Can we see it? Is there a link to the product?
10 key pads are love. You quickly learn how to re-balance. (Bummer about the caps lock light, though. Must be a jolt - one minute you're typing the neXT YOU'RE SCREAMING...)
Congrats! Does she have a name yet? (I name my complex and expensive to repair belongings - computers, cars, kids...)
I have not managed to come up with a name yet. She deserves one.
I have a 17" widescreen laptop.
Never use it anymore. Just way too big for my needs. Carrying around a nearly 7 pound laptop all over campus was just a PITA. Happier with my 13" MacBook.
That said, if my needs tended more towards a portable computer and less towards a mobile one, I'd be much more a fan of larger laptops.
I debated a teeny one, but I think this is going to make me very happy.
There's nothing like a new computer to brighten your day.
BTW - I like your icon. My partner, Erik, loves "Big Bang Theory," especially the "Sheldon" character.
One of my online friends is overdue for their first baby - I thought it was HIS post until the PURPLE part!!LOL!
The awesome thing about the 17 inch version is that is actually has a 10-key pad.
*intense jealousy* Bookkeeping on my laptop would be much easier with one.
You can apparently buy USB ones. I never got around to it, and it wouldn't be good for actual lap usage.
And bluetooth ones, although they tend to be quite a bit pricier than the USB ones.
17" long, or 17" diagonal?
Diagonal, yes. Probably 13" long, in reality.
You may also wish to think of her as a potential tax refund.
Since/If you do primarily a lot of your work on your laptop, you may possibly be able to claim the purchase as a 2009 business expense.
I am a tax nerd. I doubt that I would have been a great accountant but it might've been slightly interesting. :>
Oh, yes, she will be written off.
Better by far to be able to go back to the old machine for anything that I might have forgotten to transfer rather than trying to recover lost data from a dead machine.
That was very wise of you. Learning to discern when it's time to move on is a very valuable asset. I think I've gotten better at figuring out, "Oh, hell. The battle is lost. I should get a new one."
I often have a lot of guilt about getting rid of something that still works but doesn't quite do the job anymore. False economy, though.
Where I take one thing from your post that didn't really have to do with the main idea:
I've always had a crush on you, but your reference to Little Women cemented it further.
How could I not, once it came to mind? I'm glad someone got it.
2009-12-21 03:04 am (UTC)
My latest laptop is a 15" with the 10-key and whilst switching back and forth between that and my last work laptop, the adjustment was horrific!
But now that the old work laptop is gone, I'm adjusting to the 10-key offset just fine!
The only real bummer for me is the Insert/Delete/etc keys which are now all in the wrong place. I have to look to find them! :)
Purple is awesome. I want a purple computer. But first, I want a new android phone... to complement (compete with?) my iPhone. The geek in me isn't happy with just one cellphone.
p.s. agreed about the LW reference... I think you just prompted me to re-read that. It should juggle well with Vampires a Go-Go. ;)
I will have to revive the other one to get a few more things off of it, but I am already getting used to the offset position. You're absolutely right about the positioning of the delete key - they could have left the insert key off entirely, since it's a source of nothing but heartache, IMHO.
And yay for LW fans!! I read it aloud to my daughters a few years back. Such a terrific book.
Alas, not programmed for Win7. But I will keep checking for updated versions. Thanks!