One thing I hate about technology is it changes faster than my cost of living increase. Sure I have a great increase with my promotion, but that doesn’t mean I want to drop every extra dime I have into keeping up with the times. Unfortunately, the time has come. 😦
For starters, my netbook is acting up. It’s going to die soon, and I’d rather I get a new one and transfer everything over before this one implodes. Plus, I’ve seen the newest ones and they look so appetizing.
On top of that our main laptop is acting like it’s on crack. You hit certain keys the wrong way and the mouse decides it wants to skip off the page. It drives us nuts. So far, I’ve had between through IBM, Toshiba, Acer, and HP. I think I’ll try Dell or Compaq this go around. Although, Sony makes good looking laptops, too.
Then, there’s the lovely, ago-old debate of Kindle versus Nook. Yes, I’m thinking about actually getting an ereader this year. It’ll probably be more toward the end of the year because I’m hoping Christmas will have some serious impact on the prices. As for which one, I don’t have a clue. It’s going to require some serious play time to figure that one out. Still, I’m open to the other contenders, too, as long as it’s not the iPad. Sorry, but for $500 I can get both an ereader and a netbook and have enough cash to pay for the gas to get me to the store.
So if you guys have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them. After all, I’m putting together my 2011 wish list. 😉