I am the extremely excited and proud owner of a brand new Acer Aspire E1-572P touchscreen laptop!
It has been a long time since I owned a laptop. I literally cannot remember when mine died, that’s how long it has been. So having written mostly in notebooks, on the iPad/iPhone or using one of my daughters tiny netbooks I was so glad that we were able to buy this.
It was really difficult choice too, I’m sure if you are a parent you will understand where I am coming from. All your money goes on your children, whether it be for basic essentials such as food, clothes and shoes or for special treats like presents and day trips. Trying to justify spending a few hundred pounds on something for myself was really hard! My husband was telling me to. Even the kids were trying to persuade me, although I’m sure they had ulterior motives 😉 But in the end I managed to justify it to myself that there is no way am I ever going to get seriously back into writing properly without one. That is the one thing I really want to do. Also we had the money, in a few months time we probably wouldn’t have the money as I would have used it for something mundane like food, or bills so it had to be now or pretty much never.
I have had a really hectic week with my eldest two turning 13 yesterday so I haven’t really had chance to sit and figure out everything about this new windows 8.1. But I’m hoping it won’t take me long to find my way around. Hey I managed to get online and write this post so it can’t be all that difficult!
I’m loving the touchscreen, I was going to buy the same spec laptop without it and for less money. But hubby suggested I would probably regret not getting as I am so used to using the iPad and iPhone now. For once he was right, but shhh don’t tell him that! The only thing that is bugging me is the onscreen keyboard. I’m hoping there is a way to turn that off. I have a perfectly good keyboard why would I need another one that is awkward to use?
Apart from the keyboard the only downside I can really see is that the case seems quite cheap looking. It is just a basic plastic case. I know there are much more expensive laptops than this one, but for almost £500 I would like to think you get something a bit…well, prettier?
It has an Intel i5 processor and If I ever need to, I can expand the memory from 4gb to 8gb which is a nice option to have. All in all I am quite happy with my new toy and I hope it makes me a more productive person.
Have you bought anything new for yourself recently? Or do you have windows 8, how do you get along with it? I know some hate it and some (well a few) love it, which camp are you in?