Is it time to upgrade my computer?
Monday night my hard drive crashed on my computer (a 2008 Dell Vostro). After attempting to bridge the hard drive and take off the documents, I was unsuccessful in pulling any files off of my hard drive. Currently the battery on the laptop is shot and will only work while plugged into an outlet. I'm still running on Windows Vista(yea I know...) and the computer is also known for over heated quite often.
I am now at a fork in the road, should I simply replace the hard drive and continue using my current laptop or should I upgrade to a new device?
Because I'm finishing up my college career my funds are a bit limited at the moment, however with my tax refund coming in very soon I will be able to afford something in the $500-$600 range.
Any thoughts or recommendations, at the moment I'm truly torn between the two options. Also if you would recommend a laptop do you have any suggestions on any great deals.