Tuesday, August 14, 2007


My laptop continues to drive me bonkers. In spite of spending $135 and painfully surrendering it for four days, it continues to charge intermittently and angrily flash the lightning bolt at me, threatening to go into hibernation mode at any given moment.

A smarter person would have backed up her photos and music a long time ago.

A more organized person would have already been shopping for the best deal.

Alas, I am not that smart or organized.

I just don't want to deal with it, in spite of the fact that every time I turn this blasted machine off, I have to question whether or not I am going to be able to coax it back on again. I have also tried just leaving it on continuously, which just seems to cause it to freeze up.

I am also thinking about making the switch to Macintosh as their customers seem to be happy, if not a little fanatical. At least for me, PCs tend to be trouble-free for about 2-3 years, and then they sort of self-implode in terms of efficiency. This laptop is going on 3 years now, and does it make any sense to spend any more money on this thing when a newer, faster model could be mine for approximately $700, although I think Macs start at $1000? And I am thinking of just getting a desktop computer as I am no longer homeless and relocating every 4 weeks.

Any recommendations?


~~Silk said...

Mac and PC each have their own advantages, but be aware that Mac bigots tend to be so anti-PC that they ignore the faults in the Mac. So you may not hear about them, but they're there.

I do have an opinion on laptop versus desktop. The laptop is, as you note, a bit more fragile. On the other hand, more and more of the world is going wireless, and the joys of sitting in a park under a tree reading friendly email far outweighs the fragility.

That's my two cents.

Chris said...

whichever you get, it's definitely worth the money to buy an external hard drive for painless, fast, easy backup of your photos and such.

I've also found that a $25 registry cleaner software does wonders in keeping my older pc's at work up to speed. Those invalid registries pile up over time, slowing your computer drastically. Trevor's computer is almost 7 years old and runs Windows 98