Game plan for the week

I’m in the middle of replacing my (sadly broken) laptop, so rather than start a new series this week, I’m going to try to clear out some backlogged one-shots that have been saved in my drafts folder, as well as writing one more post for the Young Wizards series, plus a wrap-up to respond to your comments.

In the meantime, I’d love computer suggestions in this comment thread if anyone’s got them.  I’ve liked Lenovo in the past, and I’m sorely tempted to return to their IdeaPads.  My main constraints are that I like a big screen, I despise chiclet keyboards, I’m too lame to use Linux (sorry!), and I hate hate hate Excel  for Mac, so therefore will never touch an Apple laptop,

Any ideas?

About Leah Libresco

Leah Anthony Libresco graduated from Yale in 2011 and lives in Washington DC. She works as a news writer for FiveThirtyEight by day, and by night writes for Patheos about theology, philosophy, and math at She was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012."

  • Matt

    Dell has always worked for me. HP offers really cheap computers but I've heard they do not work well and have poor customer service.

  • Leah

    Thanks for the advice, Matt!

  • Charles

    You should really take another look at Ubuntu…. there is nothing lame about it, and it is very user-friendly. It is also available pre-installed on Dell systems, who I would recommend regardless of OS choice.