Well I know you're talking about this...
I mean this...
Yep, the ssd prices should keep dropping... in the US... as long as the SS 0bamination doesnt sail headlong into anymore icebergs.
I discovered my expensive Toshiba had some micro cracks under the LCD glass and the problem got worse when I started to jack with it with my fingers....lol It looks like the damage was right where the little stops are that keep the lid from closing on the keyboard. They are hard plastic stops rather then rubber ones I have seen on other models.
I will eventually get it fixed.
I'm not sure if I want to tackle the LCD replacement myself or not. I did a web search and could not even find the part number for my model. The next step is taking it apart to get the number off the LCD back...I might just drop it off for repair...
How hard could it be?
I find myself paying for things that I used to do myself.
Since I needed something with some real processing power to run AutoCad, I ended up with a Toshiba Satellite running a really fast i7 quad-core with a 17 inch display, 8 GB of RAM, and a 786 GB HD, It's lightning fast, and has plenty of capacity, and the only time I ever hear the fans running is durinng virus scans, etc. It seems to run fairly cool. The Blu-Ray optical drive is handy as well, plus I love the keyboard design and function. Got it from Best Buy on closeout for $799, and they threw in Microsoft Office for free, as well as a two-year Toshiba warranty.
I'm really happy with it, the biggest problem I've experienced is mastering Windows 7.......still haven't figured out all of the capabilities.
I build my own desktops. When I replace the one that I have, I'm going to build it around an AMD six-core.
Better to keep on a solid surface when possible. I see kids use them on beds and couches. This is how they eventually end up coming to me. A solid surface is good. Elevated on a solid surface is better. Because it gives more space for cooling. When I work on laptops I frequently use semi hard ice packs. I can work on a laptop that has cooling or broken fan issues all day and night like that. I just keep switching out the ice packs.
Sometimes I find a need to use my laptop on my lap. I either use something solid between my knee and the fan or I adjust to avoid blocking the fan directly. And then I finish as soon as possible to return to a more suitable location.
Just a thought.
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