Looking For Replacement for Computer that is Sleeping With the Fishes

I haven’t really had much time yet to look for a replacement computer, but a replacement computer I must have! SwampMan stubbornly insists on doing actual work in the evening using his, so my ability to get online has been severely hampered. Now that I don’t have to be awake at the buttcrack of dawn (this description was given to me by a coworker!) to go to an actual job that pays actual money to pay for my actual expenses, I *might* be able to actually post again in the wee hours of the morning when SwampMan goes into hibernation. I suppose I should let go of some of my few remaining funds and get a new one, particularly since SwampMan refuses to let me configure his computer the way I like, and to save all 7,000 or so of my favorite websites. I can put nothing in “favorites”.

Soooooo. Do I want a cute little portable computer that I can blog from in the comfy chair (that will probably be destroyed the first time the grandchildren come over and I forget to put it out of reach of small people) while I sit companionably beside SwampMan while he swears at his computer while he watches very loud movies involving car chases and dismemberment, or a big clunky desktop that I can retire to for hours on end in peace and quiet out in the office that SwampMan refers to as “the bat cave”?

I’m undecided! Anybody got any suggestions? Remember, I need to go as cheaply inexpensively as possible, but I would like my computer to be dependable.

Update: Note to self: Move battery backup from dead computer now resting in state to SwampMan’s computer. Damnit.

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    robert said,

    try the dell outlet at 11:00 am in the morning your time. in the IT industry we call it fishing, you can find a new dell machine with OS for less than 200. if you need help let me know.
    i love your posts, i miss my days on the horse ranch

  2. 2

    swampie said,

    Thanks! Er, darn. I read it too late to try this morning.

  3. 3

    Robert D said,

    The laptop will make you an unproductive, LazyBoy sittin, websurfing, weight-gaining computer junkie. I love mine! And in the LazyBoy my back feels much better.

  4. 4

    Robert D said,

    Oh, and I’ve got two Dells and I like em.

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    kcduffy said,

    If you get the LazyBoy version, you can always take it to Denny’s for a Grand Slam & blog about the food and the service!

    Lovely Daughter had a Dell laptop. I’d like to get it back & make it ‘mine’ since she got a newer one, but don’t see that happening any time soon. I DID take it to Montana with me on my first trip ’round the continent after our return from Hawai’i. Howcum Lovely Daughter & Handsome Hubby have crappy computers & mine never gives me a lick of trouble…when they’re the same machine?

    Good luck, Swampie, we miss you!


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