Saturday, September 05, 2015

Laptop #4

It's been useful in the past to document my laptop purchases, so now that number 4 is being delivered Thursday...

I never plan laptop purchases, they just sort of happen after the old one dies. In this case, my slightly more than 5 year old laptop wouldn't restart after a recent power outage (it didn't have great battery life, so I was pretty sure the battery had died while the power was out). I put the boot disk in and got it to reboot from the CD ROM drive, and then ran windows update. The laptop wouldn't restart after the updates installed, so I had to turn it off and turn it back on. After it restarted (and gave me the error saying it hadn't shut down properly) I shut it all the way down, and then it wouldn't start again at all. I had already formatted it back in January and re-installed the minimum programs necessary to buy some more time, so I guess the fact that I got over eight more months out of it was an okay deal.

Anyway - Lenovo G50, $304 on Amazon. Like a third of the cost of my first laptop. Continuing with my total lack of brand loyalty to laptops.

- 15.6" high definition widescreen (same size as my previous one)
- 6GB of RAM (two laptops ago this was 512MB!!)
- 2.0GHz AMD A8-series processor
- 500GB hard drive
- up to 5 hours of battery life
- Windows 8 (ehhh...)

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