Monday, April 25, 2011

My new toy

The power cord for my laptop stopped working yesterday.

The battery had started fading last fall. Not a big deal considering I always have it plugged in, right?

Well, it became a big deal because I had a dead power cord and only 30 minutes of power in the battery.

Right away we tried the power cord for Gord's laptop (he also has a Dell) and the power cord for my work laptop (a Toshiba) but neither were compatible.

I looked online and power cords were priced from $20 (plus taxes/delivery) from a distributor to $90 (plus taxes/delivery) from Dell ... and it would be here within two weeks.

This morning, after giving some thought to it, I decided it was time to buy a new laptop. Besides the battery and the power cord, the modem was dying and the laptop was shutting down if it had been on for a while. I had gotten the Dell over three years ago and it had served me well.

I had today off so I went to Future Shop. Ricardo was very helpful. I told him my needs and he showed me three laptops. I bought the middle one. I had them format it and put a security program on it; plus I bought a three year warranty that covers everything.

15 comments:

Tatiana said...

Congrats on your new laptop! I also upgraded recently for the same reason, and love it.

Isabel said...

yay on the new lap top!!!

Teresa said...

Enjoy your new toy.

Gran said...

Have fun with your new laptop! I'm saving for a new one myself. This looks great!

Sarah Ruth said...

HEY! I just bought a new laptop too! Gotta love it. Although, I've been having trouble getting my Outlook to work on it. Grr. Can't live with them, can't live without them!

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Cindy said...

Good for you, I want a laptop one day! Mine died, it had served us well for probably seven years or more, not bad, eh?

BetteJo said...

FUN!!!!

Lord of the Wings said...

I hope it serves you well!

Julie said...

I love it! Color me envious.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, good for you! I always feel a bit of paranoia when it comes to my computer, since my biggest fear is that something will crash and burn!

Lady Banana said...

Hope you're having fun setting it all up to your liking!

Teena in Toronto said...

It's a lot of working putting everything on it ...

Dawn said...

This is so funny because I bought the Samsung R525 3 weeks ago. I hope you like your new toy as much as I like my new toy. And agreed...it's taking forever to get everything transferred over. That part I'm NOT enjoying-lol.

Sarah said...

You must be enjoying your new toy!

Julie said...

Very nice, very nice!
We are saving up for a Mac. I have never had one and Shel swears by one. They are pricey though, so it's a little ways off, but I can't wait.
Can't wait to hear how you enjoy this!