Tag Archives: hardware

MacBook Air

I purchased a 13″ MacBook Air a couple of weeks ago: I have officially joined the dark side now. I did use a friend’s Mac for a month or so, so it didn’t take me much time to get used to it. TL;DR version of the post: I love the hardware, have mixed feelings about […]


Read about it on its flickr page.

Dell laptop warranty

I just renewed my Dell laptop’s warranty for a year… It cost me Rs. 7.5k, which is too much; but I couldn’t risk leaving it unsupported considering the hardware problems I’ve faced so far…


$199 for a 3G iPhone… My old phone had cost me more than that. Still waiting for Android, myself.


The Macbook Air gets insanely over-heated.


The laptop’s still not fixed… sigh.

The continuing laptop saga

After my last post, there were a few more complications. Unfortunately, no one seems to have an idea about what to do regarding them. The problem I face is very weird—when starting up the machine, it will always automatically power down within a couple of minutes. This happens even on the BIOS screens, but if […]

Dell service

(I’m a bit rusty right now, haven’t been very active on this blog-front. What follows will probably be sub-par quality…) OK, so my laptop (a Dell Vostro 1400, running Ubuntu 7.10 right now) started mis-behaving on Tuesday (25th March), and was unusable on Wednesday. I called Dell support on Thursday, and their phone-service was all-right […]

Vostro trouble

I’ve been having some problems with my laptop for the last two days–it keeps getting hung up every few hours, and won’t reboot unless I do a ‘diagnostic’ start-up. Thankfully, I bought it locally (paying a premium) instead of asking someone to get on from the U.S.; so I have a decent service plan. Have […]


Just bought: a 500Gb Seagate FreeAgent external drive. Bought it quite cheaply from Nehru Place. I’ve reached that stage where all I do is sit and wonder over how cheap computer hardware keeps getting. I’ll just end up buying more stuff the cheaper it gets, probably. Seagate has some proprietary backup software, but I’m never […]