I’m a great believer in polygamy, at least where computers are concerned. I work on various PCs, from my work laptop Sony Vaio to the Macs that Mrs P uses for her business. Of the two, I’ve always preferred Macs as being the most instinctive system, but that probably comes of of having used them since the Mac Plus I started with in 1986. One meg of RAM and another of ROM is memory serves, but it deliverd mind-blowing WYSIWIG.
Then there is my home PC bought over six years ago from Tiny. Okay, so they had a bad rep, but I have to say a grateful thanks for an Intel II 350MHz machine that has given good service with no real problems, other than being progressively slower over time.
However, I think the time has come to say goodbye. The PC has become more and more misbehaved and now it has decided that it must literally an hour and a half to fire up Outlook before then failing to connect. I hate it, but it is time to put Tiny down.
And there will be a degree of sadness. Having had the same happen to poor old Bingo last year, the feeling is much the same — a faithful old retainer despatched.
So I’ve been haunting the aisles of PC World and the Dell website looking for a replacement. Truth is that I’m not too savvy about where to go next, PCs being tools, not an end in themselves.
Any advice welcome. Jennytc must spot a sale. Has Keith anything to offer?