Sunday, October 17, 2010
ACK! Technical Difficulties
I am borrowing my mother's laptop for the week, so I may not be on as often until I get my own machine back in my hands.
So now the question is, do I invest $350 in a new hard drive for it, or do I use that money towards a new machine? I hadn't mentioned it, but my #1, 2, and 6 keys were broken, my sound recording device was no longer working, and I didn't have a webcam. My laptop is actually only 2 1/2 years old, but the way technology changes, I've already been feeling the difference. Oh, and did I mention that my laptop runs on Windows Vista?
Can you tell I want a new machine? I'm hoping that they might be able to pull some of my data off the old hard drive. I went on a polar bear safari a few years ago, and I'm afraid that I didn't back everything up to my external drive that I should have. I know, I know, bad photographer...
Laptops go for anywhere from $600 to $2000 depending on what I get, but I have to tell you, I have not been impressed with Dell lately. My last two machines were Dell and it seems that two or three years is all that get out of them. I would be interested to know if any of you have had a better experience with other machines? There is even part of me that would be interested in a Mac. It's been years, but somehow I think I could learn again quickly. My brother would be SO happy to think I had converted from a PC person to Mac person. I think we can be both, Johnno...
Have I also told you that I am a student with no substantial income? My heart and hopes want me to get a new machine. However, I don't have a lot of pocket change these days and may have to struggle along with a $350 repair and save up for a new one later.
What do you think? Any advice or brand recommendations?