Okay, the days of shlepping to the Stanley Cybercafe and the Avenue Parc Battlenet are about to come to an end for me. I have decided to buy a new laptop computer as an early XMas gift to myself. I have also identified the Dell Inspiron 1521 as the model I want to buy:
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What I am interested in knowing is what extras on the Dell website I should add on to it. I figure I will need anti-virus protection, a wireless mouse, and a carrying bag. Is there anything else I really need? I don't want their extended maintenance package. If the computer craps out after 1 year, which I doubt it will, I will buy another one. Any input would be appreciated. All I will really use the laptop for is when I travel, email, reviewing escort websites etc. The only work application it will have is checking my email and occasionally downloadling, modifying and re-sending documents. So I really don't need anything fancy in terms of extras in my mind.
By the ways, I own a Dell Dimension Series 8400 Desktop which I bought in 2004 and I am very pleased with it. The only problem I ever had was with the wireless mouse, and Dell sent me a new one after running the old one through a battery of tests which it failed. So I decided to go with Dell even though I fully realize that they are sort of like the HDH computer company and charge you a high base price and then everything else is an extra.
As for the Stanley and Battlenet Cybercafes, I have probably spent hundreds of dollars in those places, but those days are over. I can no longer ignore the convenience factor especially since I will be flying on a few upcoming trips both domestically in the USA and overseas, and I want to make a constructive use of those long downtimes in airports.