Got the new computer itch…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Should I spring for a good deal on a new computer that costs about one week's pay?
    The timing is right, it won't ruin you, do it and eat a little more ramen for a couple weeks. : (20 votes)
    91 %
    Don't be greedy, save now and stick with what you've got even if you risk paying more later. : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I say buy it!

    Post # 5
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    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Buy it!  

    Post # 6
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    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I have an acer and I love it! I say do it!

    Post # 7
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    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Definitely buy it! I’m an American currently living in Denmark and I know all too well the pain of paying WAY more for something I know I could get for a fraction of the price back home. 

    Post # 8
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    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    You may be experiencing a “lifestyle creep” (I sure did when I started working full time!) but as long as you don’t blow all your money upgrading everything and buying tons of new things than I think that’s totally okay! I say do it 🙂

    Post # 9
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    53 posts
    Worker bee

    I love it!

    Post # 10
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    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Bebealways:  you need to do this. 🙂 Trust me. You’ve outlined plenty of logical reasons for this, but the best reason is more emotional. You work hard, you don’t usually have much expendable income (it seems) and you’ve finally found something you just want. Everyone needs to be able to just blow some cash on occassion. My mom calls it fun money.

     

    DO THIS. You will be shocked how long the feeling of contentment lasts. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Bebealways:  Hey, Acers are great. They have way less problems than other computers.

    You can also look into having one built. I had my tower built for about $800, and I have 2 Terabytes of harddrive space, 8 GB of ram, a quad-core processor… basically I love this thing. I can have photoshop, Firefox with multiple tabs, and a game with the settings on high running all at the same time with no lag.

    I ordered mine from ibuypower.com. It took about 6 weeks to get to me, but it runs like a dream and the wait was totally worth it. They always have specials going on and there laptops look pretty cool. I don’t know if you could get anything better priced from them or not.

    Post # 12
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    1346 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d wait until the new version of Windows 8 comes out. It’s likely to improve a lot of the frustrating things about the OS.

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