HP laptop

A New Computer For Me

For the past seven months or so I’ve been complaining ENDLESSLY about my laptop. It runs slow as molasses. It freezes up. It makes crazy noises. Programs don’t work right at least half of the time. It’s been an endless series of problems that I’ve tired of. However, we didn’t have enough money to buy a new one.

A couple of weeks ago my mom ordered a brand new laptop for herself. When it arrived via UPS, I had the pleasure of setting it up for her, which meant, I got to play around with it. Needless to say, I fell madly in love with it and decided that it was time to buy a new one, so I did.

Yesterday morning, not long after I dragged myself out of bed, I purchased my new HP 17.3″-inch laptop from QVC. If it hadn’t been for the monthly payment option through QVC, I would not have been able to purchase one. However, through QVC, my payments are taken out monthly. And in six months, it’ll be completely paid off, which is great.

So what goodies does my computer have? Check the partial list below. The full list can be found here.)

  • 1.86GHz Intel Premium processor P6000
  • 17.3″ diagonal HD+ HP BrightView LED display, 1600×900 resolution
  • 4GB DDR2 RAM
  • 640GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive, ProtectSmart hard drive protection
  • LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW drive, double-layer support
  • Altec Lansing speakers
  • HP Web cam, integrated microphone
  • Full-sized keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
  • 5-in-1 digital media reader: SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD
  • Battery life up to 5 hours

In addition, I get a free software bundle, which includes:

Adobe Photoshop Elements 9
McAfee Anti-Virus (3-yr Subscription)
Britannica 2011 Ultimate Reference Suite
Sage ACT! Pro 2011
System Mechanic 10 (1-yr Subscription)
Family Tree Maker 2011
Hallmark Scrapbook Studio Deluxe 3.0
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe 20

All in all, I think I got a pretty sweet deal. And boy am I glad I don’t need to rent from a rental place, where they double the price. If I had, I’d be paying for this same computer for two years.

(Next week, can you please hurry up and get here? Please!!)