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GBM InkShow: Thomasin Checks Out The HP Mini 1000



gbm-inkshow_-thomasin-and-the-hp-mini-1000When I got lucky and won an HP Mini 1000 at CntrStg during CES 2009 I knew I would have a fight on my hands when I got home. After my wife confirmed that I didn’t purchase the device, I knew she would want it for herself. She’s been working on an original Asus Eee PC for over a year now and I knew she was longing for a bigger screen and keyboard, as well as for a device with Windows XP.

So, before I got down to really testing it out, (I’m looking forward to installing Windows 7 on it.) I thought I would let her check it out and of course put her unfiltered reactions on video. And that’s what we have here in this GBM InkShow.

She’s going to be using it exclusively for the next couple of weeks (unless I pry it out of her hands for my own testing) and we’ll report back on the issues she raises in the InkShow.

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  1. Ryan

    01/16/2009 at 12:49 pm

    She sounded unconvinced about you winning it.

    I really like to have her take a look at computers. I really like seeing a “non-geek” use a computer and get their reactions. It gives me a good idea of how I can expect someone like my mom to react to them.

  2. Erich

    01/16/2009 at 6:29 pm

    Thomasin, you are awesome. Great ink show.
    From now on you do the ink shows, Warner do the directing.

  3. Hoot

    01/17/2009 at 10:40 am

    I concur. Thomasin is a joy to watch and listen to, because she IS a typical ‘user’. We spend so much time worrying about the ‘specs’, that we forget that we too once enjoyed the simple pleasure of discovering a new toy, tool, whatchamacallit.

    It will be fun to see her followup comments in a few weeks.

  4. JonGH

    01/18/2009 at 2:12 pm

    Great InkShow!! Loved being able to see the screens side by side, it looks like HP have made the best possible use of the space availabe.

  5. Xavier

    01/20/2009 at 1:33 am

    I vouch for Warner…he won it square and fair.

    Great comparison.

  6. ouzome

    01/20/2009 at 6:22 pm

    When I saw the title of this post I got all excited. I still remember with much fondness the first inkshow Thomasin did with the Asus. She is hilarious. This kind of video style would be great for moms and other non-geeks looking for a netbook or other device.

  7. Wouter

    01/24/2009 at 2:57 am

    She is doing a great job!!!

  8. Ryan L.

    01/25/2009 at 1:24 am

    Thomasin was great (and did not look like death). It was great to see the alternate point of view! Have her on more!

  9. Wayne Cornish

    01/26/2009 at 10:02 am

    I run/own an HP dealership in the UK and I just managed to get more information from watching Thomasin for a few minutes than I can get out of HP on the Mini 1000 (maybe they should employ her as global partner manager).

    Fantastic work and very informative & funny (especially her sponsorship messages at the end). If you move to the UK I’ll give her a job!

  10. mike

    01/28/2009 at 8:47 pm

    Thomasin is a great and very charming every-girl in these ink shows.
    It is wonderful insight for people not only to make decisions for themselves but who often get asked to make recs. for others.
    As for the vid, just one word of advice.
    Avoid the dark sweater, etc as the low contrast combined with her dark hair gives the poor girl a bit of a floating-head effect.

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