I’m typing this post on a craptastic Dell circa 1990 (probably) courtesy of my generous dad.
Good ‘ole dad provided me a beater computer back in college, too.
See a trend here?
All that matters, I suppose, is that both computers that he’s given to me have always powered up and gotten the job done…albeit very slowly.
There is one other computer in my life…Lloyd’s iMac. SO dreamy! Those things are amazing! I was always a PC until I met Lloyd…he turned me to a Mac! Of course, Lloyd always reminds me that it’s his and he can use it just whenever he wants – including when I’m using it.
So, I’m starting to get fed up with not really having a computer of my own and the general crappiness of my dad’s hand-me-down computers (sorry, Dad).
I want my own, dammit!
I really want one of these:
But, I just can’t justify over a grand for a computer right now. (Some day we’ll be together MacBook.)
So, as a reward for suffering through the death of my social life (AKA The CPA Exam), after I pass, I’m going to buy myself a new laptop.
That’s where you readers come in. Which brand do you like? What should I look for? Or look out for? I’d like to spend less than $500 – is that possible?
I can’t believe that I might actually become a computer owner at the ripe old age of 26!
UPDATE: Now that the iPad has come out – what do you think? iPad vs. laptop?