My New(ish) Laptop

A few weeks back I bought a second hand HP Pavilion ZD8000 Notebook on eBay. The buying process went very smoothly, thankfully.

It’s got a nice 17″ display, but because of that it’s quite heavy. Overall though I’m very happy with it. But! I might not be holding on to it for long. Why? Well, I had originally planned on buying an Apple Macbook (or Macbook Pro), but I couldn’t really afford one. So while waiting for an auction to appear on eBay that I might be able to bid on, I decided to check out the Notebook listings.

Once I saw this one and the price it was listed at, I contacted my sister (who’s planning on buying a notebook) and told her about it. I said I would bid on the notebook if she might be interested in buying it off me. She said she would, so I placed my bid and won the auction.

Now I’m on the hunt for a nice, well priced Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro or MacBook Air :)

Laptops for under $100!

From the BBC Technology website:

Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and founder of MIT’s Media Labs, says he is developing a laptop PC that will go on sale for less than $100 (£53).

While this sounds too good to be true, Nicholas goes on to say

The device will probably be exported as a kit of parts to be assembled locally to keep costs down.

So, it’s kinda a do it yourself laptop :) I wonder if the instructions will be any better than the ones that come with kitchen units and stuff ;)