Friday, January 05, 2007

Wanted: Laptop for the Tim's Drive Thru

I want a laptop!

Guess I should of thought of this last month,
before Santa came, but it honestly just occurred to me that I need one.
The desktop PC in my office is so limiting. I actually have to STAY IN ONE PLACE. How 80's!!
I was in our basement rec room with the kids quite alot over the last few days and I was very frustrated because it was totally unproductive time. Sweetness and Light (aka - the sons) are young enough to need close supervision, but they don't need Mommy to actually play with them.
So I read, watch tv, ... but I could be writing, or blogging, or reading ebooks, or researching -- you know, useful stuff.
We have five computers in our house (three are hubby's for work, which I'm not aloud to touch), my son has one in his room for game playing (blame the grandparents!!), so can I possibly justify having ANOTHER? Probably not, but I think of all those words being lost in wasted time.
If I had a laptop, here's where/when I could use it:
  • watching kids play in basement
  • watching kids while they watch Dora/Diego/Scooby/Einsteins, etc...
  • in the kitchen waiting for toast to pop
  • in the kitchen waiting for Kraft Dinner water to boil
  • in the kitchen waiting for pizza delivery dude
  • in the bathroom while kids are splashing in the tub
  • in bed (!)
  • at son's speech therapy
  • at son's martial arts class (scratch that -- don't want to miss all the gossip)
  • at son's swimming lessons
  • waiting at the Tim Hortons drive-thru
  • can I use it in the bathtub or is that dangerous?
  • in the bathroom (oh shut up! Sometimes things take a while!)
That's quite a list, you must agree! But what kind to get? There are so many sales on right now! What brand has an easy/no-stress wireless internet? If I get an Apple ibook, will it be compatible with my PC? What size screen? How much memory?
Oh, forget it... I'm all confused.
What do you use?


Amy Ruttan said...

I have an Acer lap top. I use to have to use hubby's work lap top which limited my writing and surfing to late at night or on weekends provided he didn't have any work. So I finally convinced him that it was much more safer for my files and our pictures to be on our own personal lap top. We had an issue where his work lap top died and I lost some files. I guess it worked, I love my lap top. The kids can play and I can sit on the couch and watch them and be able to work. You so need to get one!

Anonymous said...

I have a laptop, and I love it! It's a Compaq Presario R3000, it's PC-based, runs Windows XP and has easy, no-stress wireless internet. :) When I unplug it and take it either outside or into the garage to hang out with hubby, the battery lasts for about two and a half hours, which is pretty good. We had an old laptop back in 1998 and the battery only lasted for thirty minutes after the 'puter was unplugged.

I had one bump in the road with my laptop, though, which you probably remember: back in September of last year, the hard drive died. But we got a new hard drive and things have worked fine since then.

I think you would love a laptop!

Christine said...

I couldn't survive without my laptop. It gives me the flexibility to move away from my children and husband when I need to. And yes, my girls are older. :)

Buy one, you'll love it.

Wylie Kinson said...

ZERO against
I like it!
But I'm waiting for my husband to post :)

Kate R said...

Here's what you do not want: a Dell. On the plus side, they have a great extended service plan. On the negative side, chances are good you'll have to use it. A lot.

I'm on my FOURTH Laptop and I only bought one. And after the first one died, I started treating the Dell very, very carefully.

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks for your comments, all! Shall compute feedback, search under sofa cushions for loose change and wait patiently until the next Futureshop flyer comes.