As some of you know, I’ve started my lovely Thesis about TerraSAR-X on Monday.
Until now I’m doing researches, I went to the library and got lots of books about SAR, Radar… last week, I discovered Google Books I’ve been reading a lot.
Seeing I did quite some reading, I figured it was time to write the basic principles of SAR and Radar. So, full of enthusiasm I opened Word and then – then I just sat there. I didn’t know how to start and what the hell to write. I’ve heard that’s normal though, so I’m not worrying at the moment. I still have lots of time (which, I bet, will just fly).
Thanks again all Snarkers for replying to this thread. I ordered a Dell last night. They had an offering until February 26st, which made the laptop I ordered 60 Euro cheaper than usually. ❓
I tried to keep the laptop as cheap as possible, seeing I have a great Dell desktop (I prefer desktops) and only need the laptop for my thesis (how spoiled does that sound). Ah, I was so happy that during my five years of studying I wasn’t the typical student who had a laptop. I thought I’d never be the owner of one (well, I do have a laptop at the moment, it’s my mom’s with rocking 128mb RAM and 3GB disk space) and now, as of March 20th, I’ll be an owner as well. The laptop will cost me 600€ ((about $880, 450 pounds)), that’s money I currently don’t have and I’m happy to have an older sister who’s working and will lend me that money. I’ll pay her back on a monthly basis.
I actually didn’t want a laptop seeing I don’t need it necessarily (it’s just so much more practical), but now I’m looking forward to it.
As said above, I tried to keep the laptop as cheap as possible, I did order two luxury items though, I couldn’t resist.
The Flamingo-Pink Cover (I’m such a sucker for pink 🙂 )
A glossy true-life screen (also after reading this blog entry)
It’s the Inspiron 1525 with Vista Home Premium (I can’t wait to see how that OS looks like) it has a 15.4 inch screen, 2GB RAM, no dual-core processor and no camera (who needs a camera).
Do you prefer laptops or desktops? Why?