Just bought myself a new laptop – have to pick it up when we go into town on Friday, because I didn’t have enough in the account to pay for it today – needed to transfer some money so I’ve paid a deposit and will pay the rest on Friday. Bummer having to wait, but something to look forward to! It is an Asus 13.5″ – very light but with more grunt than my current laptop. No numeric keypad, but as I never use that it isn’t a problem. Has up to 10 hours of battery life because of the smaller screen and newer processor. The reviews I’ve seen on the net seem to indicate it was a good choice. I was tossing up between the Asus and a Toshiba 15″ with even more memory, and a numeric keypad, but only 2.5 hours battery life. It was $100 cheaper. Both have the USB ports at the front of the sides, like my current one, which is a bit of a bummer. Also looked at an HP, which had USB ports at the rear of the sides, but I’m not really keen on HP.
It does have Windows 7 – the good thing about that is that I will get to know it so I can help Bill when he says why is my computer doing this, that or the other. The bad thing is that my experience with Windows 7 on Bill’s computer has been somewhat frustrating to date. I’ll soon find out whether I adapt to it quickly or not.