I need a laptop before Fall this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    People aren't necessarily using as many shopping heuristics as you may like unfortunately.
    Let's put it this way. I'm happily using a 5 year old laptop without any complaints. A new machine would cost me now... hmm... let's go to the low end and say $800. Well, I spent less of that in all books and software I bought to learn and program in C++. What's more valuable?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


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    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    5 years? Well at least we both by durable goods. My Compaq laptop died after about eight years. I suppose it could still work if I replaced some parts, but I originally purchased it in 1999.

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