Considering Getting a New Notebook, or Perhaps iPad

I gave it another six months, but my aging ASUS UL30A notebook computer is getting flakier. I’m the secretary for an org at which the ASUS was recently connected to a projector for 3 days of meetings, presentations, and note taking, and it barely survived, crawling along.

I’ve considered doing a fresh backup, reformatting the HD, and reinstalling everything, but I’m feeling that would just be a waste of time. It would still be a poky machine with limited screen resolution.

I got it in November 2010, so over eight years out of a notebook computer is pretty good.

I’m now vacillating between shelling out for a Lenovo machine (I’ve always liked Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad keyboards), or perhaps going for an iPad with a Smart Keyboard.

The iPad combo would be super portable, the other would have more storage, more connectivity options, etc. I want an IPS screen for photo work, which the iPad has, and which you can get on Lenovos.

Decisions, decisions.. .

UPDATE (2/18): Ended up ordering a Dell G3 8GB/1TB with FHD IPS screen for about 2/3 the price of a similarly configured Thinkpad or less than half the price of a Macbook Pro. It’ll do for me.