My Life With zenMami


It has been a couple of weeks since I got zenMami (Asus 13” zenbook). I haven’t touched iMami since. All BS aside, I do miss her a bit but man, I am getting used to these 2.9 pounds of sleek and power.

I won’t bore you with the technical deets of my machine (email me if you wanna know, though). Here are the things I love:

Ease of use – I’ve been getting acquainted with Windows 7. It hasn’t been a huge to do like I expected. I love that I can pin my favorite programs which makes things easier in the long run.

The Wow – I have face recognition, ya’ll! This makes me feel like the CIA but without the secrets (do CIA agents have Twitter accounts? That must be torture!)

Live Writer – Yeah so, um, if you’re a blogger and don’t use Live Writer (part of Windows 7) I don’t know what to tell you. I’m in LiveWriter right now. Here’s a pic:


It’s like writing my blogs in Word. I love that I can drop pics and can easily adjust with just a pull of the edges. It’s a big change from WordPress. I can add the categories and get my tags in. I can even set post date and time. There are all sorts of other plug ins but, I haven’t delved into them yet (I’ll tell ya later).

The Zen – I’ve had SkyDrive since February and loved it on iMami. I didn’t think I could love it any more but, I do. On Windows 7, the cloud is seamless.


It appears right in line with the rest of my files and folders. As I’ve been preparing for school (starts next week, somebody hold me!), I have been downloading syllabi, lectures and important information. They all go into SkyDrive. I’m happy to experience an improvement to something I did not think needed improving.

What I don’t love:

Yes, you know I’m going to tell you the truth here. I have been having a hard time adjusting to Outlook. I have Gmail accounts and I’m still not used to all of the different folders. Today I found that I deleted an email and couldn’t find it in the deleted files within Outlook or within Gmail. Didn’t have this issue before. Something to research and figure out (but it probably won’t be for a few weeks).

That was the one big thing. Other than that I’m pretty happy with my decision. Ohhhhh! I almost forgot. The 6 hour battery is divine.

I feel like I don’t need to carry anything else around with me. I mean 2,9 lbs? I love it. Well, I like it a lot. I’m in all kinds of lust but I’m definitely moving towards love. The only thing I need to get me there? A cool decal or cover. It’s all about the accessories, don’t ya know?

Speaking of accessories, I along with my fellow Central Florida Latinas are having a little Twitter party in honor of Microsoft. Will you join us? It happens at 9 p.m. EST. Be sure to RSVP here. If you don’t you won’t be eligible to win. And, what is in it for you?  Aside from the awesome information we will be providing about Microsoft Office, Windows and some of their sleek sexy hardware you can win:

  • $25 Microsoft Store Gift Card
  • $100 Microsoft Store Gift Card
  • A Limited Edition Wireless Mouse
  • A copy of Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student Edition

So, are you in or what?


Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Organizada Planner  and My Mamihood. She was selected as one of Latina Magazine's top Blogger to Know and Latina Magazine's top 10 Mommy bloggers. Mothering a 6-year old little girl and figuring out why the clean laundry won't automatigically insert itself where it belongs round out her current passions. Sili is deeply committed to changing the world and coaching you right along toward your purpose. She is viciously awesome. Sili raises armies and builds empires. She also bakes cookies and thangs.


  1. Very nice and sleek. I Like. I take you don’t regret giving up iMami. Which one of the two you find is easiest to use?
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    • I don’t regret it. I always tell people that it really depends on what they are looking for. They have both been different based on where I was and what I was doing.

      I think the biggest thing that people need to know is: what’s their need? Right now zenMami is meeting and exceeding my needs. In the past, I worked in a Mac shop so that was also the reason why I moved to Mac. I loved my Mac but having seen the new improvements in Windows, there’s little reason for me to have a Mac at this point in time.

  2. Awesome! I need a new computer. Will definitely be forwarding this post to the husband!!!

  3. This sound so to check it out…Thanks for sharing

  4. […] been working exclusively on it since I got it in November. That’s a little over a month of no zenMami. I remember telling anyone who would listen that Windows 8 was beautifully built for touchscreen. […]

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