You've all made me feel soooo much better!
Everyone else has said all the same things too. I'm much calmer now that I've recovered from the shock and had a moment to process all this. He is a really great guy in lots of other ways too, I like him a lot and it's been a loooong time since I've been treated this well. Maybe that's playing into my unease here.
But--I'm keeping the computer! I really do love it. He wants me to have it, he says he can't abide someone he cares about plunking away on a paperweight. I do suppose it is like we knitter resting the store-bought acrylic beanies and mittens from our loved ones and replacing them with squooshy handknits. He wears my hats EVERYWHERE
(Oh yeah, he's the one I knit the "Binary Hat" for).
Sigh, I feel much better.
On to the good stuff:
Originally Posted by auburnchick
BTW, what kind of laptop?
It's a Lenovo T61 Thinkpad, which he is sure to point out is not the model or version of the model sold to "regular customers", but the one for business and industry folk and thus better, more stable, who knows.
- 80 Gig, 5400rpm hard drive
- IntelLab DualCore processor with the extra cache space and speed
- IntelCore 2 Duo T7500 processor
- 1 gig of RAM; PC2-5300 DDR2 667MHz (wayyy beyond what I "need")
- Intel GMA 960 w/WWAN; GMA X3100 for the graphics
- combo DVD/CD player/burner
- extra PC slots for upgrades, plenty of USB ports
- 6 cell Li Ion battery
- 15" widescreen monitor (the thing is huuuge, and yet SO much thinner and lighter than my old lappy!)
- And he sprang for the 3 year warranty on everything!
He was really cute when he gave it to me; exactly how I feel when I give someone a present: "Open it. Can we open it? Let's open it. Here lemme show you. Look it's got this! Look it's got this! Look at your old machine, look at this one! Look it's got one of these! Wanna turn it on? Turn it on! Let's turn it on!"
It's really great. I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). The box shipped with Vista basic loaded (which we both think is pretty useless) and he said I was not allowed to even turn it on. I either had to load XP or jump on the Linux wagon
which I happily did! Love it so far!