Fix, buy economy or buy new?
by Mijo2much - 2/7/09 8:12 PM
I have a 3 year old laptop that is Damn slow (Toshiba Satalite),it is taking 5 minutes (literally) to boot up and be ready to use. It is windows XP. We use it in the house, on the wireless, mostly surfing. Some e-mail. Occasionally write a word document. I want to have a faster web experience, should I a) reformat the hard drive and try to resuscitate this computer ( I am guessing $100 but will probably need it again in a year) b) buy a new, economy laptop, for $500, and be frustrated with that in another 3 years c) buy a netbook type computer for ~300 and see if that can last.
Any comments.. Obviously long term cost is a big issue here.. Mijo