My new laptop

Well, I finally bought a new laptop, an Averatec 3715, for $799 at Sam’s Club. I needed a powerful enough machine to do some serious developement work, but at the same time something small and light weight enough that I could take it along anywhere and everywhere. At 4.2lbs this 12-inch ultralight is exactly what I was looking for. It’s tiny on the outside, but inside it’s got a 1.8 GHz processor, 512MB of memory, and an 80GB hard drive (or in other words, it doesn’t lag at all behind any low end larger model I might have bought instead).

I love the looks of it too. The battery life is a little lower than I maybe would like, but if you turn the screen brightness down a bit you can get a good two hours between charges, which I can live with.