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Saturday, June 11, 2005

Sold Out...

I've always been pretty down on laptops: expensive, non-upgradeable, and most of the time attached to so many wires and excessive crap as to make them about as portable as a desktop. Well, those of you who know me well, and my inimitable skills, may not be so surprised to hear that I "acquired" a laptop.

As an amusing aside, I acquired the laptop after it got damaged by lightening. I do have a surge protector, but I've never heard of anybody actually have trouble with power surges etc. Well, anyway, I acquired a laptop which had some lightening damage via the phone cable. Not surprisingly, the modem no longer works, and neither does the DVD/CR-RW drive...

It would never be my primary computer. I still find controlling it exceptionally annoying relative to my desktop. However, what I am finding great, is sitting here typing this in front of the fire, connected wirelessly to my desktop, and thence onto the information superhighway. There's probably also a good likelihood that I'll be posting from on the deck on sunny days in future.

If I only said I'd never buy a laptop, then I probably haven't sold out. However, if I claimed I'd never want a laptop, then I guess, er, maybe...

6 Comments:

At Sun Jun 12, 10:12:00 AM GMT+12, Blogger MVC said...

Man, I'm never going back to a desktop. I love my laptop, being able to carry everything I need around, and still have plenty of computing power to spare.

 
At Sun Jun 12, 12:28:00 PM GMT+12, Anonymous Hers said...

I love sitting in the sun using my laptop. Or lying in bed using my laptop. Or flicking it on in the car. That's the whole point really, being able to use it where and whenever.

 
At Mon Jun 13, 03:16:00 PM GMT+12, Blogger limegreen said...

I'm a sucker for screen real estate, so I doubt I'd ever fully shift to a laptop. If I bought a new 'puter at the moment, it would undoubtedly have at least 19 inches of LCD goodness.

And I do buy into the upgradeability argument. This computer I'm working on is over 5 years old now, but still doesn't seem slow, even compared with a Pentium 4, or a 64-bit Athlon. It's had a couple of judicious minor upgrades (ram, hdd). I very much doubt I'd still be content with a laptop purchased in March '00.

 
At Tue Jun 14, 12:46:00 PM GMT+12, Blogger MVC said...

The 17inch widescreen Powerbook has all the screen real estate you would need James. Take the plunge, once you go lap, you never go back, lol.

 
At Mon Jun 20, 11:42:00 AM GMT+12, Blogger Marcy Roux said...

Amusing I use my laptop much like a desktop nowadays. That's not counting moving between continents, of course....

 
At Wed Jun 22, 03:41:00 PM GMT+12, Blogger Marcy Roux said...

Correction: floortop. I don't have a desk....

 

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