Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Laptop... sigh..

I'm being forced to get a laptop for work and this is the one they're giving me.  I hate, hate, hate laptops (yes, I know many people have them). They're clunky, cumbersome and more junk to drag back and forth to work. They're bad for carpal tunnel syndrome (I've dealt with that) and the last time I had one the hard drive crashed on three "New" apple laptops in a row. Turns out the type of laptop (which was the same over and over) were all defective. So, I've sworn off them. Now I'm being forced to use one again. Sigh.
- After reading the reviews below, I can't tell you how excited I am to get it.

DELL  Latitude E6510

Average Customer Rating:
3.583 out of 5

Product Uses:architect
Review:I've had this machine for about 2 months. I use it 8 hours a day doing Autocad. After spending about 20 hours loading it up with all of my software. It locks up at least 3-4 times a day, I have to power it off and lose all information since my last save. Worked with Dell for a day running all hardware test. They concluded it was windows xp. So they sent me a new hard drive. It was supposed to be loaded with all the software I bought it with, but NO. It was not even formatted. Spent another 4 hours with Dell on the phone just loading everything that it should of had when I got it.
After that I had spent another 10 hours loading all of my stuff again. One day later...LOCKED UP.
I am running the same exact setup I have ran for the last couple of years on another Dell computer. I want my money and time back. But Dell will not do that. DO NOT BUY THIS COMPUTER.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

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