I need a new laptop yesterday
June 6, 2011 9:25 PM Subscribe
My laptop died a few days ago. I'm probably starting a new job next week for which I will need a laptop. The deceased was a one-year-old (JUSt out of warranty) Dell Inspiron 1464 whose motherboard got fried from unknown causes (possibly because it was sitting and idling in a hot part of the house with no way to dissipate the heat). It cost me about $500-something and we were a good team. Question: Should I just get another one of those or try for an upgrade within that same price range?
posted by bleep to computers & internet (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Things I liked about my old laptop:
The weight (4.7 pounds) and form factor
It was decently fast for my needs and had enough storage
I need to decide this as soon as is humanly possible and just wanted some input.
If it matters, I'm planning on keeping the old one around until I can afford to fix it - it seems like a waste to throw it away if it just needs a new part.
Note: I really can't spend more money on the replacement. Srsly.