"Feels like forever since I posted here. It was last year as I
recall which means it's a new year. Happy New Year, everyone!
"Last year was also when things started going wrong with my
"On the surface it might seem like a tragic loss, but I find it
hard to get upset since I've had the computer for two years now,
which is pretty much how long I expect any of these things to last.
It was (still is, I guess) a Satellite P200-AB1 with a Pentium 4300
dual-core chip that came with 160 GB hard drive and 1 GB of
installed memory. The latter I boosted to 2 GB when Best Buy or
Future Shop -- can't remember which -- had a deal on notebook
memory. The whole thing cost me $700 plus donations to the
government. My first notebook, many years ago, was a Dell Pentium
150 top of the line unit that set me back nearly $8000 (that's
eight thousand dollars) when all was said and done. My new top end
price for a notebook is $800 or less. And I won't pay for the
ridiculous extended warranties."
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