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I found my new baby!!!!

I ended up making a three-way tough decision between two HPs and a Toshiba, the differences being a 17" screen on one HP, a 14.1" on the other HP, and an Intel Duo Core 2 or whatever the heck processor rather than AMD on the Toshiba. (But the little 14.1" had 3 GB memory to run from rather than the Toshiba's 2 GB, so there.)

Please don't tell me I missed out on a great deal, b/c frankly, I went with the smallest one. I'm highly partial to HP Pavilions - my last two computers (one desktop, one laptop) were HP Pavilions, and they were WORKHORSES. I mean, I slave-drove those poor things and yet the only actual "death" we've had (well, okay, the desktop required some repairs of serious nature, but even so) was when the laptop hit my living-room floor, which is concrete underneath that thin layer of carpet. So I'd call that a pretty good batting average. . .especially considering that the desktop is now EIGHT years old and STILL works. . . . I mean, that's amazing. ;D Especially considering what it's been through!!!! So I wanted another HP Pavilion in hopes of a similar track record (though a better fate than laptop #1). Also, I love the small screen - it's not like I watch tons of movies on there or anything, and I think it'll be much easier to balance the smaller, one to three pounds lighter machine in my lap. (Which, BTW, there are some changes coming to the way I sit with my laptop. I'm not risking another drop!!!!)

We had a great salesman, the dept manager at Office - oh, Max or Depot, I forget which. But you get the idea. And the price was utterly splendid. Barely $30 more than some of the ones I was looking at online, and worth the extra $$ to buy from a brick-and-mortar store where I could pin down the guy with my questions.

I dread configuring the wireless and setting all my stuff back up, but oh well.

Should I name it Rosie or Pippin? I don't want it to be too unpredictable, so maybe Rosie's a better idea than Pippin. . . .

-Febobe
febobe: (Default)
I found my new baby!!!!

I ended up making a three-way tough decision between two HPs and a Toshiba, the differences being a 17" screen on one HP, a 14.1" on the other HP, and an Intel Duo Core 2 or whatever the heck processor rather than AMD on the Toshiba. (But the little 14.1" had 3 GB memory to run from rather than the Toshiba's 2 GB, so there.)

Please don't tell me I missed out on a great deal, b/c frankly, I went with the smallest one. I'm highly partial to HP Pavilions - my last two computers (one desktop, one laptop) were HP Pavilions, and they were WORKHORSES. I mean, I slave-drove those poor things and yet the only actual "death" we've had (well, okay, the desktop required some repairs of serious nature, but even so) was when the laptop hit my living-room floor, which is concrete underneath that thin layer of carpet. So I'd call that a pretty good batting average. . .especially considering that the desktop is now EIGHT years old and STILL works. . . . I mean, that's amazing. ;D Especially considering what it's been through!!!! So I wanted another HP Pavilion in hopes of a similar track record (though a better fate than laptop #1). Also, I love the small screen - it's not like I watch tons of movies on there or anything, and I think it'll be much easier to balance the smaller, one to three pounds lighter machine in my lap. (Which, BTW, there are some changes coming to the way I sit with my laptop. I'm not risking another drop!!!!)

We had a great salesman, the dept manager at Office - oh, Max or Depot, I forget which. But you get the idea. And the price was utterly splendid. Barely $30 more than some of the ones I was looking at online, and worth the extra $$ to buy from a brick-and-mortar store where I could pin down the guy with my questions.

I dread configuring the wireless and setting all my stuff back up, but oh well.

Should I name it Rosie or Pippin? I don't want it to be too unpredictable, so maybe Rosie's a better idea than Pippin. . . .

-Febobe
febobe: (OhTheAngst)
We are going laptop shopping tomorrow in the nearest major city. Three plus hour round trip.

Please wish me luck.

I have to find my new baby.

*snugsabout*

Nervous hugs,
Febobe :)
febobe: (OhTheAngst)
We are going laptop shopping tomorrow in the nearest major city. Three plus hour round trip.

Please wish me luck.

I have to find my new baby.

*snugsabout*

Nervous hugs,
Febobe :)
febobe: (I'm Fine)
...is that Brian, the service tech, said it would cost $398 to get the work done. That's with fixing anything and everything that's wrong plus a three month hardware warranty. But still. . . . You can get a new one for around $600 or so baseline. . .maybe more, but depends on your bells and whistles. So we said we'd talk about it and call him back.

They offered the dv 6000 series, so I'm looking at that now.

Any advice, y'all? I have my stuff saved to flashdrive, so apart from the dread of having to set my wireless 'Net up on my own, I'm managing okee with the thought of a new laptop. . .although there is a pang in my heart over the thought that I finished writing my first novel on this one.

Thanks,
Febobe
febobe: (I'm Fine)
...is that Brian, the service tech, said it would cost $398 to get the work done. That's with fixing anything and everything that's wrong plus a three month hardware warranty. But still. . . . You can get a new one for around $600 or so baseline. . .maybe more, but depends on your bells and whistles. So we said we'd talk about it and call him back.

They offered the dv 6000 series, so I'm looking at that now.

Any advice, y'all? I have my stuff saved to flashdrive, so apart from the dread of having to set my wireless 'Net up on my own, I'm managing okee with the thought of a new laptop. . .although there is a pang in my heart over the thought that I finished writing my first novel on this one.

Thanks,
Febobe
febobe: (Cranky)
We have determined that the little pin inside the power outlet wiggles. So it's NOT stable any longer, meaning damage WAS done to the inner workings after all. Bad news.

Also, there is no one locally who knows what they're doing. . .the one guy we called told us a lie (claimed the motherboard must've gotten shorted out, which is clearly not true) and tried to gyp us into hiring him to get my stuff off it and sell the used computer to him for scrap parts. :P Jerk. :P Dad IS checking out one last place over about 30-45 mins away, but otherwise our only hope is a place back home which might be able to help.

Sigh.

In one bit of good news, however, I managed to drag all my stuff onto a single 2.0 gig flash drive this afternoon - pics, Ais docs, fanfic docs, and all. Haven't tested the results out yet, but everything appears to have "taken" properly. :) So that's REALLY good news. :D I feel infinitely better now.

Of course, that leaves me with barely half an hour to forty minutes of battery power remaining, but hey. It was worth every minute of it.

This means I can post fic as long as I'm at my parents' house, which will be for at least one more week. How soon I resume after that depends on how soon I get my computer back.

OK, Dad talked to the guy. He recommended calling HP directly, said they usually have a flat rate, like $200, to fix it. I like the sound of that, so I'm gonna get the number now so we can call. And now that my stuff's saved, I'm less terrified about my baby leaving my hands. . . .

Just an update,
Febobe
who is beginning to regret taking the monitor off her desktop at home and storing it upstairs!
febobe: (Cranky)
We have determined that the little pin inside the power outlet wiggles. So it's NOT stable any longer, meaning damage WAS done to the inner workings after all. Bad news.

Also, there is no one locally who knows what they're doing. . .the one guy we called told us a lie (claimed the motherboard must've gotten shorted out, which is clearly not true) and tried to gyp us into hiring him to get my stuff off it and sell the used computer to him for scrap parts. :P Jerk. :P Dad IS checking out one last place over about 30-45 mins away, but otherwise our only hope is a place back home which might be able to help.

Sigh.

In one bit of good news, however, I managed to drag all my stuff onto a single 2.0 gig flash drive this afternoon - pics, Ais docs, fanfic docs, and all. Haven't tested the results out yet, but everything appears to have "taken" properly. :) So that's REALLY good news. :D I feel infinitely better now.

Of course, that leaves me with barely half an hour to forty minutes of battery power remaining, but hey. It was worth every minute of it.

This means I can post fic as long as I'm at my parents' house, which will be for at least one more week. How soon I resume after that depends on how soon I get my computer back.

OK, Dad talked to the guy. He recommended calling HP directly, said they usually have a flat rate, like $200, to fix it. I like the sound of that, so I'm gonna get the number now so we can call. And now that my stuff's saved, I'm less terrified about my baby leaving my hands. . . .

Just an update,
Febobe
who is beginning to regret taking the monitor off her desktop at home and storing it upstairs!
febobe: (I'm Fine)
Hate to say it, but things aren't looking good on the laptop front. :(

It's looking increasingly like I may have to try and zap everything off to a flash drive, then get a new one. Oy vay. KILLS me.

*cries*

Some weeks, I swear. . . .

Stupid floor.

Stupid Febobe.

-Febobe :( :P
febobe: (I'm Fine)
Hate to say it, but things aren't looking good on the laptop front. :(

It's looking increasingly like I may have to try and zap everything off to a flash drive, then get a new one. Oy vay. KILLS me.

*cries*

Some weeks, I swear. . . .

Stupid floor.

Stupid Febobe.

-Febobe :( :P

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