"I love technology….." Kip Dynamite
Ya’ll, my computer is seriously tired. I never noticed we had much issue with page load speed until I started blogging and now it seems like it takes forever stinking ever to get from one page to another. If you think I am snobbing you on commenting on your blogs, I am SO not trying to…It just takes 3 hours to get to everyone in my sidebar much less you new girls I am loving to read. Feedblitz is looking better and better but I miss commenting with that…Luke and I are also competing for computer time on a much larger scale as we both are frantic to get our sermons/Bible studies typed, complete school work, and work in a friendly game of Luxor when the
addiction mood hits.
So, I’ve decided to start saving my money towards a lap top…This may take a while seeing as I have no job or anything so technically, I do not have any money to save. I should say that Luke will start saving money for me a laptop though he may not totally be aware of this yet…I do have a birthday and Christmas coming up so maybe I can find some justification in there somewhere.
What I need to know from you is, do any of you have laptops you are in love with? That are lighting fast and don’t weigh 50 lbs? That are easy to plug in to a printer? Will I need a separate printer or is it just as easy to hook in with the one I have for my desktop? If so, please tell me about them. I don’t know anything about all the Gigabytes and Mhz stuff or cd write speeds…I just need someone to tell me what I need to get that works for you….Once I figure this out I’m going to get an idea on price so I can start collecting Luke’s change and writing my grocery checks for $20 over…You know the drill…
This sister in need thanks you in advance for all the yummy technical advice I just know you are going to send my way! :)
I LOVE my Apple iBook G4 by Macintosh. It is a great size, fast, portable, and I can scroll by using two fingers on the pad, instead of scrolling by using the side bar. I use it for my school (I’m a teacher and I haul my own computer to school), and at home. With five computers in my house, my kids like using mine, and I sometimes have to fight to get it! :) Just thought I’d add my two-cents worth.
Blessings from California!
I have a Dell Latitude D620 with an Intel Core 2…and it’s great and I’ve had others. This one is a keeper. Fast and light – I travel a great deal so I hear ya about the “heavy” laptops!
Delurking long enough to answer and add that I’m a regular reader and thoroughly enjoy your blog!
I’ve got a Dell Inspiron 6400 and its easy enough for me to use it! As far as all the technical stuff inside it, on the Dell website they offer deals where they double the memory and speed etc. for the same price, so I figure the more the better right? They build them according to your specification. Also, I’ve got this nifty little whole in the side that fits my camera memory card so I can just pop it in to download my millions of photos I take!
Hope you get one soon,
Lots of love,
What do you have now? I have a dell 2400 … it’s not a lap top but I’m about to strip it of my data.. and it will work just fine…
I have bought a 4GB bec. I do so much on mine…work, etc..
in other words.. if you want it until you can buy a new one… we can meet in S’ville and i’ll give you this one…
just a thought…
I should have mine up and running by the end of the week.. I hope..
I don’t have a printer…but everything else is great..
and it’s free…
my only stipulation will be that when you are done with it.. you find a needy person.. and give it to them….
and if you aren’t interested.. that is ok too…
Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I am Colorado Dreamin’ all the time! We are going there on Friday! and staying till the 8th. We don’t have a house yet so we are camping out at a campground for a couple of days and then heading to a friends condo in Keystone the rest of the time. I don’t really care where I am as long as I am there. We really love it and when the Lord wills we will move there.
As far as laptops go, I LOVE MINE! I got a Dell Inspiron 600m because it was the lightest one. You can check out their website and it gives you details on how much they weigh. I take mine with me on my trips out of town and everything b/c it has wireless internet. And I don’t have a hard time hooking it up to my printer or my camera. They make wireless printers now too.
Thanks again for visiting my blog. I am lovin’ all these new friends!
Dell.com! That’s all we have ever had and we love it. You create the laptop yourself and it becomes the price you want and need with the amount of stuff you need on it. We have an Inspirion 6000 and I can’t dream of having anything different – although, I love a good Mac and wouldn’t mind having one of those in a few years! :)
I had a Dell Inspiron and DH has a SONY VAIO. I now have an HP Pavillion that I LOVE. It’s easy to just plug into the printer and I don’t have to do anything but “hit print”….also the speed is great…but I suspect your speed could have something to do with your wireless service provider as well.
I have also used the iBook from Mac and PowerBook G4 (from my school). Both are sufficiently fast.
I hope you get it fast and that it “DOES” make things go faster!!
All of these are lightweight.
We have 2 Dells. A desktop and a laptop. The laptop we have had for 4 or 5 years and haven’t had any problems….even when i lock it up and hard crash it by taking off the battery, she always starts right back up! I recommend a Dell!
…not as much as you, you see!
Always and forever! ;-)
Just hopped over here for the first time! I used to be a big PC user but I LOVE my MAC! I have had virtually no problems the past 4 years. The people at Apple are extremely helpful when you are picking out your computer, and quick to fix any problems. It took a bit of adjusting, but I think it is more user friendly! Good luck with saving up! I’ll be visiting your blog again :)
Hey, I nominated you and your great hair as a Rockin’ Girl Blogger!
Have you noticed a slowing down of your blog since you added BlogginChicks? I took it off of mine b/c I couldn’t search or do much of anything without it taking FOREVER. Everytime you go back to your home page, it has to re-load and it really slows down blogging. Everytime I visit a blog with their blogroll it takes at least 2 minutes for me to ever see their blog. I wish they could figure out a better way to list the blogroll. It is a fun group I’m sure.
While you waiting for your birthday or Christmas (whichever comes first) let’s consider improving the speed of your current PC. Sometimes spyware can be the cause of slow response time. Here are a couple of spyware removal tools that I use:
Ad-Aware – http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware
Spybot – http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Each of these is free for the basic version. They may not help, but they won’t do any damage either.
Lets start with simple solutions first. If this doesn’t work we can then try something else.
I have a Dell Inspiron that I just got a few months ago. I love it, even though it came with Vista.
It’s easy to use. It can easily plug into a printer, but I connect to ours via our wireless network.