06 May 2009

Laptop on the fritz...

My big blue Dell laptop may be on its last legs. At least, when I attempted to turn it on several dozen times (and only succeeded hours later on attempt#severaldozen+1), I began to realize that a new laptop might have to be in my very near future.

So, do any readers have advice on a new laptop purchase? Or a tragic story about a laptop crashing at just the wrong time?

This post also serves to tell you that I may be light on blog entries if my laptop doesn't turn back on next time. I do still have baby laptop, but I only have so much patience for typing and photo uploading on something that tiny.

Anyway, I'm off to 台北 for the weekend, but after that, I may be spending my free time on 建國二路, the technology hotspot of Kaohsiung, as I go from shop to shop trying to bargain in Chinese for a laptop I want and can actually afford.

10 comments:

Aunt Judy said...

a true sign that it's time to come home! looking forward to seeing you and meeting Milo.

Ray said...

Might wanna start backing up your data.

Briana said...

Study abroad in Dublin. Week before midterms. Midterms meaning 4 term papers. All of them 1/3 to 1/2 written, plus any research was pretty much saved on the harddrive as well. No back up.

I recomment a mac. but many people have strong anti-mac sentiments, so I understand that.

Mom said...

Call the Microson...the procurer of your phone...when did you get that computer? Remind you that buying there may limit your US warranty.
Thanks for the flowers!

Joanna Leigh said...

my 2 cents:

i was a HARDCORE pc advocate up until very recently but i switched to mac and im in love. though i understand that for familial reasons you may be anti. (hi john!) either way, good luck and hope you dont lose any pics/data, etc....back it up baby! see you sooon!

glennie said...

mm, computer! i do love my mac, but they are definitely expensive (had i been spending my own money, definitely would've gotten something cheaper). I think dad has a mini IBM that was really cheap - you already have a mini though. We buy Lenovo for work, but they are almost as expensive as macs.

i've had to redo my OS a couple times, but i don't think that its ever been as tragic as briana's story. Freshman year was the worst, but I had finished or hadn't started all my papers.

Aubrey said...

Of course I'm going to push you toward a Macbook if you can swing it--not only is it more reliable than my old Dell, but it is prettier and allows me a new level of cultural elitism that I previously did not know.

But my sister has an HP and she's pretty happy with it--it's better than her previous Dell. Also, a govie in 2006 dropped her Sony laptop down the dorm steps and it was just fine. So that was pretty awesome.

Briana said...

mmmm, mac cultural elitism. i especially love watching it take over katies comments

費凱蒂 Katie said...

I FEEL VERY STRONGLY ANTI-MAC, YOU ALL SHOULD KNOW THAT. And it's not just because my brother works at Microsoft, it's because in my experience, once someone starts using a Mac OS, they lose all ability to actually use a computer. Also Macs are incredibly expensive/snobby. Sorry folks :-)

But thanks for the opinions nonetheless!

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