New Laptop, Oh Yeah!
I've been wanting to get a new laptop for a while now, my old one has a lot of miles on it. The other day the "m" key stopped working. Also the speakers are broken (my fault), and the pcmcia slot is shot (probably my fault too).
So we went to Office Max or Depot (can't remember), to pick up a printer cartridge. I decided to go look at laptops and they had a really good deal on a lower end Presario. I was about to buy it and I saw that they had a better model for cheaper.
Let's see, we've got a 15.4" shiny widescreen, 1.8ghz AMD Turion 64bit proc, 1 Gb Memory, Dvd Burner, wifi, and all that stuff. It was retailing for $979, and they had it on sale for $560 something. I couldn't stop myself, and the wife wasn't stopping me either.
So far I love it. I've got my Rails environment up and running for the most part. Rake tests are running much more quickly. I really like the widescreen.
I went to write this post and realized I don't have TextPad installed yet. Emergency!