It’s happened. My Dell has been replaced.
Perhaps it was my dedication to catching up on Pretty Little Liars episodes via sketchy websites that did it. Maybe it was sharing/spilling my breakfast every morning around my laptop that did it. Whatever it was, a new laptop was a must.
It all started with a virus. I tried resetting, then I tried running a virus scan, and then I tried shoving it under my bed for three months hoping the cold shoulder would get it to cooperate. Nope.
So I knew it was time to take a deep breathe and spend my hard earned money on a new computer.
I wanted a Mac. The hype had gotten in my head. A virus had taken my Dell, so I thought a Mac was the solution. It really seems as though I am the only person in the world without a Mac. Have you noticed that? Probably not, you probably have one.
My brother has a Mac, for design purposes, and is the only Mac owner that told me I could get the things I wanted from a Mac on a PC without spending as much money. Love that idea! Especially because the mouse on a Mac is absolutely the most frustrating aspect of the computer. I need a right and left clicker. I need the shortcuts I have memorized on a PC to work on a Mac. They don’t.
So I went to Best Buy where they were not pushy intelligent, listened to my needs and answered my questions. But best of all, they let me leave without a computer.I needed the thinking time without a pushy salesman approach. I went home and considered the computers I had been shown. Toshiba and Samsung were my top contenders. One was less money but had a weird mouse. The other had a faster processor. (Did you k now, the Intel Core tells you how fast your computer will work? i3 is average, i5 has 4 processors… the more the better. Fun fact I learned.)
Saturday I saw a Best Buy ad for a Sony laptop on sale. It had an i5 processor, camera with gesture navigation (which I didn’t know existed!), a Blue Ray player, was energy efficient and a chic style. As my dad says, “It’s very stylish. I like the texture! Did you notice it’s stylish on the top too?” He, who I was relying on to tell me the specs and price looked good, not how cute it was, but the confirmation was appreciated. Check it out:
So here I am just typing away on my new Sony Vaio! I feel so legitimate having Windows 7 and Microsoft 2010 on my computer. Day one of Sony and Sarah together has been excellent. And because I so heavily relied on reviews when picking my computer, I’d like to let you know that so far, I recommend this laptop.
Yes, this post was rambling about my laptop search, but I don’t think enough people post positive reviews of companies and products. I’d like to “be the change [I] wish to see in the world.” 🙂