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Back in February, I announced I got a new camera, which I'm still trying to figure out all the functions.
If that wasn't enough, I thought I'd use the funds in my tax return to buy a new laptop.
The influx of funds wasn't the only factor in this decision.
For years I've been using a Toshiba Satellite a305-s6905, which actually got a decent review on CNET--back in 2009.
But it wasn't the age of my laptop that was bothering me. Starting about a month ago, anytime I logged on to the internet, I'd get a message along my toolbar notifying me that Google Chrome won't be supporting Windows Vista.
So I was presented with choice to either upgrade my laptop to Windows 10, or buy a new laptop. (Later I found out my old Satellite doesn't seem compatible with Windows 10).
When I began my search for the best laptop for my needs, (or as any computer illiterate like me could fully fathom what I need), I discovered that every laptop, along with just about every other techno-gadget on the market, were better than my current model.
Based on the performance statistics--and the price discount Amazon.com offered--I decided to buy an HP Pavilion Flagship with a 15.6" screen. I was thinking about buying the version with a 17.3" screen, but I liked the handiness of the 15.6" screen my Satellite has and thought the larger one would be too big.
My New Tool of the Trade was hand-delivered to me two days after Easter. Seriously. The UPS guy arrived just as I was heading to the gym that afternoon.
Since then I've been transferring files and learning the ins & outs (mostly outs) of my Flagship. While I'm certainly experiencing "growing pains," I'm happy with my purchase because even if I don't learn everything there is to know about my Flagship, I can at least tell it's a better model than my Satellite.