I had hoped to be able to change the fan out myself, but on my computer, you have to pretty much disassemble it to get to the fan. When I watched the tutorial on youtube, I chickened out as you had to take out the keyboard, then take off the monitor, etc. I'm not savvy enough, nor brave enough to actually kill my computer! So I'll take it to my tecchie friends when I can. But they live 80 miles from me & have busy weekends, so we'll see when that can be accomplished.
In the meantime, I went to the store to check into getting a tablet. The more I looked, the more I realized I needed something that could do more for me. Then I looked at Chromebooks. I almost made an impulse buy! Then I decided to wait. On the way home, I actually turned around again to go buy it! Then I talked myself out of it. My common sense part of my mind said, go home & google. Do your homework. See what would work best for you. Check out the mini computers, aka, netbooks. So I bought gas instead & went home.
My entire day yesterday involved googling, researching, learning everything I possibly could about netbooks. I've been wanting something small to take in my friends house in the evenings & such anyhow. I really wanted a tablet for that, until I learned about them & realized again, that they would not be what I'm looking for. After watching many youtube vids on comparisions & such on the netbooks, I chose the Acer Aspire One AO756 Netbook.
I think it will be a great addition to my tecchie needs! And much more portable than my current 17" screened laptop that I'm always afraid I'll drop trying to carry it around, or my friends dogs will knock it over & kill it. I also ordered the coverage plan on the Acer in case my friends dogs do knock it down. I hope they don't though! I'm pretty careful, but things still happen. I've heard too often about screens cracking. The plan was well worth the cost of it.
I ordered it in red. Ahhh, another big decision! As you know, our lives depend on what color we choose if given the opportunity!!! The blue was really pretty too!
Compared to the Chromebook, it was a much better choice. The Chromebook comes with 2gigs of memory, but only a 16GB hard drive. You can't do much on it. Although it has ports for exterior items, none of them would do well with that kind of HD space.
The Acer Netbook I ordered comes with an 11.6"screen, 2 gigs of memory, very easy to upgrade. A 320GB hard drive, so I can also use my external hard drive to it to transfer things over to. I don't plan on using it heavy duty like a real computer. I have a real computer, it just needs to go to the hospital. I will probably put more memory in it to make it faster. I mostly wanted it so I could keep up with blogger! And my email & RV folks I follow on youtube. I'm stoked! But have to wait about a week for it to come in......will I survive?? ;-)
**all images borrowed from google images**
So soon, I'll be able to catch up again. I've missed ya'll!!!!
~As always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor~