Hiya, everybody! I need a little bit of advice, and I think this is the appropriate non-cycling specific forum to post in.
I find myself jonesing for a new computer. My old laptop (Acer, which I gave to my step-teen) is dead. My current laptop (also Acer) is having issues. The cooling fan seems to be on permanent vacation, and I'm starting to have software/memory conflicts as well. I had to set up a profile for the teen so that she could enter some literature contest. She also likes to download music, which she turns around and uploads the music after recording herself signing (as in sign language).
Any way, I need a new computer, 'cuz I don't know how long it will be before this one melts. I tried to make it all semester (first semester back in 12 years!) w/o lugging my laptop, just using the flashdrive between home and school. Unfortunately, next semesters class schedule dictates that I carry one with me.
Any suggestions on what I should keeping an eye out for? I don't really burn discs, but occasionally I do like to read a disc, so maybe a net book is not the way to go? I would like something that can take some abuse, and not take all of my financial aid.