It's time for a new computer, and this time, I've decided to be proactive. I started writing in 2001, using an old computer we'd had since the Eisenhower days. Well, maybe not that long ago, but it was old. Then, one day it went bang-kapooie, and we got a brand spanking new one. Two years later, the new had worn off and it just looked like it had been spanked...a lot.
I am one of those unfortunate people who knows little about computers, which wouldn't be so bad, except I'm also one of those lazy people who don't want to know anything about computers. I just want it to do what I want it to do when I want it to do it. When the poor, abused machine finally crashed...you know the fatal error they never seem to be able to recover from...we had the hard drive replaced, with a warning that it wouldn't last long. That warning turned out to be too true.
About four years ago, for my birthday, my sweet husband gave me a laptop. I loved it...still do. But it's getting some age on it. The numbers and letters are disappearing off the key board, it's loaded with manuscripts, various versions of each manuscript, partial manuscripts, ideas for future revisions of various versions of each manuscript, and well, various versions of various versions. Basically, it's loaded.
My wedding anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks and in lieu of a little romantic getaway, I asked for another laptop. So I'm in the market and have no idea what I'm looking for, what I need, what I want or what the best one is.
Anyone have a suggestion for a laptop brand, and a good place to find one? Please, help me before another fatal error hits!