I'm having computer trouble. The hard drive on my 1.5 year old ACER laptop died in Dec/06 and I had to have it replaced (the drive). I complained to the technician who did it for me, how it was ridiculous that a drive would go on such a new computer.
Sounding bored, he explained that the average business computer lasts 1-2 years before it needs to be replaced. I pointed out that this wasn't a business computer, that I used it in my home office. Rolling his eyes, he said, "Lady, any laptop that has a keyboard with 75% of the keys worn off IS a business computer." (Until then, I hadn't noticed how many letters were gone).
Fair enough. But here's the thing: It's two months later and I'm having trouble again, so I'm considering buying a new laptop. I've never owned a MAC, but a few people have told me I should get one. And yet, buying one feels like I'm switching religions or something. As a writer, I don't need much. Internet access, Microsoft Word, and I'm good to go.
What's your opinion? What do you use?