February 12th, 2014

The Final Three

Narrowed down my computer options a bit.

1. http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-17-3-Inch-Laptop-i17RM-5164sLV/dp/B00HRLSQU6/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

Pros: Windows 7, I like Dell. It has good reviews.

Cons: Maybe I'll need Windows 8 at some point in the future when my clients have Windows 8. I remember having to get a Vista machine about six months after Vista came out and everything was suddenly DocX and lots of stuff I did on XP was not compatible with what clients were doing. Also, it's big and not sure if it would be awkward on my small desk.

2. http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-C55-A5355-Windows-15-6-Inch/dp/B00H7PWRU2/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1392190118&sr=1-1&keywords=laptops

Pros: Somewhat less expensive than the others. The size of my current machine, so I know it will fit on my desk. Windows 7 which I'm familiar with. Good reviews.

Cons: Same Windows 8 worry about the other machine. Plus, Six years ago I had a Toshiba Satellite and part of me likes the idea of something "Different." Also, can't remember if that was the problem laptop or not.

3. http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-15-6-Inch-Touchscreen-Laptop-59401425/dp/B00HO9P046/ref=sr_1_48?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1392191068&sr=1-48&keywords=laptops

Pros: If touchscreen stuff is the thing of the future I should probably figure out how they work. Windows 8 so I won't have to worry about having an out of date operating system next year. Better screen resolution than the others.

Cons: I know nothing about Lenovo as a computer maker. No reviews on Amazon or Google. Maybe Windows 8 will make me cry.

Deep Thoughts

Can you imagine if Lincoln had been like "Hey, Jeff Davis good luck trying to create an agrarian country at the dawn of the industrial age!"

That whole region would be a Banana republic right now and instead of bitching about Mexicans jumping the border to mow our lawns we'd be bitching about Confederates doing so.