Last year, I posted here
about how my brother and I went to the dump, and I had a ball just hucking old computer stuff on the recycle piles of obsolete computer junk.
Tonight, my laptop decided it was time to die - the hard drive actually. This machine has been a pretty big headache the last couple years, mainly due to the wireless being flaky and the machine locking up now and then. I thought "I can fix this no problem. I'll run over to the store, get a new drive and start nice and fresh."
Except the hard drive in this Hewlett-Packard piece of garbage is a proprietary make.
I looked up a replacement drive, thinking they will want 200 bucks for one. Wrong - try 384 bucks!
I took that machine and slammed it shut numerous times. I dropped it onto a metal chair several times, and tossed it across the basement. Soon, I'm going to take it out to a field and beat it to shreds with an 8-pound sledge, a la the copy machine on Office Space! I plan to record this too. Hopefully the person holding the camera will be very entertained. I will never own another HP machine the rest of my life!
I shopped online for a bit, and see that Dell is my other main option for a new laptop. I'm not crazy about using Windows Vista, but with the possiblity of loading XP myself, I'll chance it.