The Laptop Hunt Is On!

by - Tuesday, January 05, 2010

If ever my three week vacation in Manila, Philippines will push through in February, I will have to enroll for distance courses this semester. Considering a 98% chance of flying to Manila, my boyfriend is already busy checking the internet for a reasonable plane fare, a Manila condominium unit where Madde and I will be staying for two weeks and a laptop to have with me throughout the trip to attend to my online subjects.

Yes --- I am the one who's going on a vacation and yes --- it is my boyfriend who's fixing everything for me. Spoiled spoiled spoiled me!

Anyway, we are still hunting for condo units and affordable air fares. About the laptop, it seems that my boyfriend's lovely green eyes are already fixed on a Packard Bell EASYNOTE LJ61-SB-560NC. He has already consulted his youngest brother who is a computer genius especially when it comes to technical specifications. Price wise, I have to say that it isn't that friendly but specs wise, I have to admit that the price is worth it.

Some of the Packard Bell Easynote LJ61-SB-560NC quick specs which we find really impressive are:

Operating System: Windows 7 Premium 64bit
Processor: AMD Turion X2 RM-75
Memory: 4GB (2 x 2048MB)
Hard drive size: 640 GB (2 x 320GB)
Dimensions: 412 x 280 x 38,6 mm
Screen size: 17.3 inches

Hmmm... I'm no computer expert but this laptop seems (very very) okey for an online student and a blogger like me. In fact, this is more than what I need. Well, the search isn't over yet! I hope that we'll be able to come across a better laptop that comes with a lower price.

Happy shopping everyone!

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  1. I feel wealthy now - desktop, extremely nice Lenovo ( IBM laptop with every bell and whistle - my brother
    works for IBM and I got his discount and, even with that and, on sale a couple of years ago, it was $1500
    with all the additions I made ) AND a mini laptop!

  2. I like the Lenovo Ideapad Y series that's with me. Feminine looking and light with it's white keyboard and 14" display. Need not worry about not seeing enough because of its multitouch pad which allows me to enlarge the page display. I also like the feel of the textured touchpad better. And this model isn't even the pricey one. Good luck with your hunt. ",)

  3. aya mag online class jud diay ka ani dear...ehhehe..mas nice nuon na...pero pressure lagi...took few online subj's before....:)

    woi, ka spoiled kaau woi...nice choice though...HP is a good brand and a good quality...good luck! when man ka mag larga diay?

    kami sa lunes nami mag lakaw...wala pa lagi ko nahuman ug impake kay sige ko ug sideline sa blogging...lol!

  4. hello Max,
    Nice choice, bahala na kung mahal basta the price worth it. I'm sure this is a good laptop.makinabangan jud.

  5. good luck to your laptop hunt.. i'm sure you'll find a better and cheaper one... just keep comparing before you finalized everything....

  6. Mary Anne Velasco6 January 2010 at 22:43

    hello Carmen! good that you feel wealthy now! everyone deserves to feel that way.

    I used to use my boyfriend's other laptop when I arrived here in Sweden. a year later, he gave me a desktop with a huge 24 inch LCD screen which is what a blogger like me needs. then, in 2009, my boyfriend have given me an iPhone which also serves as my mini laptop when away from my desktop - blogging, googling, facebooking, etc.

    he asked me if i wanted to have a mini laptop and i said no. if ever i will be getting a laptop, i want one with a 16 or 17 inch screen and i guess i will be getting my wish real soon!

    by the way, i am happy about you getting a discount. that's really great. i hope i can have such an opportunity, too.

    happy new year Carmen!

  7. Mary Anne Velasco6 January 2010 at 22:44

    hello Ate Joji! I checked the Lenovo while we were in HongKong but did not grab the chance to purchase it as we were thinking of getting an iphone for me instead. hehe.

    Thanks ate Joji!!! :) :) :)

  8. Mary Anne Velasco6 January 2010 at 22:47

    hello Dhemz! diri man gud sa Sweden, wala paki sa brand for as long as the deal is good and the specs are nice kay magkambyo ra man ug items diri every after two years usually ang mga Swedes.

    yup. online subjects are more stressful due to the fact that you have to strive on your own. teachers are there to help but not face to face which makes if difficult. hope i can make it somehow.

    wow. sa lunes na maglakaw??? kalami ba ui! ako, kay last week of January or first week of February. di pa sure. will make sure first that everything in school's in order.

    have a nice and safe trip Dhemz! hugs! :-D :-D :-D

  9. Mary Anne Velasco6 January 2010 at 22:47

    hello Ate Weng! lagi ui. but we are still trying to look for something cheaper na okey pud ang specs.

    happy new year 'te weng!

  10. Mary Anne Velasco6 January 2010 at 22:48

    hello Nova! yup! that's what we are doing now. di naman nagmamadali so it's oey.

    happy new year Novah!

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  12. Wow, ka nice ba ana nga laptop gwapa oy...maayo kay mag online schooling diay ka, padayon ana nga goal...hayahay ba jud kaayo nimo gwapa oy kay murag cge man ka uli Pinas. Goodluck nalang sa tanan nimo dreams girl. Be happy and stay spoiled hahaha. :-D

  13. Nice laptop and an HP laptop is what I have that I got last May, too.:)

    I just hope you being spoiled doesn't reverse your work on laziness to go back to shortening up names and words! Hahaha! Only kidding my friend. But the new laptop better not effect your BWE career either! LOL!

    Best wishes for you always my very dear blugging friend! Hugs! :) ;)

  14. Mary Anne Velasco9 January 2010 at 22:06

    hello Gagay! thanks ha. ay naku... super sakit ng tummy and may headache pako... monthly period ui. huhuhu :'( :'( :'(

    will check the tag mamaya. hugs!!! thanks again Gagay!

  15. Mary Anne Velasco9 January 2010 at 22:07

    hello Amy! thanks for the visit! nice to see you here again.

    mag online school... mas nindot ang dili online school kay one on one with the teacher sometimes. online school usahay makawala ug gana pero wala man choice kaya sige nalang kaysa wala.

    sige uli lagi ug pinas ui. dili man unta schedule pero pasalamat gihapon ko kay makauli napud. :*

    thanks a lot Amy! good luck pud sa imo! mwahugs!

  16. Mary Anne Velasco9 January 2010 at 22:09

    hello David! haha. nope. i will not get back into being lazy... just as long as I do not have this headache and tummy ache due to my monthly period, i will be a better me than in 2009.

    we've found another laptop so i might not get this one...

    thanks a lot David!!! you have a nice weekend!!! :* :* :*


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