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11-05-2011 09:45 PM
We did have two older laptops, both dual core processors, one was HP 6000 and other was HP dv9000 model. One for shop, the other for office. Well, last month the office PC stopped working because of drink spillage. Hard drive fried. Then 3 days ago my back up PC quite, apparently a virus. The laptop would not turn on, hard drive was not registering at all. Checked bios and hard drive test failed repeatedly.
So off to Best Buy I go yesterday. Understand running the custom cabinet shop I have to have a PC so this was urgent. My EVO phone actually came in real handy when faced with no actual PC. I checked CL for two days straight and nothing really jumped out at me for under 200.00. Most were in the 300.00 range used and that was for Dual Core laptops, which was no actual upgrade over what I had.
At Best Buy I managed to land an ASUS laptop that has 500 Gig hard drive, 4 Gig Ram and Intel Core i3 processor 2.2 for 349.00. I am not a gamer and CAD is not real demanding for me, but to be able to multi task was extremely important. Currently I am online, I have 9 web pages open within 1 IE, I have Cabinet Planner open, I am downloading AVG anti-virus software and have a PDF document open. The PC is very fast, opens pages and documents immediately and my multitasking does not affect it or slow it in the least bit.
So I am very very excited.
I have more to report about the old PC. TBC
THanks for reading, Jerry