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Technology Upgrade

In less noteworthy news, my laptop is dead. Fried motherboard, apparently. Part of me is pissed it lasted just over a year. Part of me notes that said year included 1 month of living on a boat on the Pacific, and 8 months dragging it around London. Perhaps to be expected.

Anyway. Looking for a good deal. Want something fairly decent and modern(ish), while still being low-end enough to give me a good price. As a point of comparison, I think this looks pretty okay, and would actually be a slight improvement over my current brick. (My Everex had, I think, 2 40GB drives.)

Any suggestions? Anybody aware of any better deals I should know about?

On an unrelated note, LiveJournal's front page is currently funny.


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Oct. 27th, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
Keep an eye on fatwallet.com's forums. Sometimes people scopes out some great tech deal there, including on laptops!
Oct. 27th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
I take it that it's out of warranty?
Oct. 27th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Oct. 27th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
My recently-died system had 1GB of RAM with Vista. Wasn't a speedy monster, but then I don't use monstrous programs. Only occasionally would I pull out a Photoshop or something similar.

Considered going up to a laptop with 2GB, but that seems to raise the price from $350 - $400 to about $500. Which isn't a HUGE leap. But given that I'm suspicious of just how long a laptop will last me....
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Oct. 27th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Man. This is where it all starts to get very complicated. :D :P
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Oct. 27th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)

Keep checking it.

I can't say this to you enough, baby!
Oct. 27th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
I was hoping you might point that out again!

Some interesting possibilities there.
Oct. 30th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
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