If you follow me on Twitter (or on Facebook) you will be aware that my five year old laptop bit the dust last weekend. Considering it is a brand that isn't even made anymore (anyone know who Packard Bell became in the end?) and the fact that for a computer it is fairly ancient, the solution is to hope for a hard drive retrieval and replace it... somehow. Given that I practically live on computers when I have assignments due, using the family computer is out of the question. SB's computer lacks Microsoft Office and again, I live on it. As much as I want to be able to manage without a computer until the end of the year (well, until I am earning $$$ again), at the moment I just don't know that it is manageable.
Dad is currently putting his feelers out at work to see if anyone has a laptop going lonely at the moment - baby-sitting someone else's laptop until I'm earning full time seems like a fairly good solution. If that falls through, it may be that I need to use the Ma & Pa Scribbles Bank and get a loaner to buy new.
Should that happen, I'm definitely exploring the idea of purchasing a Mac. I know that a lot of you readers use your comps for the same thing as me - some docs, photos, minor video editing, personal organisation and productivity plus a lot of NET stuff. What do you all use? PC or Mac? What do you recommend? What specs do you run? Geek out on me Scribblettes!