A year ago Christmas The Wifely Unit got me this HP laptop I have been using ever since.
Yeah, the Chineseium construction didn’t take too long to make its self apparent.
It didn’t even last a whole year and then this happened.
The freaking hinge seized up and ripped the metal flange right off the plastic back cover.
It’s just heat welded to the plastic because, you know, cheap assholes.
Slowly but surely the whole plastic bezel has been ripping its self loose from around the screen.
I’ve tried gluing it back down without a whole lot of success.
To say this is irritating would be a mild way to put things.
Thanks to the EXTREME generosity of some of you out there who visit my humble little corner of the web, I am actually in a position where I can replace this POS with something a little more , shall we say, robust.
In what little spare time I have had lately I have been looking around and I stumbled across these things. I didn’t know they made such a thing but it makes sense. It’s called a Toughbook and they use them in the military and contractors use them out in the field.
Sounds like exactly what I need.
Since I are a mechanic and not a Techno Geek, I was wondering what those of you that know about these things would have to say about such a move.
New they are about a grand. That used one is on EBay right now for about $350.
That is about the limit of what I would like to have to spend if I can help it.
I gotta split and go to the dentist and then head straight to work so I will be checking the comments from my phone when I get the chance.