Saturday, May 02, 2009

New PC

I hope that I am going to buy a new pc today!! There is a funeral this morning. I'm not supposed to be doing it, but I sometimes get very late notice. I hate hanging around 'just in case'. But if I haven't heard by 9.15 I am on my way to PE.
I'm going to buy an Acer Aspire One 3G, as well as an external monitor and an external dvd writer. That is one of those mini laptops (8.9 inch screen) and it has built in internet. I'll use the external monitor at home, but the thing is so small and so portable it will be great for my current situation.
I know that it will have limitations that will frustrate me, so I will have to make sure that I have the cash to buy something a bit more sophisticated later on. But for now, I mostly need internet and office stuff.
Readers will know that my mega-cool Lenovo laptop was stolen. My husband shipped my old Acer down to me, which has been a lifesaver, but there were reasons I replaced it originally. Then on Thursday the power connection just gave up. We fixed it by taking off the battery, but I'm not taking any more chances. New pc, here I come!
Hooray - sms from my supervising minister. He's taking the funeral. I'm on my way . . .


Thomas O. Scarborough said...

I have a PC of the same size. I stuff it among books on a bookshelf, where hopefully thieves won't see it. Did you buy the Windows one, or the Linux one?

Jenny Hillebrand said...

I've got one with Windows XP. I contemplated Linux - and it is still an option. But I can't be bothered with hassles with fonts and whatever else one takes for granted with Microsoft. XP is so much smaller and more efficient than Vista - with 1Gb of RAM this machine flies quite effectively!