So last week we finally decided to "look around" at the MidValley IT fair. And when I say "look around" I usually have the tendency to buy, while Hubby tries to restrain me before I make the transaction. Unfortunately this time, Mr Hubby is also salivating for a new computer, so after a lot of walking around, comparing, negotiating, dinner to think about it, and walking around again, we finally brought one home.
Seriously, the IT industry has really taken a major change since the last time we bought our laptop. Back then, it was either a laptop, or a desktop i.e. a monitor plus a CPU. Nowadays, there are laptops where can actually detach the screen, and since the screen is a touch screen, it can also act as a tablet. When you want to charge it or need a keyboard, just stick it back to the keyboard, and tada, you get a laptop!
As for the desktops, even the monitors are now touch screen. Not only that, there is something called an all-in-one desktop, which combines the CPU with the monitor so that you only have one bulky thing to make room for instead of two. And since you only need one power cable, you can actually make it quite mobile instead of confining it to the computer table all the time.
Need I also mention the various processors, RAM speed, storage space and other gazillion add-ons in the market? Phewwww... I definitely understood none of those, but I stuck with the principle where, the bigger the number is, the better it is! For instance, an i5 would be better than an i3. And an 8GB RAM would better than a 4GB. A 1Terra storage, better than a 500GB. You get the drift...
So in the end, this was what we got! The HP Envy All in One Touch Screen. And I thought we got quite a good deal for it - a free wireless keyboard mouse, free subwoofer and a scan-fax-copy-printer for a discounted price.
|Our loot for the night. Subwoofer in the unlabelled box. Carry bag (ala Longchamp design) and a rose courtesy of the IT fair.|
|Photo from Google. Loving the sleek and slim design.|
|Proof that we made a thorough comparison before making our purchase. Funny thing is, we didn't even buy any model from the comparison *smacks head*|
|I slept at 3am that night, setting up the computer (the next day was a Monday!) See how little space we needed for the computer? We also managed to squeeze the subwoofer under the table.|
|Hubby probably slept even later than me, as he also had to setup the printer!|
|Aiden was the happiest of all with this new purchase. He hasn't gotten the hang of using a mouse, so with the touch screen, he is able to play Disney Junior games just like the iPad. I just need to constantly clean the screen for fingerprints!|