My laptop, bless its heart (battery?), is on the decline. I got the Compaq Presario 2100 for about $850 before entering college in Fall 2003, and it has served me faithfully for the past three years. Unfortunately, I am noticing more and more problems when I got back to school (Microsoft Word freezes frequently and every time I try to print, slow connection, and just general annoyances).
I think the answer is clear. I need a new computer. But I don’t want to shell out $1,000 before I have real money coming in, and real money will not come in until I start working next July. So… I need to wait 11 more months. Hopefully in a year laptop prices will drop even lower and I can get more quality for my money. I think four years is a reasonable lifespan for a middle-of-the-road laptop, don’t you?
I just have to make do until then… but it will be hard. I absolutely abhor slow computers. They drive me nuts!!