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Apple iPad Alternative Mac Netbook!

3 Apr

My friend (and outstanding artist, Andes) is selling her custom Mac Snow Leopard Netbook.  She says it’s more versatile and full featured than the iPad and looking at the specs, I think I’d rather have her netbook!

Check it out (and the value is well over $1100, but she has it priced at less than half!)

Netbook available.

Clipped:

Why you want to buy my Netbook Mac (NanoMac) in the iPod craze:

I know iPad look really awesome. I want one. But, I will never give up my Custom Mac Netbook. And I have one to sell. The reason it’s valuable and different than an iPad, and the reasons you should really want it.

It’s a full computer.

It’s custom. You can’t go into a store and buy a Mac Netbook.

It has a Webcam (front facing)  ;)

It multitasks, and runs as may programs as you want at once.

It runs all standard Mac software, not apps.

It’s approx. the same size as an iPad.

It has a real keyboard.

And it’s a rad little custom machine.

It has an authentic, vintage apple sticker.

It’s cheaper than an iPad :)

The Data:

It started it’s life as a Dell mini 9″ netbook.

It now operates fully functional MAC OSX Snow Leopard on it. (10.6.1)

Approx 1 yr old, recently rebuilt and never used since the rebuild, so it’s like “new”

specs:

-910 intel atom processor N270

-1.6GHz

-1gb DDR2-533 memory cache

-32 GB HHD Harddrive

-memory card slot for SD/MMC/SDHC/MS (which means you can add as big a card as you want ( I have seen 32gb,) to increase your memory space) as well as read all those card types.

-webcam 1.3 megapixel

-3 UBS ports

-VGA output

-10/100 Ethernet

-802.11 b/g wifi

– 8.9″ screen, 1024 x 600 resolution

– 2.28lb

-dimensions: 1.25″ x  9.13″ x 6.77″

It will run any mac software you want to add.

Value:

Hardware: 575$ (+tax)

Software: 599$ (+tax) additional software items on it (Adobe Lightroom, iWork, iLife, Pixelmator)

your price: $499

contact me at aquajade24  at . gmail. com

Inspiration…

15 Aug

Apple Juice

Originally uploaded by CleverGirlBek

These were my first vintage plastic purchase.

These little vintage catalin/Bakelite cabs are why I stopped beading and started hammering and melting.

I bought these, early last year, from a seller on eBay… The purchase was the ultimate decadence to me then. And I had plans . I was going to set the little cabs in silver bezels that I had found when experimenting with PMC3/Metal Clay…Easy enough.
When they arrived I found that vintage catalin/Bakelite is not a precisely calibrated material. Each piece was just different enough that the die formed bezels, that came with my little PMC starter kit, were of absolutely no use.
So I put them aside.
I melted my first PMC piece. Purely by accident. I was captivated by the mirror shimmy that the liquid silver danced under the flame of my little butane kitchen torch.
I had some wire, so I melted that too. I must have melted a hundred little balls on my soldering block. My husband sat with me and watched while I teased the metal into perfect little orbs and tiny kisses on the ends of wire.
A brief search of the online card catalog for our county revealed a few books on the topics of silversmithing and metalsmithing. Some of them were fairly new, most of them were long out of print and some even rare. I had my husband borrow one for me and I read. I didn’t understand a word of McCreight’s Complete Metalsmith so I found a book by Jinks McGrath that offered a nice cross-section of information- it assumed little-to-no knowledge of metalwork and tools and provided many photographs.
And then I got to work making bezels, and I haven’t stopped since….

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