Sunday, June 8, 2008

Attention Fellow Dorks and Techies!

I am in the market for an inexpensive laptop of reasonable quality. Now that I have a job, I think I'll be able to afford my own computer so I don't have to compete with Matt when I want to be online or writing or whatever. Also, it'd be cool to pop into someplace with WiFi at lunchtime so I can blog and eat a sandwich at the same time without having to worry about whether it's against company policy.

I do have an old iBook, but the thing is slow to surf and quick to overheat. Also, wireless internet isn't an option here. We've had a good run, but I need something new. Not even brand new--I know there are great refurbished deals out there.

I am looking to you, oh world of internet friends, for suggestions and advice. Also, directions to any Consumer Reports-esque websites comparing PC laptops would be appreciated. My dream laptop is a MacBook Pro, but honestly, I just can't afford it right now, and what I need the most is a computer I can write on, do internet stuff on, and of course, upload all kinds of diabetes data on.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions, and stay tuned to Dorkabetic for a better blog update. I've actually got some good posts in mind for the week, including a reader question! The job is going great! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!


  1. I have a Macbook and want to never get another computer. I highly recommend it, but probably not the cheapest computer you can find (but definitely the best ;) ).

  2. Hannah Mac -
    I say, go for the MAC! As in Mac Book Pro or Mac Book Air. I love my MB-Pro and find it very user friendly and bug free. ProCare is a must and is worth the extra 100 bucks for the year. Also, each laptop comes with Apple Care included and the service was hassle free when I needed it!

  3. I get emails from Dell since I bought my laptop and my parents' new computer from them. I can pass on information from them.

    What are you looking for, specs-wise?


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