delusional wrote:ResolutePear wrote:delusional wrote:ResolutePear wrote:
If those were the only two choices, then yes - I'll agree.
A Celeron processor and 2GB of ram and 150GB of space is good enough for law school. The specs aren't important when choosing, but reliability and durability are.
Well, they weren't the ONLY two choices, but they were the two best deals I saw. I had to struggle not to be tempted by some of HPs higher end laptops, because I'll be living on borrowed money. OTOH, I didn't want to get a netbook, or a $270 dollar computer.
I think that I'll be happier with this one in the long run, especially since I haven't watched a movie in months, so Blu-ray may not be worth as much as I'm valuing it at. I think my main realistic concern is that I'll have to do an emergency backup/reinstall of the system, and it will take a day and a half with a 640 gig HD using USB 2.0 and I'll wish I had the eSATA. I guess I'll have to restrict torrents to my old computer.
If you're backing up programs, you're doing it wrong.
Not backing up programs. Having virus trouble, for example, and backing up my files to reinstall Windows.
Correct. You only should be backing up data files - files that don't already come on a program disk or the windows install disk. You should also keep media on a separate disk/partition to allow for easier backups as you can backup data files every 24 hours while backing up media once a week/month.
What troubles me is a backup after the fact that you got a virus. You're just reinfecting your machine ~95% of the time by doing that.