I *was* just going to get a Dana (think Palm Pilot with an actual keyboard attached) and an electronic dictionary/thesaurus for writing. Brooke dragged me to Office Depot to look at some things. I happened to spot a laptop about the same size as Nora for just $299.99 after instant markdown of $120, and a $30 mail in rebate. Which was the same price as this tiny little Acer-like netbook next to it. So I was a naughty girl and got me a new laptop, though I hadn't been intending to do so. It is a Hewlett Packard Presario CQ62 Notebook PC with Windows 7. Only thing I don't like about it so far is the built-in cursor buttons. They don't click like Nora's does, and they're hard to use. So I'll be using a mouse with it.
But, I figure not only can I have all the programs on it that Nora had (Windows versions, of course), but also I can install my graphics tablet! And take my tablet and laptop (which so far has the boring name of Fayanora-HP) out and about, and do drawing stuff while out. :-D
I shall have to do much penance and self-flogging for such a splurge. But I'll do that after I enjoy my new laptop some more (which I am writing this from now). Oh, and one other thing: the keyboard keys tap, which I like.
Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org