Sunday, January 23, 2011

Meet My New Baby

Grams has been waiting a long time for today ... more than 9 months. And here she is, my new baby.

I bought her yesterday at Best Buy. I've been saving for months. This is the first computer I've ever bought just for me. We have a Dell desktop in my craft room, but it was purchased as a family computer and is several years old. The laptop I've been using for the last two years is a Dell Latitude that runs Windows 2000. It's at least 7 years old, probably older. My husband rescued it from recycling.

My new laptop is an ASUS with an Intel® Pentium® Processor, 15.6" Display, 3GB Memory, and 500GB Hard Drive. I love it. It's so fast compared to any other computer I've ever used. Unlike my previous model, it has everything built in, a web-cam, a card reader for my camera card, and, most important to me, a wireless modem. The only way to run wireless on my old laptop was with a wireless modem that had to be plugged into the side like a jump drive. I broke more than one of them off over the years and it was always a problem when Our Little Princess visited, because she kept bumping into it.

My new laptom runs Windows 7. The keyboard features "island-style" keys and has a full keyboard including a number pad. I'm having a little bit of trouble adjusting to the placements of the "enter" key and the "backspace" key. It's just slightly different from what I'm used to, but I'm sure it will only take a day or two.

I'm looking forward to many happy hours of blogging, surfing, emailing, and Facebooking. I'm sure we'll be very happy together.

6 comments:

  1. Oh I just love it! I remember when I got mine and I don't let anyone else touch it. EVER! LOL

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  2. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations on the new baby. She's beautiful! I can't wait to read and see the great things to come from you two. Enjoy!

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  3. I felt exactly the same way when I got my own lap top. She has now hit the terrible two's and threw a little hard drive crash fit a few weeks ago. My wish for you at this happy time is that your little angel will never defy you like mine has.

    Stopping in from SITS to say hello. Your blog is so pretty! I love the design.

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  4. Congrats on your successful weight loss! Forgive me for being nosy, but why is your hubs on crutches in your wedding picture?

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  5. Awesome! Congratulations on your new computer. Enjoy the speed, portability, and all the new features that are at your fingertips!

    Thank you for making my SITS day so special with your visit and kind words!

    Your friend and fan,
    Jenn

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  6. "It's just slightly different from what I'm used to, but I'm sure it will only take a day or two." - I hear you. I definitely felt the same way when I switched brands. But I got the hang of it in the long run. - Betty

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