Still writing messages to my friends and family, but oy, there is one decision that needs to be sped up because opening the fifth (!) tag in Chrome (!!) on this my Toshiba netbook when there is only the browser and no other main application running (!!!) means it starts lagging and ceasing to play my music on last.fm in the first tab.
In short: cannot do much at all with this netbook and need a real computer ASAP, certainly before school starts.
There's always a good -- and much more affordable -- PC option around, but it's my understanding that where performance (high) and weight (low) are concerned, the latest MacBookPro 15'' with retina display is super-light yet large enough to double as a real computer; storage space is easily outsourced these days, after all. Plus, I could get PhotoShop for a student price that's acceptable.
The background is that I wouldn't say no to a desktop computer at home either, pc or mac, but this netbook is so weak that lugging it around would hardly serve my -- academic -- purpose, which presumably would require more than one programme running, and running stably. So a laptop (something I haven't owned in years) might be preferable. However, since that would be my one and only computer, it'd have to be powerful enough to run without a hitch everything I need plus some things I want. The former would be a word processor plus browser plus Adobe Acrobat reader; the latter would be Photoshop, Picasa, and the like.
Thoughts? I know I'm picking y'all's brains shamelessly these days, and giving nothing back. :/ Feel free to eyeroll and browse by.
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