Re: Computer gone "Phut"
I knew what I was buying, and I happen to think two years fault free isn't bad going given the abuse it gets. i'm typing on it now by the way, so its working again.
We bought my son a MESH three years ago, and I bought an Atlantic computer ten years ago...a few months later Atlantic went belly up, but i'd got it on finance and the finance co. gave a great backup service when it broke..as it did a few times. I still have it with a transplant overclocked board running at 600mhz, but it doesn't seem to want to run at present as its been in a cold dark place and just beeps at me pathetically when I switch it on.
My old laptop is a Toshiba Satellite 300 CDS that I bought very 2nd hand, and its a quality piece of kit, even if its very slow now, it plows on manfully, doing more than ought to be asked of it.
I'm watching the steady development of solid state laptops with low power consumption with a view to use on the boat as a chart plotter, where leccy power is a bit scarce..er very scarce actually.