The Time Saver
This weekend I made a big purchase. I finally decided to swap in my 5 year old college laptop for a new one. I have been saving up for this for a while and decided to finally just do it. I was originally going to buy a netbook for easy portability, but after spending nearly three hours (I’m somewhat indecisive, if you can’t already tell) in Best Buy on Friday, I decided to skip the netbook and get a new laptop instead. The price difference was nearly negligible and after discussing bothering the sales employees over and over again, I realized that the netbook was not going to support all of the functions I wanted on a computer.
Can I tell you how nice it is to finally have a computer that doesn’t freeze, take 20 minutes to boot up, or require being plugged in constantly because the adapter has died yet again? Granted, I was using my parent’s MacBook a lot of the time due to these very reasons, but now I can stay on one computer and not constantly have to swap or email files back and forth. Hallelujah!
Ahhh, blogging will be so much more time-efficient now as well. I think it used to take me 10 minutes just to open Microsoft Live Writer. It took me 20 minutes to finally decide to open up the box after leaving Best Buy the other day and I still have yet to remove the stickers or plastic wrapping.
Back later this weekend with more recipes!
On a side note, it started flurrying here yesterday! It was kind of exciting, I must say, even after spending the last 4 years in sub-zero temperatures.
8 Comments on “The Time Saver”
I love Macs, but I decided I would hold on out buying one for a while. I’m really pleased with Windows 7 though!!
Congrats! We have a family Mac hand-me-down program and I *think* I’m due for the Mac Book Pro a relative just retired….hoping hoping!!
Thanks! Yah, I couldn’t stand the old one anymore, especially trying to do applications for graduate school on it. It would take me probably 10x longer to do anything. Windows 7 is so nice!!
Oooh I like the new look to go with the new laptop 🙂 My computers pretty much 5 years old and from college too… I sure hope it can keep chugging along until I’ve got a full-time job haha. I’m excited to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 haha
Thanks so much Alex! I was debating for a while about saving up for an Apple, I technically prefer them over PCs. But I’m pretty impressed by this one and it was half the price (if not less). Windows 7 is pretty impressive too!
Same. I definitely spent 3 hours going on consumer reports, comparing prices, and finally deciding it was the right thing for me.
Love your new header! So cute. Congrats on the new computer. I’m due for a new one once I start my thesis and will probably spend an hour in the mac store debating.
I’m very spur-of-the-moment when it comes to little purchases, but big things definitely take me a while. I rarely buy anything full price, so there’s a LOT of comparison shopping that goes into anything major!