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Three Laptop Computers

The machine I am currently typing on is an acer ASPIRE 5532, and it is, pardon my French, a piece of shit. It was cheap, that's why I have it. And it has windows 7 and a screen big enough to show some spreadsheet. I can't remember exactly what I paid for it, but it was something close to $350. One of the reasons I despise this machine is that ACER keeps sending me messages, offering to update things every day, etc. I just went into the messaging thing trying to shut it off, and it won't let me. I can set it for the minimum number of messages (monthly) and so that it doesn't make a distracting sound when it is sending me the unwanted message. It's a form of harrassment. This machine is full of commercial harassment parading as service. I hate windows 7 with a passion already. It's like they keep making everything stupider. My last computer, which is still with me, is the MSI Wind, which I got for $300 with the 6 cell battery. It has windows xp which is tolerable. It is a "netbook" with a 95% keyboard that types fine, a reasonably functional fingerpad, an LED screen and a long battery life. It's a hard working fast slick little machine and I respect it. The one before that was a Mac G4, and I fell in love with that machine the day I got it. It cost $1400 but I had a job then and it was what I wanted. I enjoyed the colors of the screen, the magnet that held it closed, the on/off button. And the language that the machine spoke was unfamiliar, but I understood it; I could figure out how to do what I wanted to do. There was no advertising. The machine sold me. Mac is the way. I will never buy a HP because they supported the Shrub regime. The original reason I went with a Mac was campaign contributions.


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Mar. 13th, 2010 08:26 am (UTC)
I hear what you say about Windows, I have been irritated since the 90s when they came up with "My Documents". We would have bought an Asus ul50vt if they had had one when we were at Best Buy.

Do any big corporations not buy off politicians? Not that I'd give money to HP... though unfortunately they are the only PC supplier my employer will buy from.
Mar. 13th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
I recently bought a Toshiba netbook. It's running Windows 7 Starter - Win7 without all the unwanted bells and whistles. I like it a lot. I also still have my old HP laptop, the big one. It runs great. I had no idea they supported Bush.

I hope you're able to get a Mac one day soon. You got a lot of life out of the one you had. Sheesh. It went everywhere with you!
Mar. 13th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
Sorry you hate your Acer so much...I like mine. I simply deleted all the annoying commercial crap out the first day I had it and I have no annoying messages. I do that with every new computer I get ....I clean it out before I ever start really using it! Delete, delete, delete it all!
Mar. 13th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
I guess I need help getting the annoying commercial crap deleted. I got rid of their stupid backup reminders and demands that I use the virus software that they sell, but the acer "updates" are still active. I tried to shut them up yesterday but it didn't work.

It's windows 7 that I hate, the machine is just cheaply constructed. We'll see how it holds up. I may come to like the acer more than I do now. I'm not getting rid of it.
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