I’m sitting here typing on my work laptop. It’s really a great computer. Quick, trustworthy, basic. It’s now 6 years old, and I’ve never had a problem with it.
We had our home laptop for 3 1/2 years. We loved it too. Very little problems, except a battery that had to be replaced pretty often and it lacked a built-in camera. One day when Ian was watching an episode of “The Heroes” it just turned off. It’s still off, with a fried mother board. The “geeks” said, “yep, that’s about how long they last”. Really??
So, Ian, being the quick & responsive person that he is (I’d have to think and research for months before coming to a conclusion) went off the next day to pick us out a new laptop. He picked this:
It’s a HP Pavillion DV4. It pretty looking. Sorry to say it doesn’t have much else going for it at this point. It’s caused some friction in this house.
I want to do this to it right about now.
I think that after being on the phone with HP IT (nice girl in India by the way) for 5 hours with 1 disconnection, Ian feels like doing this to it:
Instead, being the peaceful (perhaps dumb) people we were, we did this:
Course we are 3 days past the limit to return the computer. And I’m not sure if our family can handle Ian sitting on the phone with India girl for another 5 hours trying to problem solve why our new super dooper computer is just a pooper.
I’ve categorized our new computer with my big flop purchase:
Yes, this was my ego car. My ’98 Saab 9-3 Turbo. It’s a whole ‘nother story with plenty of opportunity for “I told you so”.
We’re even. Oh wait, mine was still a multi-thousand dollar bigger mistake.