On purchasing a laptop computer.
Let me summarize all that I already know about laptops in one word.......nothing.
Two years ago I didn't even know what a blog was. I was familiar with email but that's about it. I swore I would never be "a computer person". Mostly because I didn't think my ADD riddled brain could pay attention long enough to learn it. But now thanks to my web designer Ralph, a few patient friends, a couple of textbooks, a night class, and hours of banging around on this thing.....I've made a few hops in the right direction.
I'm still green though. When I go to best buy and look at stuff I shake my head attentively as if I really understand what they are saying when they rattle off questions about gigabytes, wi'fi, bluetooth, etc. But I don't. I give them answers like a lot....I could probably use a lot of gigabytes.
Usually the clerk looks to be about 20 and it all comes so naturally to them. I feel like a cumbersome, brain deficient, old lady. And I'm so sure in my mind that they are so repulsed by my computer ignorance that they are wishing me to shrivel up and die so they can sweep me out the door. I don't deserve to live in their world. In my mind I hear a deep James Earl Jones type voice come over the Best Buy loud speaker and it says "Attention customers, if you don't know how many gigabytes you need then we can't sell you a laptop. Please leave quietly and without a fuss. You know who you are." I look around and no one else is moving. It must be me.
So now my fear of looking like an ignoramus at Best Buy is keeping me from purchasing a laptop. I am filled with self-doubt. Like I should know everything there is to know about laptops before deserving one. But I can't kid myself. I don't have enough time or energy to really make a brainy decision. And in the hopes of not having to use my usual method of eeeny meeny miney mo....well I thought it prudent to ask you all for any and all input you might have about laptops.
I figure some of you out there might have a laptop you like or don't like and could offer up a little pearl of wisdom. If you have a laptop that you love....please let me know what kind it is and why you like it. Same thing for any negative experiences. If none of you comment with advice, I won't take it personally. I'll just know that you want me to continue on as an ignoramus. So thanks.