I stayed up to watch the whole thing (how could I not?) which is one reason I’m late at posting this. The other? The reason for this posting! Haha! J
So…what mistake would that be? Impulse buying.
On New Year’s Eve, the hubby and I went to Columbus a little early because he wanted to stop at Micro Center to get his flash drive replaced (they are guaranteed forever, I guess). While he stood in line to get his replacement, I asked him if the store sold laptops. He said they did. Told him I would just go take a look.
Yeah, I took a look all right. Left the store with a new laptop, too.
I would be writing this ON the new laptop, but I still have to get my files transferred and I wanted to get this posted first. However…the new computer DOES have Office 2003. I may be upgrading my computer, but not my software—not yet, anyway.
I like my old Toshiba (I’ve had it since April 2009 and until recently it’s been pretty reliable), and I looked at those, but the one I would have gotten was out of stock. Did that stop me from looking elsewhere? Nope.
My new laptop is a HP ProBook (business class). It has Windows 7 Professional on it (no Windows 8 for this writer), which was the selling point for me. It will run faster, has a camera (my old one doesn’t), a number keyboard (yay!), a battery that will last about 6 hours (my old one didn’t even last 2), and the space bar works (it has been getting worse each day on my old laptop).
I just hope I like using the new laptop. I’m not fond of change, especially when it comes to computers. At least it fits in my computer backpack (thank goodness—I LOVE that thing), so that’s one thing that won’t frustrate me.
So, if I seem kind of grumpy in the next few weeks, at least you’ll know why.
Then again, I could still be on a high from the Buckeyes win. Maybe I bought the laptop at the right time? Hmmm…
So… Got any plans this weekend? I may take the tree down, especially if my new laptop starts to drive me nuts! J