I’m writing this post while recovering from a bout of Hulk-like rage, brought about by the sudden death of my Acer Aspire 3810T’s screen. I should’ve known this would happen when I first removed the laptop from the box—the cover instantly struck me as having the strength of tin foil. Thankfully, I had a D-sub cable handy, and am thus able to get a modicum of morning work done while jacked into the clan’s TV. But I need to make an afternoon trek down to J&R Music and Computer World to get myself another laptop. Any recs from the realm? Budget is a major concern, alas, as are size and weight. And I am allergic to bloatware.