All I ever wanted was a decent laptop so I could work, play, read email and write stuff. I don't think that's asking too much. In the past 8 or so years I have been through at least 4 maybe even 5 PCs -- I've lost count. The PC in the below pic is fortunately still under warranty but is experiencing death rattles; hence the new silver beauty above it. And, yes, the amount of money I've sunk into computers lately certainly has to have made a positive dent in our local economy (to the detriment of my checking account) ...oh crap on a crutch.