|My front "yard"|
I can't believe that just last week, it was 80 degrees.
And this is what I woke up to.
In equally as disappointing news, I think my 2004 Dell Inspiron 9300 has officially bit the dust. Just in time for me to move away from my husband for 60 days or so. :-/ So I'm having a bit of a dilemma. Do I save my pennies for an iPad 2? Or do I brush it off, suck it up and fork over $500 for an inexpensive laptop PC? Sure, I may want a Macbook Pro -- but at the present? I don't have a need for it. All I really want to do is surf the web, Skype and maybe perhaps play with some apps and/or read a book.
What do you think? Refurbed PC laptop with Microsoft Office for $500?
Or iPad for $400? Or even the iPad 2 for $500 ???? (But my question is this: what exactly am I getting for that extra $100? Is it even worth it for my current needs?) I view the iPad as a toy, more or less. But the laptop to me has some functionality.
I woke up this morning pretty psyched about maybe turning into a Jr Media Buyer for a rep firm at some point; and an iPad might be pretty convenient to take along on client pitches. But then again, I have no problem schlepping a laptop, either.
So! Weigh in! I need all the advice I can get! (Of course, with my financial situation being what it is ... by the time I get my funds together, it might be July before I can buy either. But hey, that's beside the point.)