Originally Posted by Mr_Gone
I just stopped by the computer shop here in town, and I'm looking at $200 total to replace the screen (parts +labor) and that's not too bad. Seems worth it to me.
How "settled in" are you? Got all your bookmarks just the way you like them? All your logins saved to all your web sites? The perfect selection of apps? Got your desktop just how you like it? If so... $200 is a bargain.
Get a new laptop, and you'll likely need to start over. I've not had a lot of luck with transferring settings from a separate PC to another. Remember, your time is worth something.
Now... if you've been cursing the current one because it's slow, locks up, etc. that's different. But if you're happy with it, I'd get it fixed. Good luck!