I don't hate my laptop, I just don't want to carry it around anymore. It's so heavy that it hurts me. It's great for perching on a desk and never moving. It's like the lard-ass of lap tops. The clencher is that I only bought it last year, and I never got my rebate back, so I paid way more for it than I intended. As a result of this, I feel no love. It's not the computer's fault, but I can't seem to come around. It has a full warrenty for the next two years, and I want it stolen or something. It has one of those extra big screens ("better to write your doctoral dissertation on, my dear") and all sort of bells and whistles that sound like complete Cling-on to me. Would someone buy it if I sold it? Do people do that? Is there anyone out there who can give me some advice with this sort of thing?
My main complaint is that it's just too heavy. Way too heavy. I need my computer to be like my men--it must travel well and not be too much of a hassle. I also prefer that, like my men, my computer is adaptable to new environments, doesn't have excess baggage. It doesn't have to be too flashy. I want a lean, mean, muscle machine. And no nonsense. None of this fat ass stuff. I, for one, do not prefer that my computer (or my men) be prettier than I am. I just need to know that I can trust it. That it will at least give me a few good years. My needs are minimal. I just need to know that it's not going to break down on me at the height of writing my doctoral dissertation, while I sit cranking away under a bare lightbulb two years from now in some third world, cockroach-infested shit hole. That's all I ask, really, that my computer will stand by my side, and also be able to get up and go when those errant mortar rounds hit my little village in the neutral zone...
But, no, in all seriousness, this fatty computer issue is really started to wear on me. After a few too many parking tickets, I recently decided that I will no longer be driving so much. I can easily commute to work by train. The only problem is then walking the half mile from the station my little oficina (ie: the coffee shop or library desk) with old fatty on my shoulder, in addition to the scholarly materials I carry with me as well. This list also fails to include the gym bag, lunch bag, and other assorted materials that I usually leave in the trunk of my car.
All of this said, who can tell me about Macs? I think that this may be where I'm heading in the next couple of weeks. Does anyone know about any secret sales?