Wednesday, August 10

In with the new!

I have a new laptop - breaking away from Toshiba which we have both tended to favour - mine is a Samsung S3510. My previous laptop had gradually got worse and worse, getting to the point of frustration as it would take so may attempts and acts of patience to get online. The problems started creeping in gradually - a few minutes here, a few "freezes" here but slowly and slowly the problems developed until it was intollerable. Whilst I am no wizz kid and would never consider myself as a geek (heaven forbid _ I am a blonde after all) I did have the necessary knowledge (basic) to be able to re-format my laptop when things got worse. I also regularly de-bug, defragment and clear up disk space - but enough was enough!
Jon is the technically minded one - so on Monday we tootled over to Curry's or is it now PC World - whoever - I think they are all the same now - we went there and after a relatively short time, talking to the geek and looking along the shelves we purchased this one.
It wasn't as expensive as the rest but I didn't need the functions which a lot were offering.  The geek asked me if I do much online gaming - did I need a console etc etc (do I look as though I do?) and when we said "No" he suggested this one together with a security and office package - and a cordless mouse and case, oh and a flash drive.
Arriving home I went through the necessary procedure to start up, link up and get online and here I am!
It is a pleasure to use and now I realise how bad the previous one was.

Similar thing happened in Homebase. I opened the door to an integrated fridge and was totally blown away! It was the basic model too - but nevertheless I was totally awestruck.

Our current fridge is an integrated one too, but it is old and in a serious state of disrepair. A few of the door shelves have broken as have the interior shelves/racks too. It is under the worktop - so not the most accessible. I can hardly wait for the new one to arrive!
It just goes to show how I have simply not noticed how  things have deteriorated around me and how we have put up with it all!


  1. Whoo-hoo, a brand-new lap-top is certainly an event to celebrate, well done, you - sounds like you have made the transition happily, too - all up and running as you are!

    Ahhh, I wants me a new big plush American fridge/freezer (my best mate has one, and I'm ever so jealous) but as hubby smuggly pointed out, "Where the hell would you put it, anyway?"

    (Hmph. No one likes a clever clogs, eh?)

  2. Congratulations, getting new equipment is awesome. If you use the older equipment by any chance, it will make you fall in love with the new one even more.

    Here's to many hours of enjoying your new laptop.

    God bless.

  3. Congratulations! Often we don't realise how bad things have become until we look at something new/different.

  4. I've never got too excited about a new fridge freezer, but I can empathise about the laptop. It doesn't happen very often, but there is something very satisfying about getting a new PC!

  5. Technology is super when it works well, but as we all know, extremely frustrating when it doesn't! Glad to see you have a new laptop and I can appreciate how much faster it will be working for you.

  6. I just had my laptop re-fixed, if that is a word. I bought it and then complained about it, but nothing was done. So when I took it in and told them I wanted a new one with credit for this piece of cr*p, they kindly fixed it all up for me at no cost. Now all is well. Whew!

  7. Oh, and by the way, in our paper today it reported that the scumbag rioters from our hockey game fiasco have not even been charged YET! People are fed up with the namby-pamby justice system here and want more speed and worse punishments here in Canada. I hope the Brits do better with charging their rioters...idiots!

  8. It's scary with how much we will put up! So glad you are pleased with your new purchases, they do look smart!

  9. Isn't it wonderful to have new things. I like the look of the fridge. Hmmm food for thought there.

    My geek told me that it's not our computers that wear out, it's the continual updates that take up all the space. No matter how much we defrag etc the space gets filled with updates. I believe him. I haven't had my laptop that long and already it's playing up.

  10. I need to update my laptop too, it's getting slower and slower ... of course the ten million Johnny Depp and dog pictures I have stored on there don't help! ROFL!

    New fridge looks nice!

  11. It looks very much like my new lap top :-)


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