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Default Non computer users thoughts on the Mini - 03-09-2009, 04:26 AM

At my job, my MIni was getting double takes. The average person to me seems to think it's some sort of "toy" laptop with no actual capabilities at first glance...

Some silly questions I have been asked:

"Is their internet on it?"

"Is that a computer?"

"Does it run programs?"

Well, I guess not all of us are graced with computer skills :lol: , but it is to be expected. It's not like Netbooks have been around that long. I'm also hooked on them only after a few days!

Anybody have similiar experiences?


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Default Re: Non computer users thoughts on the Mini - 03-09-2009, 04:49 AM

People usually just say something like "Wow, that's a mini laptop".

Yep.
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Default Re: Non computer users thoughts on the Mini - 03-09-2009, 07:24 PM

:lol: you aren't alone.. me too.. :P
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At my job, my MIni was getting double takes. The average person to me seems to think it's some sort of "toy" laptop with no actual capabilities at first glance...

Some silly questions I have been asked:

"Is their internet on it?"

"Is that a computer?"

"Does it run programs?"

Well, I guess not all of us are graced with computer skills :lol: , but it is to be expected. It's not like Netbooks have been around that long. I'm also hooked on them only after a few days!

Anybody have similiar experiences?


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Default Re: Non computer users thoughts on the Mini - 03-09-2009, 07:48 PM

I don't have that problem, mainly because if you know me, you know I wouldn't be playing with a "toy" laptop :mrgreen:

Everyone just wants to know how much and how soon they can get one.


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Default Re: Non computer users thoughts on the Mini - 03-09-2009, 08:57 PM

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Some silly questions I have been asked:

"Is their internet on it?"
Hehe just tell them....
"The storage is a bit small so I only have half the internet on it..... Once I upgrade to a 64GB SSD then i'll be able to install the whole internet"
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Default Re: Non computer users thoughts on the Mini - 03-10-2009, 06:45 PM

Mine has been called a "sandwich"!


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Default Re: Non computer users thoughts on the Mini - 03-11-2009, 09:51 AM

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Default Re: Non computer users thoughts on the Mini - 03-11-2009, 03:45 PM

I have been asked "Is that a real computer?" a few times. The other question I am asked a lot is "Can you do everything on it?" But "everything" means something different, according to who asks the question.
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Default Re: Non computer users thoughts on the Mini - 03-11-2009, 05:47 PM

when I first brought mine to work I got the internet question allot, and is that a real laptop question at least a hundred times. lol
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Default Re: Non computer users thoughts on the Mini - 03-12-2009, 02:16 PM

I get the is that a computer question a lot and even when I say yes, I think people just assume that it is not a fully functioning computer and can only do basic things, but then when I show them I am running mac osX and show them me editing a video or music and jumping on the real internet (not some strange interface) then they are just blown away.


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