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Emigrated from America to New Zealand and never looked back. Couldn't have asked for a better husband, family & life!


Firstly, I must apologize for being so lax lately. I have been quite busy, taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather until the last few days here.

I do have some lovely dishes to put up soon (I promise). I will soon be posting my stuffed portobello mushrooms and a gorgeous creamy tarragon chicken dish, but alas...my laptop is now more of a footrest, back support, or bun warmer (if you know what I mean) and I am in the market for a new one...

New device MUST HAVE:

  • Fastest processor available to man (and woman)...or damned close! (Core 2 Duo 8600???)
  • 4 Gb Ram - Minimum
  • at LEAST 250 Gb HDD (500 Gb even better)
  • 17" screen

Now...any suggestions are quite welcome (if you have any clue what a Gb or HDD is).

I'm actually thinking about staying clear of Toshiba as that's what crapped out after only 3 years...Lenovo, perhaps...leaning toward custom Dell Studio XPS though. Just not sure...

Tell me what you have used, trusted, hated, loved, etc., and I will take it all under advisement as I shop around. The good news, I suppose, is that the prices should be good right now as everyone and their brother wants to make some money right now, yes?

I will also be looking around in Honolulu soon for a better deal, so...new options might be US retailers and Costco?... Taking work with me, but plan to have a bit of fun as well!

(sigh) Okay, back to work...I feel a little bit better now. :o)

2 Thoughts & Remarks:

NuKiwi said...

Anyone using MacBook Pro???

Joie de vivre said...

We love our mac but don't have a laptop. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

I can relate to your wanting to hang on to the last bit of summer. Here, I am practically comatose from the winter weather and am waiting with baited breath for the first hint of spring. It was actually sunny today (could it be a sign?), but still in the 30's. I've so enjoyed reading your posts about summer while I'm in the depths of winter. I'm living warm weather vicariously through you. Perhaps I can do the same for you when we are in summer.

Good luck with your computer problem and have fun in Hawaii!