I got a new laptop today. It was time. My old Toshiba Tecra was getting pretty hinky. Already I had performed surgery on it when the power button stopped working. I didn’t trust my repair enough to put the cover plate back on after I got it working.
Today our computer guy showed up with my new HP 6730b Notebook PC. I didn’t exactly pick this machine out, Mike did. Mike is our computer guy. He told me it was a good fit for me and I blindly followed his advice.
I was a little leery of the HP though. Years back I owned a Compaq and it was really a piece of junk. Ironically, I replaced that laptop with an HP desktop and I was pretty happy with machine. I wasn't sure what to expect out of the combined company.
Anyway, the best thing about buying it from Mike is that he takes care of everything like transferring my old stuff to the new machine and getting the thing to make nice with the office server. Even with his service mark up and a three year “drop kick” warranty it still ended up to be about $900 cheaper than my old Toshiba was four years ago
The worst thing about my new computer is that even with the capable assistance of Mike I still have the new computer blues. It’s kind of like moving into a new house and realizing, long after the movers have left, that you are missing some of your stuff.
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