03 August 2013

Laptops and such....

For the time being, I've reconsidered buying 'the' laptop ... returned this morning much to the dismay of the rental store folks... I'm sure they were hoping I would keep it and pay the ridiculous amount they wanted (more than $1300.00 over the term) ...  If I wait (patiently and save my pennies), I can pick up the same (or similar size) around the holidays for 1/2 the cost. Anyway.... I'm still not sure about the Win8 operating system. It's definitely a new learning curve ... tho, I was able to make it work. Much prefer the Win7 operating system in my desktop.

What do I need a laptop for?  The convenience of having it when I travel? I dunno...Why? As my sis would ask... (I'm sure I'm over thinking this, too...) I'll be travelling in a few weeks, I'd take it with me... but, there will be access to computers where I'm staying, (a houseful of them), so I won't loose anything in the travelling, (can't use it on the plane anyway). Yup, don't need it.

Instead? Perhaps an upgrade of my cell to a newer brighter style, maybe an iPhone 4s (or 5) or Samsung Galaxy S4? Each device will do what the laptop would accomplish in a smaller more confined space (tho both are pricey) ....  and I'll still have the desktop for use at home when I'm not travelling. Then I wouldn't need the laptop at all until I'm ready to let go of the desktop.. I think I just had an AHAAA moment!

Off we go, in search of ....