E N Brown
said 3 months ago:
Hi @rich-brooks —
Actually I would rather own outright. Leasing just means that in time, I’ll own an outdated machine. This way I can upgrade and sell whenever needed. Students especially need a basic computer and I’ve sold quite a few over the years with some fairly decent return. I mean unless you update the RAM (which I did on some) your machine will be outdated by the time you open the box.
Back in the early and mid 90′s my company previewed some of the first
“mass market produced” laptop computers. Of those Toshiba stood out as having the best “wear friendly” hardware. They sent us models for review as did a couple of other companies and we used them for a prescribed period of time; wrote some copy and sent them back. I’ve been in love with laptops ever since.
We did not have the opportunity to preview/review Mac’s so I still don’t know squat (except what I read) about Macs or the OS Apple developed for their computers.
The newest laptop on order will have Win7 installed as I know all my software will run on that OS. I had a guy here last week telling me how great Win8 is but unless I could run some of my software (that I cannot live without) I’ll be working on the Win7 OS until software upgrades come down the pike for my chosen programs.
There are also a few utilities that I cannot live without too and all run on Win7 — TinySpell and CopyTo/MoveTo are a must along with a few others.
I hated to buy a new laptop with an older OS but such is way the technology flows – hardware, software and OS are never quite in sync all at the same time.