Ive been spending the last two days transfering all my files and setting up my new laptop PC that I just bought. I decided to get the HP Pavilion Notebook PC and in the end the decision to buy a PC over a MacBook Pro was easy.
I really wanted to try something different and buy a Mac but the price was just not competitive on any level. I have heard and read so much about how great the Macs are and their new operating system Leopard seems to be very well liked.
I love the Mac vs. PC commercials and the Macs just seem to be cooler. I so badly wanted to try something new and cool!
I needed to get a 17 inch screen as I do a lot of work with Excel and Access for my job and having the wider screen will be great. So, I was looking to buy the MacBook Pro 17 inch or a PC with a 17 inch screen. The price difference between the two was HUGE!
The MacBooks never go on sale and so how could I possibly justify paying more than double for something that got less Ram and storage? I couldnt and that is why I got the PC.
It also comes with 4 USP ports, is BlueRay DVD compatible, and can be hooked up to your cable TV and used as a TV (it even has a remote for that).
I dont like the fact that PCs no longer comes with the operating system backup discs and you need to burn them yourself. I guess this is the new trend. My new laptop PC also has a pretty slim instruction manual as they want you to go online now for everything it seems. I love the fact that it has 2 hard drives so I can put Microsoft XP on one of the hard drives if I end up disliking Vista. Without the two hard drives you would have to partition your one hard drive in order to install the second operating system.
That is something I hope I never have to attempt.
Getting a new laptop is fun but getting it all set up and everything transferred is quite boring. Its amazing how old and clunky my 4 year old Dell seems after getting the new laptop. I still may get a Mac someday but they will have to come down in price before I do. Some people may be willing to pay a premium for a Mac but I am not one of them and I have a feeling I am not alone.
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