Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Laptop Saga: Decision Postponed

Oh, while I think of it -- remember how I was shopping for a new laptop, since my old one has gotten flaky? That wound up interacting with the changes at the company. Since we suddenly have a lot of spare equipment, I decided (after five years) to grab one of the company laptops for my use.

It's quite the little toy: an IBM ThinkPad T43p. It's a little old now (only one core -- horrors), but I suspect it was top-of-the-line when it was bought a year or two ago. Small, light, decently powerful, with every toy possible. The built-in Bluetooth is, so far, completely useless, but I'm still enjoying the fingerprint-scanner login. The feel of the keyboard is lovely, although the placement of the Fn key (where the Ctrl key should be) is still making me nuts.

Eventually, I'll probably have to deal with getting myself a new laptop that's my own property. But for now, this suffices nicely: since what I wanted was mainly for web browsing and typing, with XP for the occasions that I actually want Windows-based software (such as Simple Sudoku, my toy of the month), it's doing quite nicely for the time being...
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