Posted on October 23, 2009
Now Jay’s computer has stuffed up.
Every day it fails to go to sleep correctly, fails to wake up, throws random issues with connecting to the wireless router, browsing, Word runs like a dog (whereas the Austin computers $500 cheap and cheerful budget tower I bought for the kids it runs fine) and generally its crap.
Thanks Dell, thats the first and last time I spend money with you. $2000 and it lasted 15 months.
Even Windows 7 doesn’t help – has to be the hardware and drivers not cooperating and updates don’t help.
So, we bought another Mac. A Macbook 13″, the new one, same spec as the old MacBook Pro 13″ but only costs $1500 (with memory upgrade and MS Office). I was dismayed to find the price of my MacBook Pro has fallen $300 since I bought it 4 weeks ago. Bollocks!
So Jay will finally have a computer that just does what it’s asked (as mine does – its fantastic and I love it). I’ll reinstall her Dell with XP when the Mac comes, see if I can get that to work so the girls can use it for a second machine – they often fight over having to do homework at the same time.
So far, Windows 0, Mac, 2. More than just a bloody nose.