Despite my laptop giving a fight worthy of the finest romance novel hero, it could not defeat the Trojan Bamital virus and an ultimate blue screen of death. Silver lining: I've been away from home so much, there was no threat of infection to my desktop computer. Golden lining: I get a brand-spanking new sumpthin-sumpthin with a functional battery. But this is where you come in.
I'm trying to decide between a laptop and a netbook. Basically, I want simple. Just MS Office (which I know I'll have to have an external hard drive to load onto a netbook), internet capability and a long battery life. I like the portability and size of a netbook, but will I tire of the smaller keyboard and screen? Over the past few years, I've found I write more with my portable than my desktop, so this is a serious investment in my future productivity. Load me up with your experiences. I'd love to hear them.
And while you're at it, let us know who the I Write Like site compares your writing to. Mine? Dan *cough* Brown. Really?
I mean, really?