The Klutz's Companion

If you're looking for the ideal laptop, this one has many cool features — including indestructibility

I'm not saying I'm an impressionable tool of mass propaganda, but those recent Microsoft ads really got to me. While some folks hated the (short-lived) Bill Gates--Jerry Seinfeld series that kicked off the campaign, it cracked me up. It also got my attention, and the subsequent "I'm a PC" ads closed the deal: I've been thinking maybe it's time to buy a laptop.

But which one? This may sound crazy, but I haven't had a Windows PC since I wrote a cover story for this magazine nearly seven years ago about the first flat-panel Apple iMac. These days, I have enough...

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