After my Chromebook was face-planted into the bricks on the fireplace, I needed a computer ASAP, since I work from home and depend on having one. While I really liked my Chromebook, as I explained in my No More Chromebook post, I had decided to get a Windows 8 machine.
To be honest I have been very resistant to moving to a Windows 8 machine, because of all the horror stories and the many tech pundits that have written about how bad it is. But I decided to bite the bullet and just do it.
Since I couldn’t wait to get a replacement from online, I went ahead did a little research and shopped locally (3 stores). I ended up buying a Sony Vaio 15.5” Ultrabook at BestBuy.
This was the first time I have ever purchased a Sony computer, I have always thought of them as a premium product and they are normally out of the price range I stay within. The Vaio was on sale and it had the specs I was looking for, had a touch screen and best of all was priced in the range that I was prepared to pay.
This time I got more of a luggable computer instead of a super lightweight ultrabook, because I don’t really travel all that much and have different needs now than I did a while back.
I also picked up Microsoft Office 2013. Having it just makes my life a lot less miserable, by not having to deal with the compatibility issues that I dealt with between Google Docs to Microsoft Office and then using Dropbox to submit my work.