My trusty laptop has succumbed to something, not sure what. I dropped >5Gb in a couple hours, taking the C: drive almost to the point of non-functioning.
The Dell Inspiron is an oldy but goody, in use nearly 16 hours/day. 17″ screen (love love love) and 300 Gb memory (yeah, ho-hum), fairly fast. Weighs a ton though and it runs “hot” so not real lap-friendly.
I’ll be packing it up, taking it to my local Staples and the “nice young men” who always manage to dig me out of tough spots.
I think I might tiptoe through the new offerings. I’m hankering after something in a 1T.
But Windows 8.1 isn’t floating my boat. I may have to deal. I dunno.
What is in my future is killer anti-virus software and a Microsoft Office upgrade (I am years out of date).
In any case… this is me this fine morning:
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1.) Windows 10 is coming in 2015…. wait for it if you can!!! (I’ve been using the ISO technical preview and it’s AmAzInG!!!)
2.) Buy this Targus Lap Chill Mat for Laptop: you will love it forever! amazon.com/Targus-Chill-Laptop-Black-AWE55US/dp/B002NU5O9C/ The fans are quiet, it easily accomidates my 17in Toshiba, the fans are quiet and it plugs right into your usb so power is a breeze. Tip: DON’T buy the upgrade. I did and HATED it. The fans were loud, the “L shaped rubber pads” aren’t nearly as secure as version one, and “comfortable angle” riser that is supposed to collapse for easy storage in your laptop bag (Why I bought it in the first place) collapses frequently and at the most inopportune times. Newer is not always better. LOL
Oh great tip, thanks Carly!
P.S. Don’t let the staples guys talk you into Norton (It’s okay but bulky as hell and will significantly slow your operating system and please, whatever you do, don’t buy McAffe. Brand recognition does not guarantee good software. Buy Webroot SecureAnywhere. At 20-30 dollars (Depending on how many computers you want protected) The 2015 version is currently on sale and so it’s less than half the price of the bigger named products. It has near perfect malware protection and barely slows your computer at all during day to day operation. (Only drawback is that you will have to run weekly maintenance at night since that is time consuming.)
Read PCMag’s Review (Or just take my word for it!): http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2470312,00.asp#
Buy it here: http://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/affiliates/wsc-29?ref=cj&rc=2614
Staples has a special protection plan using pro quality software so I got that. If ever I need help I just bring it to Staples and they fix it. Woo!
Be brave. Win 8 is livable with. And Win 10 isn’t far away.