Where Does Your Lap Go When You Stand Up?
Which brings me to the topic du jour: laptops.
I've been a desktop computer writer for a long time. Never bought a laptop, primarily because I never had the money for one. But they've gotten really inexpensive, and though I'm not sure I can afford one this second, I can probably buy one soon. So...
What kind of laptops do y'all have? What do you like or dislike? What would you say is a necessary feature, or an unnecessary one? How do you feel about buying extended warranties? Necessary? Anyone got any good deals they know about? (I saw a pretty good deal on the Dell website, but maybe there are others.) Does anyone out there have a PC desktop, but a Mac laptop? I'd love to hear from you guys too. I know Macs are somewhat more expensive (at least on the low end), but there may be some good benefits to it. Thoughts there?
I'm relatively certain there will be almost as many opinions as there are readers of this site, but I'd love to hear y'all chime in. I believe that with a laptop, I'll hopefully get a lot more writing done, because I can go somewhere else to write, and not be distracted by all the other things in my house. So I think it will be worth the investment of money.
And to add a bit more screenwriting content that is related to this post, I just saw an ad on Craig's List about a new writer's cafe, the Creative City Cafe, that has just opened in West Hollywood. Sounds like a cool place. They say they are:
a coffee shop that caters to local writers. At the cafe, writers can purchase a cup of Java, eat, hang out, connect to the Internet (for free), write, purchase supplies, and even print their material. The cafe is located at 7310 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood with plenty of free parking.
They also say they will have writer events there,and are open to writing groups meeting there, and the like. They've started up a Yahoo group. Cool stuff!
Tags: laptops, Creative+City+Cafe