May 1st, 2007


Laptop 2.0.

It's no secret that my laptop has developed a few problems with its power system.[1][2][3] Unfortunately, it appears the final death is rapidly approaching - the same as what happened to mel16. Needless to say my casual laptop shopping has become a bit more earnest.

Sam recently purchased and is enjoying his HP / Compaq nx7300. As a rule, I love and recommend HP / Compaq. But, having been so burnt (pun intended) on this laptop, I have two new requirements. For some crazy reason, though, they are mutually exclusive:

  1. A robust power plug.
  2. Two mouse buttons.

Indecision 2007: this is when people recommend their favourite brands and models. Thanks for your help!