I’d been thinking about buying a new laptop for probably a year and a half. The one I had kept getting slower and slower but I put up with it because I’m the type of person who only buys new stuff when I really need it. But in the last months, my old laptop was being such a pain that I never knew if it was going to start properly and that began to negatively impact my writing. So, I knew the time had come to say goodbye to the piece of junk I’d nicknamed ‘Gamla Bettan’ (meaning ‘Old Betty’) and get me a new computer:
This time, I bought an Asus TUF Gaming F15. It’s really a gaming laptop, as the name indicates, but I’d been recommended it by someone who knows a lot more about this kinda stuff than I do. Gaming laptops are a bit more sturdy and faster than regular ones and that’s definitely something I want. This is also has a ‘military grade’ sticker on it and I assume that’s a good sign.
After using my new Asus for a few days, I have to say I’m very pleased with my purchase. It works so much faster than most laptops I’ve owned, it’s overall easier to use and the grafics are great. I didn’t like the blinking keyboard, which I found extremely annoying, but I figured out how to turn it off pretty quickly and the user experience after that was just… *chef’s kiss*
Since I’d given my all laptop a nickname, I could help but wonder what I would call this new one. The name Runa, which means ‘letter’ in Old Norse, immediately came to mind. Then Dreki, the Old Norse word for ‘dragon’.
So, I call my new work tool Runa Dreki, the word dragon.