Have you ever gotten a great deal on something and you have to pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming? This has happened to me. Here is the story.
I have been in the market for a laptop for myself and was not sure how much memory I would need since Vista is a known memory hog. I do work in Computer Support, but my scope of knowledge is desktop support and I know enough to possibly be dangerous. Ha-ha! However, I do have a plethora of knowledge surrounding me since I work with computer “geeks”. That being said, you know what I did, right? I went to one of the abundant sources of knowledge who would steer me in the right direction. I told him what I want to use the laptop for, email, blogging, Face Book, and general goofing off cruising the World Wide Web. I don’t do any gaming or any other high end memory usage stuff, so I just need it for “normal stuff”. My co-worker says he has one he will sell me…..for $300…..he paid $1100 for it a year ago…. and was used about three times before his wife’s company bought her one. In other words, it is practically brand new! I know this guy, so I know the laptop is going to be a good one. I immediately said yes.
Fast forward to today. I get the laptop. I open the laptop bag (YES, it even comes with its own laptop bag), and I hear the angels sing. The heavens open up and there is a bright light shining down on me. Sitting in the bag is one of the prettiest laptops I have ever seen. I never knew that a laptop can be pretty! This is a Special Edition HP Pavilion. Oh. My. Goodness. I feel like a kid at Christmas! This has a built in web cam, SD memory card reader built in, extended life battery, the sweetest keyboard and touchpad ever, and a REMOTE CONTROL for the DVD player on it! I am going from a Ugo to a Cadillac! I am over the moon!