Sunday, January 31, 2010
Time for a New Computer
I've written 110 of the 350 words required for my first Humanities discussion (due Tuesday). I saved what I have so far on a flashdrive so I can finish it tomorrow. I have a 2 1/2-hour break between classes on Mondays and Wednesdays that I've been using to study or complete assignments. My laptop has Word 2003, though, and the school uses Word 2007. The school's computer should be able to read my version, but can my computer read the 2007 version? They have laptop stations so I could bring mine with me, but the battery life is not very long.
As I was debating whether I should get a new one, I was flipping through the channels on TV and saw that they were selling Acer Netbooks for $380. Really? That cheap now? And small enough to throw in my purse? I'm sold. I haven't heard a lot of good things about Acer, though. My Toshiba laptop survived an end-over-end tumble down a flight of stairs. I've had it at least four years and it's still working for me. I wonder how much a Toshiba netbook goes for...
I found a 10-inch, 3-pound, Toshiba netbook for $322.84 on Amazon. It has a battery life of 9 hours. It sounds perfect for taking back and forth to school.
Does anybody remember when we had to type on a typewriter? Those little plastic strips we used to correct mistakes? Having to "squeeze" letters to fix typos? Having to start all over with every revision? I don't miss that at all. Some changes are definitely for the better!