- Category: technology / web
- Published: Monday, 10 March 2014 01:47
- Written by Maciej Bajkowski
Not sure how it comes about, but although I delve in technology almost 24/7, in the end I seem to end up with some really old stuff myself. Not that this is always a bad thing - old quality speakers kick the crap out of most speakers in showrooms these days. The same is true of my Technics which with a proper needle and amplifier produce a warm sounds which easily puts many club system to shame. Sadly, this is not the case for my ancient Dell E1505 Inspiron laptop which I’ve been lugging around for longer than I can remember. Although I have to give credit where it is due, this brick of a monster which must weigh at least 7 lbs, has just refused to die. Sure the screen hinges have come loose and cracked, the bottom side has deformed due to an overheating processor and a failed fan, the battery doesn't last more than 45 minutes at a time, but when plugged in, this beast just kept on going even after 8 years or so. Maybe, had I've not had a company laptop over the last 6 years or so I would have replaced it earlier, but given my nature of not fixing what is not broken, that is rather unlikely.