So… I’m currently writing this from a friend’s desktop because as the title of this blog post implies, my laptop bit the dust this week. So long pal!
I have to give the Dell credit where it’s due because I worked that thing to its max and asked more of it than it was capable. It finally told me enough was enough by dying an instant death when I plugged in my new audio interface that I had just bought.
Although, the laptop needs to be condemned at the same time. I initially thought I got it in 2014 as I stated on Twitter. Turns out, I bought it in early 2016. Meaning it was 18 months old when it died. Pathetic! I had confused it with a laptop I bought previously because they looked so much alike and I don’t maintain useless info like that.
I’ve had two ASUS laptops, both of which died in two years. This Dell lasted 18 months. I’m currently looking into an i7 with a quad core to help me in the future. The Dell was an i7 dual core. I’m hoping that getting a quad core will help with a few problems I was having. But I’m sticking with PC, against all odds. I stopped into an Apple store the same day the Dell died convinced that I had to make the switch because f*ck PC. Or at least that was my mood at that time. Only to discover that the new MacBook Pro laptops leave much to be desired at their price points (toggles for USB…um, really?) and that the 2015 model was approx. $2,500 after AppleCare and taxes. A two year old laptop for 2.5k? Excuse me? F*ck you, Apple!
So I went exploring Best Buy for the next best thing. I think I found it. It’s not my first choice obviously and I’m now convinced that I’ll always be a PC girl, but I think it will do for now. I plan to buy it later this week as I will be away tonight and most of tomorrow. But until then, videos will be on hold until probably next week. And hopefully once I have this new equipment and more power, I can do a lot of things that my poor little Dell simply wasn’t strong enough to do. Like interviews. Skype was starting to freeze on me every ten minutes the week before it died which was why my Gorgo interview was live instead of Skype recorded. Boo!
So here’s to hopefully fewer problems in the future. Even though Windows 10 is one flawed mother fucker.