Monday, January 6, 2014

New Laptop!

Exciting news! And a huge, unexpected blessing.  This is my first blog post on my new laptop!

With some extra money we received for Christmas, Bryan and I were able to purchase a new laptop and a new tower for our desktop. We knew we needed to upgrade computers soon, but didn't expect to be able to until late spring.  But, God is so good! We were able to make the purchases this weekend.    

Our old computers were purchased around 2006, so they have lasted a long time.  The laptop that Jayme and I used was missing a letter on the keyboard (k).  It also was running really slowly.  And getting bogged down if I tried to do photo editing in Photoshop. 

But...it works great for what Jayme needs.  She'll continue to use it as long as possible.  When she starts high school in two years (wow...time goes so quickly--that seems so soon) we'll purchase a laptop of her very own.

The Pick

After analyzing my needs, we decided to go with a low-end laptop.  I don't need tons and tons of features and amazing specs.  I need a computer for planning lesson plans.  For searching online.  For blogging.  And reading blogs!

I'm not a gamer. I want to run Photoshop, but I won't be spending a ton of time in that program. So...after reading reviews and checking out laptops at several stores on Saturday, we picked one.

An HP 2000-2d22dx.  I like it.  It came with a mouse and a carrying sleeve.  I don't like using touch pads.  That means the mouse is important!

Windows 8 is installed.  I'm not used to it yet.  I'll leave it at that for now.  I think I preferred 7.  But...time will tell.  Change can be hard.

Now to get files transferred and programs installed.  Thankfully we have a home network setup.  That makes the transferring piece much easier! 

Just wanted to share my good news! I'm so excited about this blessing!  Have a lovely Monday!




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