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Umm... help?

Well, it's about 6 months earlier than expected, but I suspect I'm going to have to buy a new laptop within the next few months. Lappie (Yggdrasil) was making "strange noises" today of the distressful kind (I'm thinking it's the CD/DVD drive since it's always given me some problems). >.<; So... I was wondering if anyone out there had any suggestions in things to look at/avoid and things to look at including/getting with the system.


My current system is an Acer Travelmate purchased >2.5 years ago, and the one thing I wish they'd maintained from this system in their current systems is the ergonomic keyboard. The slight curvature is really nice to work with. ^^; However, just about every laptop I've looked at today has the typical straight keyboard design. *sigh*

Company-wise, I'm not overly particular, but I prefer something more reputable in terms of service; laptops are notorious for breaking down or having problems. If I get a new system in the next few months, I might send this one out for service since it's still covered, but I really dislike the idea of not having a system on hand for the time needed for repair (my previous system was out for 3 weeks for repairs (in city!), so I'd rather avoid that). I'm currently looking more at Asus and LG, but am open to anything. I've owned a Compaq, Toshiba, and my current Acer. I still have to check out Sager... I probably don't want to look at Voodoo. ^^;

Oh, and I definitely want something with a stronger chassis. That's the one place where this system isn't the strongest. FWIW, I use my system for several hours daily so it has to have reasonably good components. It doesn't do much in terms of travel at the moment though. Oh, and my system is a true "laptop" as in it's always in my lap, not on a desk. And FWIW, I really would prefer a non-glare screen, but I suspect I can only get those on a business system. Personally, I think non-glare would be easier on the eyes than the higher contrast glare systems. ^^;

......Ouch! I just looked at the current Acer Ferrari and it *does* maintain the ergonomic keyboard and it's switched to the 15.4" widescreen. I'll have to think about it this time if I can't find something else more to my liking. The problem is that carrying the name makes it more expensive than the internals warrant. Of course, Asus has the Lamborghini to contrast with the Ferrari... (I don't know about having a leather palm rest though.) ^^;


Editors: Sorry, I haven't managed any work today. I did something weird in my sleep and haven't been able to move my neck very much all day (it doesn't *hurt* that much, it just won't *move*). The good thing is the heatpad is helping. ^_^ The bad thing is, it's almost time to go to bed so I might screw the neck up again. ^^;

Heather: I forgot to mention earlier that I received your tea package! Thank you! ^_^
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