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Old 11-21-2012, 01:21 PM   #116
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Computer down!

I went to Spanish School this morning and managed to drop my computer on the ground, resulting in a broken screen! Luckily, my spanish teacher agreed to walk around town with me and haggle for a new computer. Unfortunately, laptops are a little more expensive in Guatemala than they are back in the states. However, credit is a relatively new concept in this country, so people tend to buy things on credit, fail to make the payments, then have them repossessed by the credit company. Which mean that a lot of poor kids buy laptops and have them repossessed......

So, for 1,600 Quetzals (about $240) I managed to find a used Acer netbook. It has no battery life, only has a 150GB hardrive, and Windows is in Spanish! Oh crap.......

So here are my two computers: the old broken HP netbook on the right, and the new/used Acer netbook on the left. I've been trying unsuccesfully for the last four hours to find the English Language Pack for Windows.....
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