So. as many of you probably know I take great pride and comfort in my laptop. I have a sweet machine and I would like to believe I make the most of it. The hours I spend tweaking it, the nifty software tricks and configs and batch files and scripts that I have altering it, the hardware upgrades and customization.. the months and months of pain i went through organizing all my music to satisfy my OCD.. I don't own too many material things but my laptop has to be the closest one to my heart.
And I have a sweet little beast. Sure it's an Acer but Intel i5, 500gig hard-drive, 4 gig ram and plenty of customization and it's one hell of a machine.
And for the second time - this time my brother's accident - it got flooded with around half a litre of water and died. On the spot. I dismantled it and let it dry. No luck. I figured at least I'd recover the data.. bought an external SATA bay, put the hard-drive in... it's now RAW fileformat. Ran a couple different recovery methods, was able to recover a couple different sectors but nowhere clsoe to the capacity and of course, couldn't retrieve ANYTHING.
All in all, I am pretty upset and annoyed right now. For two weeks I have been holding out and hoping I'd be able to recover data and it'd be ok. It isn't.
Just wanted to share. This was my laptop: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-TimelineX-AS1830T-6651-11-6-Inch/dp/B004ETQDHW
Well I'll send it in, it's under warranty. Acer should fix it up and send it back, hopefully as good as new. But I am tired of water-spills. I want to sell it and get a laptop that is more durable. Macs are the most popular spill-resistant computers out there and the IBM/Lenovo thinkpads are right up with it. They are both super expensive, not to mention I am not a fan of Mac so that's out of the question. What shall I do? I'll never get an i5 equivavelnt portable (11.6-12.6 range) laptop with as good a battery life for un $600.
Whatever. I'm just upset, but .. what can I do. I'll go at it all over again, and it'll be worth it. And I'll improve upon it. Any suggestion appreciated.
Also, any thoughts on used/refurbished Macbooks? I am not against their hardware if it'll last me a while and I can just reformat and put Windows and Linux on it. I just don't want to spend $$$$ on them, they are super expensive and seem very fragile.
Lesson to learn from all this if you didn't read the above: BACK UP YOUR IMPORTANT FILES, NOW!