June 4, 2012
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I’m a little sad. I feel like my desktop, which has traveled across the country with me (and halfway back) is on its last legs.
I’d been having issues with the video card for a while now (had to replace the old one two years ago), and I’m not the best about remembering to get in there and dust it out with a can of air. The computer is lagging (600GB and it lags?) when I try to run anything complex. It’s got me worried enough that I have backed up everything multiple times over the past few weeks (okay, backed up pictures and books… nothing else on the machine would be a problem replacing).
So now I’m short on funds and am in need of a new computer. I have my eye on various laptops but I an unsure which to save up for.
I do like the Macbook Pro, but I’d have to buy MSOffice for it, since I abhor any and all Mac word processors. I’ve tried using them all, so don’t preach “You just need to learn it better” to me. I don’t have time to learn it. I need it to write books, not create a fun photo album that can immediately be uploaded to YouTube with a music overlay. Plus, a Macbook Pro would be out of my price range (unless Apple is willing to hook a brother up…).
I’ve heard good and bad things about Acer, but I know nothing about them. Rudimentary initial research shows that while they make killer netbooks, their laptops are a little problematic. While I would love something like a netbook, until they make it with a large enough keyboard (without having to USB port a bigger keyboard) I’m not interested.
I’m not getting a Dell or HP. I’ve learned my lesson.
So… am I missing a brand? Any laptop out there that someone would definitely recommend?