My new computer arrived today. While I was at work, my Monkeyface installed the extra memory, got the wireless working, and downloaded Firefox for me. What a sweet Monkeyface!
So I’ve been playing for the last couple of hours. It was even hard for me to eat my awesome tostadas (complete with awesome guacamole, yo), because I was having too much fun. I still managed to eat every morsel on my plate, don’t worry.
My initial thoughts about the computer: I love it! I’ve uninstalled a ton of junk that came with the computer, but I have no complaints about that. Knew it was coming. Got my iTunes downloaded and will soon install Quicken. One annoying thing: I uninstalled McAfee in preference of AVG and Zone Alarm, but the icons are still in my sys tray. How do I make those go away? Huh. Systray. One word or two? One, right?
So far I kinda like Vista. It’s pretty. I’m not a fan of the rounded edges on everything — all the bubbly facade makes me think I’m on a Mac. But I’m cool with this, at least for now.
I get sixty days of Office 2007, after which time I’ll either break down and buy it or install Office 2003 (or XP, I can’t remember which one I have).
Need to get all my music onto this baby, but I’m in no rush.
It is so quiet. So quiet. Not too hot. So light! Thin. And… AND! I love the keyboard. Touchpad good. Widescreen good. Power cord good. The VAIO powercord is about ten pounds, and you need a whole suitcase just for the transformer. This one has a teeny transformer, and the place where it plugs in to the computer is tight. Super tight. Let’s hope it stays that way. The CD/DVD player / writer / etc. will even label the CDs. It sounds like it writes the label right on the disc, but I’m not sure because I haven’t yet played with it. Manual and electronic volume controls. Buttons for fast-forward, etc. Four USB ports. The only thing I’m sad about is that there is no firewire port, and I forgot to check on that, and I was really hoping to be able to import videos once I got the new machine. Is there some kind of adapter I can get for that?
I’m stoked, kids. Stoked. This is good. Thanks for all your advice and help the last few days. You’re the bestest.