I broke down and ordered myself a laptop. Being a blogging addict, I want to be able to stay connected but not stuck at my desk so a laptop was the natural way to go, especially considering we have a wireless network.
I always thought that laptops were ultra-expensive even now-a-days with the prices of computers dropping way down, laptops still seemed costly.
On a whim, however, I went to Dell.com to see what they had and I discovered happiness….
The Dell Vostro 1000 starts at $399! Yup, only $399. And for that $399 you actually get a lot. That is, unless you want to run the Space Station off it, but for everyday tasks, it is more than enough. I did make a few upgrades since I was forced to get Windows Vista (memory hog I’ve heard so I upgraded to 2GB RAM) and want to make sure I have enough range on my wireless network to cover inside and outside of the house (so I got wireless-N instead of wireless-G). I also upgraded the battery to double the run time ($15 more). My final price with tax was $516 and that included free shipping.
I can’t wait to get it and sit outside on my deck and blog, blog, blog (I think I just invented a new verb)!
BTW, I had to order the Vostro 1000 through the “Small Business” division of Dell because they do not sell it in the “Home” division and the “Home” ones didn’t start nearly as low priced.