The hunt for a new computer is over. After much stress and hearing many differing opinions, I decided to stick with what I know and build another HP. I’m sure if we wanted to look at this from a psychological standpoint, there’s some deep theory about why I didn’t switch brands and all that crap, but let’s not go there. I enjoy change. For the most part, I crave it. But in this case, I weighed my options, listened to lots of people, completed massive research, and still found myself saying, I want my HP laptop.
Almost everyone I know who has owned an HP left the brand. They’ve all had terrible experiences, between crashing motherboards and dysfunctional hardware, I’ve seen and heard about it all. I’ve been degraded for my loyalty to a dying company. People have told me to branch out and that I’m being stubborn and foolish. It hasn’t been fun. Over four years ago, when I built my first HP, no one batted an eyelash. Things are different though now. I share finances with someone. I have bills. I’m not in college anymore.
And that’s why I bought another HP. Let me be frank with anyone reading this. I have never had a serious issue with either of my HP Pavilions. When something did malfunction, even after my warranty was up, they paid for shipping and fixed it for free. I can’t argue with that service. Maybe I’m the exception, but even so, I want to see it for myself. If this one crashes on me, I’ll know it’s time to move on.
That’s enough raging for now. Let me tell you what I bought and how I excited I am about it!!! I spent $600 ($50 was taxes) on an HP Pavilion 14t Laptop. I made it white because that’s kinda my thing. I knew I wanted it to be lighter and around the same size as my old one, so at 14 inches and 4 lbs, it’s perfect! I upgraded to an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. That’s solid hardware for running Adobe Design Standard CS6 and Word. I’m a writer and I do a bit of design here and there, so it makes sense. More processing power than that would have been overkill.
Note: Another reason I went with HP was because I could build it from the ground up, getting the size and style I wanted for the price I wanted to pay. I looked everywhere at all the brands and could not find ANYTHING for a comparable price with the hardware I needed.
Also, do you know how hard it is to find a laptop with an optical drive?! I’m old school and I make a lot of cds, so this was a valuable addition for me!
I think that’s all I wanted to say. I’m sorry I haven’t been on here for awhile, but believe me when I say, I have been exhausted and busy! The laptop should be here by the end of the month, so hopefully that will make life a little bit easier!
On a side note, I fixed Mike’s jean pocket! He is so happy! I also payed another $180 on the Discover! WOOPEE! And I made the pumpkin soup! It was good, but I doubt I’ll make it again. Anyways, three October goals/fall bucket list items have been completed!
What are your thoughts on HP? How’s your October going? Go ahead and dish it out because I’ve probably already heard it from somebody else. :)