o a desktop. $398 new at Walmart, but $215 was my winning bid. $25 to triple the memory and 9 hours of crud removal later, I had a great computer. For about six months...
I'm currently posting from a $309 Windows 7 Acer laptop with a $40 processor upgrade. Had I waited a week I could have bought it for $249 on Black Friday. But it's good. I have it running as if it were a desktop, sitting in my closed keyboard shelf, with a keyboard and mouse on top of my desk, my 19" LCD from the eMachines computer, a pair of speakers, and a camera dock all plugged into the USB ports.
There is a part of me that misses the Macs I used to own. Plus, SE, IIx, LCIII, 6500/180, iMac G3, iMac DV SE, G3/300 and G4/400 towers graced my desks for the 18 years prior to buying a $349 Gateway laptop two summers ago.
I could probably make do with a used Mini in place of this laptop. But then I have to migrate everything all over again. Twenty years ago I had ten 800K floppy disks holding all my stuff. As recently as five years ago I could do it on a single CD-R. Now I have 32GB of data to move. Pictures, videos, documents, spreadsheets, PDF files, little freeware programs, music, and graphics. It would take 8 DVD's. 4 if I go buy double layer media. And the amount of time to back it all up is heartache enough, let alone a migration.
I'll have to see how long this T4300-equipped laptop can keep up with my life!…
oices are great in my mind. I love my iPad. I love my Galaxy S3 smart phone. And of course I love my PC with large widescreen monitor.
I love them all for different reasons and different purposes. All three put together satisfy my need to be always connected. And I do believe we aren't finished yet. I reference Google Glasses which may yet revolutionize what we think of as "being connected". We aren't done yet with innovation and integration.
My thoughts are that the PC is here to stay, as is the laptop/tablet, as is the smartphone and whatever is coming next such as Google's Glasses.
The challenge is to level the playing field among all of them in your marketing (and future marketing) strategies. Being permanently connected means "having it all" from your tiny smartphone screen to your 60 inch TV screen without losing anything in the process.
Damn, it's exciting, isn't it? ;-)…
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