I am writing this from my new laptop I got after 6 trips to 4 stores in 2 days. Why the **** do they advertise something if they can't even get it shipped in for 6 weeks?
Good thing I did more reasearching, because my PdaNet program for internet through the cellphone won't work on Vista-64 bit. So I ended up having to go with a slower, cheaper computer by neccessity. I got a 3GB Ram 250 GB HD, Dvd Burner, Media card reading, lightweight, slim new Toshiba for 500$. It's 3 times faster than my old computer, which is really on it's last legs now as it went black for so long I gave up trying to fix it last night.
When I went to install PdaNet it gave me a good scare with some random installation error but worked fine on the 2nd try. I'm glad I spent less than planned, got a computer that's fast enough for me (no gaming) and even got called in to work tonight-thursday for a couple extra small shifts. The money I'll make just the first week back on bonus shifts before I'm even on schedule will pay for most of this computer.
No disc golfing again, but I may go putt after re-installing my subwoofers in my car and my new bright-as-legally-allowed-headlights.
Ice-rain, sleet and snowstorm tonight.