need a new tool

Work tonight. Got home from the gym and gallivanting around a bit. So I’ll make this kind of brief.  

I went to Best Buy today to look for a new laptop. I love the one I have and am using at this very moment, but it’s a behemoth of a laptop – An Asus G75, that I call Imperator. I put in an SSD, blu-ray drive, upped the RAM to 16gb, boots to Windows 7 in seconds. Probably have $1500 invested in it since it’s debut early last summer. I won $1200 at a casino, that’s how I basically got it. Figured might as well go over the top while I have the funds-As far as PC gaming goes, this behemoth should last me a good 3-4 years. The G75 series is definitely not the most mobile of computers. I love it, but my back does not. Plus since it is a full-on desktop replacement, it just gobbles up power.

With and my ambition to write daily, on the fly, anywhere-Well I figure I should try and get a laptop that’s capable. More importantly it need be more mobile. With the $42 I currently have in my bank account obviously nothing is obtainable at the moment. However, that’s not going to stop me from trying to window shop a little.

I’ve narrowed my choices down to the cheapest laptops they carry at that Best Buy store. One is $269, the other $299. Decent entry level PCs. With their respective platter HDDs, they get to the Windows 8 metro desktop in about 30-40 seconds. MS Office takes about 10 seconds or so to load up. So with my own internal RAM, I’ll need a good minute from cold boot to keep my ideas from fading away! Ha! Definitely need to throw in an SSD tho. Imperator’s semper fidelis speed is something I’ve grown quite accustomed to.  

Why do I need to be mobile to write? Well, I am writing at home now, yes, but I just do not feel comfortable doing it here. I feel rather claustrophobic at home. I like background noise, I like watching people, I like to read in moderately loud public places like the busy food court in a shopping mall.

I suppose I enjoy finding peace and order in chaos. Hmmph-That in itself might explain my tastes in music.   

2 thoughts on “need a new tool

  1. ron, i am struck by how uncomfortable you are “at home.” in general american terms, being “at home” connotes being comfortable. maybe your house is not your home. however if it is inspiring this newer bolder recipe of ron, i can appreciate your chosen turmoil. PS move in with us. haha, kind of.

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