I am becoming increasingly pissed off with this laptop.
The first thing to go in it was the keyboard. There was nothing wrong with the keys as such, but the letters wore off and it was a fiddley fucking thing anyway.so I just got myself a plug-in keyboard.
Then the fan went. It started sounding like a coffee grinder and in my attempts to fix it I finally and irrevocably broke my keyboard which didn't matter anyway. The fan has since shut up so I don't know what's going on there.
Then it started playing silly buggers when I switched it on. No fucking operating system! Now I know for a fact there are two systems so that was, and is a pain in the arse. I have to keep restoring a little block of files which fortunately I had taken the trouble to copy. It still does that every now and then.
Today it fucked up my browser settings. Nothing was updated or changed and it was working perfectly last night so something went wrong somewhere and of course I blame the laptop. Why not? Anyhows I had a backup of my browser settings but now my feed reader is telling me I have about 500 unread items. Bugger!
I had a look around for a replacement. I have this machine for about five years so I was expecting to find something fairly juicy for a reasonable price.
What did I find?
It seems the market has been cornered by those fucking tablet things that look like a plastic chopping board. I have seen enough of them as people keep waving them in the air. Fucking idiots. And if I don't want a crappy slab, I am restricted to laptops with smaller screens. I don't want a smaller screen. I like the size I have – 17". I want to be able to see my
porn images without squinting.
So the market now seems to consist of shitty tablets or piddley screens. And even worse I am compelled to buy a licence for that pile of manure called Windows 8 which I do NOT want.
I did find a couple of machines on offer with 17" screens and a little more memory and disk space than I have at the moment. After all I hope to improve things with a new purchase? The trouble is that they are way up there in the four figure bracket. The cheapest of 'em comes in at around double what I paid for this yoke.
It looks like I'll just have to struggle on……..