My Powerbook G4 Titanium is now 6 years old!!! (Yes, it's ok to laugh) I never dreamed it would last this long. I bought the 5 year "if anything goes wrong plan" from Fry's... Well, nothing ever went wrong! I had friends tell me to break something so I could get a newer Mac. But I didn't have the heart to do that to Henrietta! Yes, my Powerbook has a name. It was the ONLY time I ever bought something without doing thorough research first. I bought it without thinking! And I have to say, she's been very good to me over the years.
I've got a 60gb HD, 512 of ram, and a combo drive that can burn only DVD-Rs at the whopping speed of 1x. Ha ha.
One of my cooling fans is making funny noises...On it's way out, I guess
I noticed a $500 laptop at Best Buy that was 4 times as powerful! ha ha. But the thing is I LOVE Macs!!!!! Nothing wrong with other stuff. I would love to have a dual-core, 4 gig-"who's your daddy machine", but I think I'd go into severe withdraw if it wasn't a Mac.. I could update the memory to 1 gig, add a faster super-drive, AND replace the two cooling fans..... Of course, it would still be limited in power compared to the hardware of today.
Honestly, I haven't really noticed my laptop being that slow. It still runs faster than all my friends' more powerful laptops. Of course, they won't think of getting rid of all the bloatware on their machines! But I have realized that If I'm going to be helping ministries with their "web and tech issues", then I need to have an up to date laptop! I've starting getting serious with using GIMP and Blender. And I'm starting to notice slowdowns and hanging programs.
I know there is no comparison between a little 10" ASUS eeepc and a Mac. But those little things look so cool. Maybe I should get one to be a "spare tire" for when Henrietta goes to silicon heaven.
So I guess I'll wind up with a new Mac, or a hot-rod laptop with some kind of linux..
Thanks for your thoughts, advice, and input,