It recently dawned on me that I could do with getting a new laptop.
There’s nothing disastrously wrong with my old one – a Sony Vaio – except that its C drive is almost full and it’s started running a bit slow. Plus it gets so hot I can use it as an extra radiator and I’m convinced it’s roasted some of the meat on my thighs but considering it’s about seven years old and I ask it to do a fair bit in the way of graphics, it’s not doing too badly.
So now I have the hideous task of finding a new one. It only has to fulfil two requirements: have fantastic design/build quality and perform perfectly.
See – I don’t want much!
Actually there’s a third requirement – it has to be fairly inexpensive. So that rules out all the Mac’s. Plus, although they’re beautiful, I don’t want a Mac because then I’d have to buy new software. And they’re a bit annoying.
To cut a very long story short, I’ve whittled it down to two choices – the HP Pavilion DM3-1020EA and the Acer Aspire Timeline 5810TZG .
They both have partially aluminium casing and are mildly better looking than most I saw on my Tottenham Court Road recce. The HP has a slightly better spec. The Acer is a bit prettier and bigger. But the HP is cheaper. Although perhaps I should get one with a bigger screen. But the bigger screen Acer has a slower processor and is about £120 more expensive.
I really can’t decide – it’s just too much for me. It took almost a year for me to decide which mobile phone I should get. (The Blackberry Curve 8520 eventually won the toss.)
So which laptop shall I get? Ip dip…