Recently while my iMac was down due to hard disk failure, I had to take out my old Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop to use.
I was quite surprised this 8 year old computer was still working well.
Before I put the laptop into storage I had cleaned it up, removing unnecessary programs and documents.
So when I booted it again I just had to update the antivirus and browsers and I was good to go.
The only problem was the screen.
If you notice the photos above, you’ll see the LCD screen seems to be wrinkled like paper. I think the plastic has dried and shriveled up.
This is the Dell laptop beside the downed iMac, displaying a photo of themselves from 3 years ago.
The Dell Inspiron 5100 is so old, I have even forgotten the specs.
But turning on the computer again reminds me of the times before I got married.
Some of the memories that came back are:
- Playing DotA and Star Wars Jedi Academy on this laptop.
- Doing my assignments and writing my dissertation.
- Getting this laptop. It was the first computer I bought with my own money.