Hi everyone, I’m soooo baaaaaack!!! I so missed having this one-sided conversation with you all! See, aside from being busy and haggard-o versoza, something critical impeded my blogging: my laptops were broken. Yes, laptopS with an “s”. See, I have two Toshiba laptops: one is eight years old and the other is just eight months old! My eight-year old laptop is a hand-me-down from Randy; I would not have bought a new one if not for the fact that the left hinge of the LCD was broken last summer, not to mention that its power cord was also broken! So “napilitan” akong bumili ng new Toshiba laptop. We chose Toshiba since we felt we got more than our money’s worth with the 8-year old Toshiba. Since I’m no techie, we just got the cheapest 13-inch Toshiba laptop. And boy did we regret it! At barely a month, it started hanging and all. I told PC Express about it but I was told it just has virus and I just need to reformat. Fine, wala nang download-download for me.
And then in November, I kept on getting this in the middle of blogging or working:
As in ganyan! I’ll work for 10 minutes and then BOOM! I’ll restart my laptop and then ganyan uli. Waaaaaaaah!!! Good thing I had the prudence to save my files into an external drive! Because a few days after, all my files were gone!!!
Ginawa ko ang suggestion na ‘yan kaso waley pa rin!!! So I brought this laptop back to PC Express. Thirty to forty working days daw kasi ipapadala pa raw sa warehouse/factory/whatever! Whut?!?
So I had the LCD hinge of my 8-year old laptop fixed. I also bought a new power cord—which was defective! Pinapalitan ko pa. When finally I thought I was all set, this happened to my 8-year old Toshiba laptop with brand new power cord and repaired LCD hinge:
Waaaaah!!! So for about two weeks, I was laptop-less. Thus my very rare blogposts. Each “recent” blogpost of mine was a product of “nakaw na sandali” with Randy’s VAIO. And while handling Randy’s VAIO, nainggit ako sa porma especially when I also saw Sargei’s MacBook Pro—parang ang sturdy-sturdy ng exterior compared to my mala-plastic ang exterior na bottom-of-the-line Toshiba laptop.
By the way, I just got this 8-month old Toshiba laptop back yesterday, so yeah. Hurray.
Actually while I was laptop-less, I’ve begun scouring the internet and some computer shops the cheapest MacBook Air that’s 13 inches (11 inches is too small). You know what they say, “Absence makes the heart wonder and wander”.
Well, Randy says MacBook Air might suit me best, because as a blogger (who does not blog during office hours in the office…naks!), my primary requirements are speed, long battery life, and of course portability as I bring my laptop with me to bed or practically where I can blog outside the office.
- Speed – Randy said that one of the things he misses the most about his stolen MacBook Pro was the speed…ambilis daw! Whereas my newly-repaired Toshiba still hangs. And opening a photo takes forever.
- Battery Life – You know, since I’m a working mom who wants to do everything, I actually bring a laptop when I go to the parlor/salon. That way, while my hair is being permed or my toenails are being painted, I could blog. Para no idle time ‘di ba? Problem is when my battery gets empty. The outlets are usually used. And the battery of MacBook Air could last up to 10 hours. O di ba?
- Portability – Well, it’s not called MacBook “Air” for nothing, right?
Image lifted from www.ibtimes.com
So what do you think guys and gals? Do you think I should get my very first Apple gadget? Yep, this will be the first! Toldja I’m no gadget freak. Nor would I get an Apple just for the sake of sending an email with a “Sent via Iphone” signature. I itch for a gadget once in a blue moon, when I REALLY like it. Since the advent of cellular phones, I have longed for gadgets only four times: first was the Nokia 6210 (which my parents gave me for my 18th birthday), then Nokia 6270 (which I got when I was already working for two years), then Samsung Galaxy Tab (which Randy got me a month after I gave birth to Raviv when my Nokia N95 was malfunctioning), and then now, the MacBook Air!
By the way, my last statement is not meant to solicit your pity. I want to clarify that in between those gadgets I mentioned, I got other gadgets pa naman, usually Randy’s gifts. But always, as long as my gadgets work fine, I never crave for an upgrade. Gadgets last a long time with me.
Also, Randy said, “Yung pambili mo kasi ng gadgets pinapambili mo ng bag.” And I can’t argue with that.
O ayan. I laid down my cards: I’ve mentioned the good, the bad, and the ugly. Hehe. So, do you think I deserve a new laptop? A MacBook Air, that is? I just need to ask because honestly, I feel a twinge of guilt inside of me. Although I really want it.
Image lifted from appleinsider.com
I would so appreciate your responses aaaaaand especially if you could tell me where I could buy the least expensive/cheapest MacBook Air for sale…that way, mababawasan ang guilt ko.
Tell me what you think!
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