The old laptop had become intolerably slow and erratic. We could have reloaded the operating system and it would have been ok, but what we wanted was something for travelling that did not weigh a ton.
Over months we have discussed the replacement, Ipad? Android pad? Tiny net book? An Ipad would have done for travel but I use the computer to back up photos when we are travelling. I suppose you can do with an Ipad, but I don't know how and it is so simple to just plug in the camera cord. Also, would it be useful for the rest of the year when we weren't travelling? Would it get used?
For that reason we decided on this fairly light lap top or perhaps it is a note book. It works beautifully and is just as fast as this desk top machine. It is a Toshiba Satellite Pro T110, if that is of interest to anyone.
Jayne suggested some time ago that she received good service at MLN Computers. I subsequently bought a wireless router there and I was pleased with them. Our nearest is opposite Vic Market and as we travelling along Kingsway to buy the new machine, I noticed what looked like a new MLN shop in Kingsway. Was it the same place with a new branch? Was it open? Well, we weren't going to abandon the tram on the off chance, so we continued on and bought the new machine at the shop opposite Vic Market. I have subsequently learnt that it is a new MLN shop in Kingsway and it is very convenient for us.
See the little thing stuck in the side of the unit? It is a transmitter for a wireless mouse. Why did we not buy one of those years ago.