Friday, April 22, 2011


Ta da!  The problem is solved, and it didn't cost me $987.91!  I bought a new laptop!  I went a different route this time because obviously the combination of me, HP, and the geeky guys doesn't work well.  I went to plain old Sam and bought a Dell.  I looked several places and tried several different brands, avoiding the you know what brand, and this one felt good and does what I need, which is not much more than blog, email, surf the net, and store pictures and documents.  And it didn't cost me $987.91. 

It turns out that I had fried the mother board on the now deceased laptop.  I asked how the cost of repair could be half again as much as the original cost of the computer, and  was told it was the cost of labor.   Well, sorry repair person!  You won't be making your house payment off of me this month!

So last night was spent bookmarking sites and blogs.  I had some bookmarked on the itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow blue Acer, but not all.  I know I'll be sitting here for weeks, trying to remember the exact name of some of my favorite sites so I can mark them again, but until then, what I have will have to do. 

The new notebook has a 17.3 screen, 4 GB memory and 640 GB hard drive and battery life of 3 1/2 hours.  It should serve me well.  Hopefully for longer than 16 months!

And it is a bit larger than the teeny tiny Acer, isn't it?  Wish me luck!


Linda up north said...

woohoo for you!
I bought this same computer at Sams just a month ago :) I love it and I LOVE the screen size! I have had to get used to placing my right hand a little left of center on the keyboard, but it has been a good trade as I LOVE the 10 key on the side :)
Have fun with your new computer!!

Marge said...

Linda, the right had placement is a bit weird for me, too, but I also love the number pad on the side. The thumb pad off center also threw me for a loop, but I think I can get used to it. And I can see again!

Congrats on your two new vehicles! And the little extra trip to the coast to go along with the white van! Good for you!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Sounds like fun your way tryng to remember all that stuff!

Lena . . . said...

How well do you know your computer doctor? Ole had to have the mother board replaced on his lap top a year ago and the labor was just over $100 with the total bill being slightly over $200. Something smells a bit rotten in Denmark at your computer hospital.

Lisa said...

I HATE HP....I have not had a good working relationship with them so I too switched to DELL three years ago. I am now looking to buy a lap top and YOURS is the exact one I have been looking at. I did not know they were at SAMS. I will have to get my parents to run me over there and take a look. Ok, more reading to do to try and catch up with you! Lisa