You may recall a couple of months back I was fussin’ over my wife’s PC suddenly giving up the ghost only to find that blowing the system out with a can of compressed air seemed to get it back up and running. Well it has died again and this time it seems like it’s good and dead with little hope of blowing on it bringing it back from the great beyond. This means we’re back to sharing my PC until probably at least after Christmas unless I win the lotto.
The one possible exception to that would be if we killed two birds with one stone and financed a new laptop. Her thinking is that she could use my desktop while I have the laptop with me at work and then when I got home she’d make use of the laptop while I used my desktop. That would mean finding a laptop capable of at least running World of Warcraft as that’s the main reason we need two machines is so we can both play the game at the same time. Trouble is that while there are plenty of decent sub-$1,000 laptops out there, most gaming laptops start at a cool $1,500 for the bare minimum configurations. I don’t know of any sub-$1,000 laptops that would be decent enough to run WoW, though I’d imagine there’s got to be one someplace so I’ve been looking around as we’d really like to keep the price under a grand.
So those of you out there who are gaming on your laptops should drop a comment on this thread letting us know what you’re gaming on and how much it set you back. Barring this course of action (and it’s by no means set in stone) I’ll end up building her a new desktop piece by piece after the holidays have passed.