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I’ve been considering getting a new laptop (or at least saving up for one), particularly the MacBook Pro.  The problem is, the one I want retails at $2499, and that’s a bit more expensive than I’d like to spend.  So, I decided, rather than buy a new laptop, I’d make the old one work.  So, I bought a new LCD panel / housing for it ($174, eBay) and a new battery ($45, eBay) so I should be alright for a while.  The thing that stinks about it, is it uses one of the original Pentium 4 processors, so it’s a power hog, so the new battery will still only get about 2.5 hours per charge.  The interesting thing is, the processing power of the laptop is still on par with some of the new laptop you can buy.  P4, 1.6 Ghtz, 1Gb of RAM.  Still a good laptop by today’s standards.

Guess I’ll keep it around for a while.

2 Responses to “New Laptop vs. Current Laptop”

  1. Ja Says:

    At least you’re not running windows, right? You’re not running windows, right?

  2. dave Says:

    Of course not. My PCs only run Linux right now. Kubuntu Feisty Fawn on the laptop, and openSuse 10.2 on the main desktop. My wife’s PC still runs Windows. Though I will say, if she’s on my PC, she is able to successfully navigate to a web browser, without asking how. Forward motion in my book. Next stop, commandline training.

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