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Wow man, I dig that you rose to the occasion for that one.
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He left it on top of the car. It flew off into the middle of the closest intersection. We left shortly after he did and hubby spied it so I reached out and grabbed it off the road. It looked like it had been run over.
He was able to recover the hard drive, but that's it, and I consider him fortunate in that regard.
He spends $2000 on laptops, and I keep telling him, cap it at like $500-$700, and get a nice computer at home. Stuff happens to laptops.
I spent $4500 on one way back when IBM still made thinkpads, and it was their bleeding edge at the time. I used it as a dev machine.
I got out of a cab and it flew out of my (for some reason unzipped) bag and crashed onto the pavement smashing the backlights and the hard drive. This is after it had been stolen and recovered mind you.
Don't let your relatives do this. It can only end in tears.
I only buy a high-end laptop every four years or so and use it for everything. I plain refuse to synch a laptop and desktop so that I'll have what I need when not at home. I'm lazy and don't want to spend the time to set it up to make it reasonably transparent. And I make do with my laptop's screen too! Many here may find it amusing or insane, but I don't find it all that limiting. A laptop has never been a problem, though an employer-supplied one got stolen in 1999, in Sweden of all places.
I mean, I used to feel that way, but then I've had two stolen, and two broken, and seen it happen to way too many other people. Maybe I've just been unlucky, but if my bad luck holds I think I'll stick to the laptop/desktop combo.
Sure, depending on how much your laptop travels around. But I don't buy insurance for consumer goods that I can self-insure. After all, the insurance underwriter expects to make a profit. About the only things I'll insure are a house or vehicle.
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