I bought my current #laptop cheap, a refurbished Hewlett Packard Pavilion x360 off ebay in March 2016.

It cost under 300 pounds (I lived in the UK at the time), but I spent another 75 bumping the RAM from to 16G a few months later. So call it 350 pounds. Cheap!

Am I allowed to want a new one yet?

Sadly, the answer appears to be no: it still works. The case is a bit warped (plastic), but it mostly just chugs along doing what I ask of it. ๐Ÿ˜”

It will be hard to beat the ROI on this thing, that's for sure.

(Also, it was very blatantly product placed in a Kiesza music video. Any time I get laptop envy I can take comfort in that fact...)
... on the other hand, the warping of my laptop's case is now bad enough that the weight of my hand resting on it causes random keypresses.

Which. Is. Driving. Me. Nuts.

I just realized that unconciously trying to hold my hand up, to avoid these random keypresses, may be why I'm suddenly getting muscle tension bad enough that I've got slight pain shooting down my arm...

When you spend as much time typing as I do, these little things really matter.

Maybe I'm allowed to want a new laptop after all.
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Turns out the warping of my laptop case was caused by the battery getting all puffy... ๐Ÿ”ฅ

So now I have a new laptop - I can't wait for a replacement battery and I'm traveling next week.

So I am now the proud owner of a very fancy pink Acer Swift 3, with a 10th gen i5, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Pink!

It's much lighter than the old one, and a little smaller. 1.2kg. And it's pink!

Very fancy.
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@ted @bjarni Not as fast as the orange ones, which are not as fast as the red ones.

I'm sure someone's selling go-faster stripes for laptops, though.


@liw @bjarni I have a sticker that protects my laptop from viruses. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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@ted @liw I had a red one, I assure you, pink is faster.

Rockin' out and living dangerously, booting with mitigations=off for raw, unmitigated, reckless 10th gen Intel speed.
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