I use a desktop. It’s beginning to show its age. Very cranky and slow to start up. I’m not sure how old it actually is. Four or five years is my guess.
It’s reached the point now that when I start-up, it will not ‘post’ (I think that’s the word??) i.e. it will restart itself shortly after the Windows XP logo shows. This happened since XP service pack 3 was installed. I get round it by hammering the F8 key after the bios (!) msg and that takes me to a little screen saying ‘boot from..’ and I choose HD (rather than USB, disk drive, etc).
At the very least this PC needs a total re-install of XP. It has so many old games, old programs and general crap on it. Doing that is a big pain though and I can’t find the energy to do it just yet. Especially as it takes ages, what with backing up all my stuff, re-installing software, etc, etc. Painful.
I have my eyes on this little netbook. It has 7 hours battery, built in wifi etc, and is very compact.
I live in a small flat. Do I really need 2x PCs? How useful is wifi in such a small abode (my broadband is wifi enabled and I used it on my dad’s laptop which I bought for him, you may recall)? I don’t have a garden, etc. That said, this is so small and compact (and boots up fast) it would be quite a luxury. Could watch TV and have it on the side. Or blog from bed, heaven forbid! Feels an age since I’ve treated myself. I’m surely tempted. I believe Daphne uses a similar machine and seems happy with it.
Anyone else use a netbook or for that matter a laptop? Prefer it over a desktop? Anything else I should be considering? Before you mention MAC, I doubt I’m prepared to pay the premium that those entail…