Oops… a bit of a glitch in the paperless road

Well, more than a glitch… My PC died last week.  Only 2 1/2 years old, my trusty HP laptop died a death with a fried motherboard.

I’ve been hankering after a Mac for a while and had been considering getting one as a Christmas present.

The dead PC brought this into focus a bit – and I decided that rather than repair the laptop on what might be a never ending cycle of “just another component”, or get another Windows PC, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and “go mac”.

I’ve been using my iPad 3 as my primary computer for the last week, and that’s proven to be an interesting experience.  For the majority of tasks, writing emails, Facebook, keeping up with the news, watching the odd video… it’s worked like a charm.  But as a power user there are some things that I need a Proper Actual Computer for.

And there are some things I’ll need a Windows PC for, which is why I’m making Parallels part of the purchase decision so I can still access my existing applications.  It’s a lot cheaper than the £500 or so I’d need to invest in replacing the Windows Apps I’ve spent money on.

It’s going to bean interesting journey.  I’ve been warned to expect a couple of weeks of “so this is what computers are like if you’re not an expert”, and I’ve also been told I’m going to hate PCs after this.  Watch this space to find out how I get on.

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