Well, land of internet, I did it! I bought myself a new laptop, thanks to a bank account I had entirely forgotten existed. Frankly, it’s no beauty and I’m already annoyed at it because, well, Windows, but at the same time, I also don’t care because yay I have a small portable laptop and I can do stuff and get stuff done and when I’m finished uninstalling stuff it will have Open Office, Chrome, Evernote and not much else and that’s exactly what I wanted.
Speaking of uninstalling stuff – holy crap man how much random shit software does a computer need to come with?! I don’t need three million cloud accounts for three million bits of software I will never, ever use!
I bought an 11″ Acer Aspire E3-112-C6YY, if you’re interested. I ended up getting it for $284.05 from Officeworks. They had it for $319 but Dick Smith had it for $299 and Officeworks price match and discount a difference too. So all up, not bad, really.
It has been MANY years since I’ve bought a new Windows computer, and I forgot how much I hated all their auto-settings – I need to go through and change all the start up loading and whatnot. Only it has been so long, I’ve kind of forgotten what to change. Nevermind, Google will save me, I’m sure.
When did you last buy a new computer? And Windows 8 tips? Any tips for dealing with being in shock at actually buying a Windows computer somewhat unwillingly?