Buying A New Laptop Computer And Getting Rid Of Sony VAIO Bloatware
Published 8/18/08 (Modified 3/8/11)
As I grumbled a bit in an earlier personal finance blog post, I'm suffering from a bit of a bout of blogger's block recently. What started out as a torrent of gun-ho, blog posting eager beavery has dwindled to a couch potato-ry display of procrastination and summer slumpery (yes I know, I'm making up words here). However, despite my motivational troubles of late, I made the decision recently to rekindle my blogging business drive. To jump start my previously respectable and focused work at home habits, I decided to force an immediate change of scenery solution to get myself out of my temporary rut - by going on an overseas vacation. Of course, I wouldn't want to head out without the ability to bring my blogging business platform and online writing tools with me - I will require the services of a portable notebook computer.
Since I gave my only existing laptop computer away to my younger brother so he could use it for his new graduate school studies, I decided I needed to go out and buy a new one for myself. As I'm actually in the midst of working my way through one of those supposedly free online laptop gift reward offers at the moment, I debated whether to wait around until I received it before heading off on my trip. At the end, I decided I could always sell the free laptop reward on eBay or Craigslist for extra money some other time in the future. So I decided to go ahead and buy a new laptop computer for work travel portability. The following are some of the considerations I went through when choosing a new laptop computer.