING ON FILIPINOS? With immense intelligence of UP regents, what has their graduates life-altering contributions to the world? EXCEPT ENGLISH OF COURSE! Because Filipinos consider ENGLISH as Holy and measure of intelligence.


  3. Filipins is the only heads-of-state that goes to UN without army of interpreters because they already speakengese goot englsichtzes. South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China and developed european nations go to heads-of-state functions with interpreters. If Englsichtzes is measure of IQ, therefore, our fish vendors are smarter than the developed world because they do not speak and understand english.


  4. Yep, I am partial to netbook. It is tiny and light and extremely portable. My issue with nebook is it is not as zippy as I want netbook to be. It is only goot for surfing and listening to iTunes. Tolkin’ bout iTunes netbook cannot store gazillions of music. Doesn’t have optical drive. Well, who needs optical drive anyways, it is going down with the Dodos. I have optical drives that I have never used. 1stly, it is damn slow. It drains battery. It ads heft, ergo, thickness. Thumbdrive is more convenient storing and watching movies when on the go and on planes.


  5. Going back to UP, UP has plenty of fake-Americans enrolled because a high-school graduate in America can ace UPCAT hands-down. Imagine, they have 3 years more in math than pathetic 15/16-year old high-school graduates. American high-school students already have advance algebra which is intro to calculus in Philippine college level.
    UP should encourage students to take refresher or UPCAT review.


  6. HA!HA!HA!HA!HA! FUNNY THIS IVORY TOWER OF UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES!!!! HA!HA!HA!HA! UPCAT website direct its parents to a mirror for 2011 results and nothing came up!!!! HA!HA!HA!HA! Lookit, UP are run by idiots like the peryodistas who cannot make logical analysis except political analysis. HA!HA1HA!HA! Staff of Community colleges in America are better than Ivy league daw of University of the Philippines. Philippines is just totally F-up.


  7. HA!HA!HA!HA! Lookit, If University of the Philipppines cannot even post as simple as the results how much more of its students? THEY ARE ONLY GOOT IN ENGLSICHTZES. ENGLISCHTZES IS A SIGN OF MONOPOLIZED COLONIZED MENTALITY!!!! HA!HA!HA!HA1HA! American high-school graduates are better than students of University of the Philippines!!!! HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!


  8. HA!HA!HA!HA!HA! UP, the self-proclaimed ivy school, took down their UPCAT site after posting non-working “mirror” error image of the results!!! HA!HA!HA1HA! They cannot even cure the problem so they took the site down!!! HA!HA!HA1A! STUPID! STUPID! STUPID! Like the idiot peryodistas who claimed to be professionals, UP use high-fallutin techie word as “mirror image” HA!HA!HA1HA! Lookit, parents do not know what “mirror image” is!!!! HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA! Just like idiot peryodistas who are soooo fund of using deep sounding need-to-google-words~!!!! to make them professorial!!!! HA!HA!HA!HA! IDIOT!!!!!!


  9. And the students has not received their scores yet when all they have got to do is mail it before make the site live on January!!!! HA!HA!HA!HA! Lookit, yo, UPinians idiots!!!! If you have had the results already you could have mailed it to the students!!!! Decembet to get it there January!!!! IDIOTS!!!!!!! They are only goot in striking, rebelling, martsa-martsa sa EDSA not knowing they are the ivory tower of idiots!!!! HA!HA!HA!HA!


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