Yesterday evening I received an email that couldn’t have come soon enough, despite coming as soon as it feasibly could.
Apparently my laptop has already made it through the repair process and I can come pick it up! Pretty speedy considering I dropped it off last Friday afternoon. Honestly though, praise the lord for this short turnaround time. I’m not sure if I could’ve survived off this USB machine much longer.
It more or less works, sure, but it’s so painfully slow. Loading a web page takes at least half a minute unless you get lucky, video playback is smooth overall but increases the rate of random minute-long freezing, which is already a problem as-is. Also for some reason network speed appears to be super duper low, despite going over the wire rather than wireless.
Tomorrow the suffering ends! Here’s hoping I won’t need to restore from backup.