But it was correct. It's a bit of a dull morning with some rain, so it wasn't very bright outside. Plus, I had been up until 11:30pm or so counting the weekend's receipts to be handed in, so I guess I was tired.
I was typing away on my old laptop the other day and I realized that it was in August of 2007 that we bought it. A full 7 years ago. That pretty much makes this laptop an antique in laptop years!
My old workhorse 17" HP
You can even see where the mouse pad is worn right through. Still works great though.
We paid just over $800 for it at the time. Pretty sure that was money well spent! It's running Windows Vista. Not sure why so many people complained about it, Vista has worked just fine for me. Haven't run any updates for years.
What doesn't work so great is that it can't keep up with playing videos. Our camera takes really nice HD videos, but the processor in the laptop can't keep up with playing them. They're all jumpy. And I've noticed recently that some movies don't play very well, and probably for the same reason.
Ruth's laptop is going on five and a half years old. It's a little 10" Acer netbook.
Anyhow, I guess the point of this post is that we're going to be in the market for something new soon.
Don't want a "phone" style, I think the screen would be too small for my liking. And I'm thinking about a tablet style, but I'm not sure I would like the typing aspect where you have to flip back and forth from the on screen typing pad.
So I noticed this morning's deal of the day on Amazon...
Click here to check out the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"
It's another one day sale, and it's a really good deal for the model that is wi-fi only. I'm not ready to buy yet, but it did start me thinking about these kinds of things. I feel like I'm really out of touch though with some of these new products. Has anybody else got a device that has replaced your laptop? Or maybe you still have a laptop, but you've bought some kind of tablet for portability? Like I said, I don't want a phone...but something more portable than this big old laptop would be convenient.