Monday, July 20, 2009

New laptop


It’s an ASUS 17” gamer laptop. 6GB RAM, 1GB dedicated graphics memory, 500GB hard drive,HD screen,etc etc. Very nice, very fast, very slick screen.

Kinda bright actually. Combined with my beloved 22” flat screen it is almost too tall for me use.

And I am not used to having a number pad anymore. Losing it 4 years ago when I switched to a laptop from a desktop was very hard. It took months for me to stop reaching for it.  It will take just as long for me to get used to the delete key not being all the way at the end anymore.

I had everything reinstalled by Sunday at noon.

Except my email and ACDSee. I expected the ACDSee problem & have pretty much just written it off. I have 4, yes 4! other photo programs that work just fine in Vista. Surely to god one of them can tag things.

But the email…oh my precious email…

I’ve been running a 10 year old version of Outlook since it came out. It’s not Vista compatible. I could buy Outlook 2007 for $55 from the academic superstore but I spent $200 more on this laptop than I intended so it’s not an option. So I thought Thunderbird. But there were issues with importing my outlook files. So I said Windows Mail! but again, issues. Windows Live Mail! nope.

2 days and 6 email programs later (Outlook express to the rescue!)I have both Thunderbird & Windows Mail set up & all my mail imported. Now i have to choose which one I like better.

Apparently I am missing some fonts as well because my watermark is not the right font & I can’t find it

I like my new laptop. I am finally able to load PSCS3, which my dad gave me back at Christmas but wouldn’t run well on my old machine. Now that I have everything loaded I am looking forward to scrapping with it and editing photos with it.

If Vista would just stop moving my desktop icons around whenever I start my computer I would be in bliss.


Meg said...

Yay! New computers are wonderful. That is a nice machine you have there, it will be great for digital scrapbooking!

I love that laptops are coming with number pads now. My husband just got a 17 inch dell that has one.

The Redhead Riter said...

Oh, it sounds like you have been through hell. I'm so glad it is all over for you now.

Just stopping by to say...
:o) Hope you had a Happy Monday!

Creative Junkie said...

Trying not to turn all shades of green with envy. Seriously - I want a laptop so bad, I can't stand it!

((wiping drool from my monitor))

I'd be interested to know how you like Thunderbird - I've heard good things about it.

Too Many Hats said...

Yippee!!! You have a number pad! I am jealous.