So. I finally made a decision and bought a new laptop. My beloved DELL Inspiron 6000, which I had bought in 2005, has been on its last leg, so to speak, and it was high time to finally get a replacement after over 6 years of impeccable service. Like most people I was faced with the very difficult decision: PC or Mac.
While I do love the Apple products (for the most part), I still have a hart time buying into the hype that is surrounding them. And let’s face it – MacBooks are just ridiculously expensive and you definitely pay for having an apple on the cover.
I’ve had the pleasure to work with Macs at work and must say that I’ve come to love them. However, DELL has really served us well in the past and since I just recently invested in Photoshop CS5 (for PC), I couldn’t really justify going the Mac route and having to invest in a new version of Photoshop. Besides, I just got a spankin’ new MacBook Pro from work, so I am really getting the best of two worlds.
To keep a long story short, let me introduce you to our new Dell XPS 17.
Isn’t it pretty?
It’s a little bulkier than I thought it would be, but that’s ok because it is mainly a desktop laptop and we won’t be lugging it around that much, although it’s proven itself difficult to find a laptop bag that will fit this thing! I’ve bought (and returned!) two bags so far that were supposed to be for 17″ laptops, but the Dell XPS would not fit. Same goes for the 17″ MacBook Pro, just FYI. If you have any suggestions in this regard, please feel free to leave me a comment. (Read: I’d really appreciate if anyone could give me a recommendation.)
Other than that, I am loving it. Windows 7 is really a step up from previous operating systems and I love the feel and prettiness of it. I am really excited about the big 640GB hard drive (my old computer had a lousy 80GB hard drive, which was the biggest one you could get in 2005 – imagine that!) and the processor is so fast. Absolutely amazing!
I love me a new pretty toy!