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Hello, New Computer!

As some of you may know, my HP laptop of 4 1/2 years finally gave up the ghost.  It had been wheezing and dragging it’s figurative feet for months, but I kept refusing to let it go despite Chris’ protests.

After awhile, my protests didn’t make any difference.  It died.  I mourned the loss but was oh-so-grateful for Chris and my older brother, who were able to entirely salvage the hard-drive.

For the last 2 weeks, Chris and I (but mainly Chris) have been researching laptop options.  Chris narrowed it down to 3 choices.  We decided on a Toshiba Satellite (A505-S69803) based on various independent reviewers and some input from my brother.  Toshiba and Asus rated #1 and #2, respectively, in terms of longevity and reliability.  The particular model that we decided on has a 2.2GHz Intel Duo Core processor, a 12 hour battery life, memory of 4GB but expandable to up to 8GB, a system BUS of 800MHz, HDMI output, and the usual standards – built in webcam, mic, decent speakers and a good media chip (good enough for PhotoShop, at least!).  I’m very, very happy that we decided on one at last.

Toshiba A505-S69803
Toshiba Satellite (A505-S69803)

Chris picked it up from Best Buy yesterday, and I’m happily in the process of transferring all of my old files to my new computer.

In the few weeks that passed between now and when my HP died, Chris and I were sharing a computer.  I was initially filled with trepidation over this, but it proved to be all for naught.  Chris does use his laptop for work and takes it to the office for the majority of the day, but I was usually asleep when he was at work.  When I would get off work, he was usually asleep.  Regardless, I’m happy to have my own laptop once again.

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