Beware the laptop......if running and top is closed, the warmth makes for a nice kitty bed. Ha!
Back in December of 2011 I went to a small business shop not far from me. I always prefer to deal with small businesses because, in my experience anyway, you get more bang for the buck. This particular computer shop only purchases laptops from businesses who upgrade. He strips them down and reloads the basics. Aside from a few annoyances with flash and shockwave (due to the fact I'm using Chrome) it's been wonderful. I have wireless and as long as there is a password (should be a complex one) on it, you should be fine, somewhat, although nothing is 100% guaranteed. I love the fact I can take it out on the deck during the summer or sit in front of the TV with it. The screen is only 15 inches and I find that too small so I have a 19" flat screen monitor that I use. I also have a regular keyboard and mouse attached as well. The laptop came with Windows 7 and Office 2007 and both work fine for me. I don't need anything elaborate.
I also recently purchased, for $60, a wireless printer because Yodee peed all over my other one. The print quality is not "business-like" but it works for me and set up was extremely easy so I can print from my deck as well.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!
Sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see
Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.