The past two days have gone from minorly annoying to outright gasping... The boot cycle gets stuck and it needs more and more restarts to function, to the point where I had to restart in safe mode to do a final backup of my files. I'm pretty sure these are the death throes of my trusted laptop.
The timing could be worse, I suppose. I did, at least, get the anthology files off to the printer. And I do have enough saved up to replace it right now.
So, great Internet hivemind! It has been Lo, these many years since I shopped for a laptop. I need something AutoCAD and Creativesuite3 capable. 15 inch screen is a minimum. My working budget is around a grand, with some flexibility. I am not interested in being converted to a Mac. I quite enjoyed having a tablet pc last time around.
What drops of wisdom have you got for me?