As I’ve blogged on several occasions (here, here, and here), my trusty Dell finally got beaten into immobility during law school. This prompted me to run out and buy the cheapest thing I thought I could live with for a year or two. As the above links indicate, that was a mistake. My Sony has shed five keys and has several others that stick or fail to respond. The Wi-Fi is fickle, the CD/DVD drive is totally kaput, and it requires near-constant TLC (not to mention an external keyboard) to function at all. Oh, and you could fry an egg on it even when it’s idle.
So, I’m finally getting a new laptop. As those of you who’ve seen the present disaster in action know, it’s (past) time. Thanks, Sarah, for my Christmas gift!
For anyone (i.e., Brian & William) who wants gory details: Dell XPS Studio 16, 2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo with 6 MB cache, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 512 MB ATI Mobility Radeon graphics, 500 GB 7200 rpm HDD, 802.11a/g/n and 10/100/1000 ethernet networking. (Yes, Dell – with the exception of my own finally beating the living daylights out of my old laptop, I’ve had very good experiences with Dell’s products.)