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Bought My Netbook Today...

October 22nd, 2009 at 03:00 pm

If we had seen this first though...

[url]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=895D...

Just a PC, monitor, laptop, netbook, & wireless router, for $1199!

(We have monitors from the 80s/90s, and a PC - from the 90s as well - that's on its last legs. Talk about tempting!)

We did discuss the deal for quite a while today. Dh sent me the link, kind of as a joke. But he hadn't noticed the monitor was included too. He could have talked me into it. We would have returned the netbook I bought today - which would have made it a $800 deal for the rest.

BUT, not really necessary.

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Anyway, ended up with a Toshiba Netbook. ALMOST went with Asus. If the Asus was in stock, would have gone with it because it was cheaper (& prettier). BUT heard REALLY bad things about the power supply, so decided to go with the in-stock Toshiba. We went test driving them last night, and we both really liked the Toshiba in the end. Good reviews backed it up. Dh bought it today since Windows 7 rolled out today.

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I tested it out at lunch today, briefly. So far I REALLY like it.

To be honest, my laptop needs replacing. I am a laptop girl - love having the portability around the house, etc. BUT, the idea of buying another laptop has been hard to swallow.

We bought a pretty nice laptop in 2005 because dh envisioned using it more. So I am not thrilled with buying another one, just 4 years later. But it is on its last legs. Though we agreed to get a more low level laptop next round.

Anyway, I like the lower cost of the netbook. & it is fitting considering I do little more than internet on it. & the lighweight and size is pretty cool.

Talk about a bit of an impulse purchase though. VERY unlike us. All I can say is happy birthday to me. Big Grin

Truth is, I just didn't feel we had the money to spend on it right now (though laptop has been pretty bad for quite a few months). So when the money arrived, I was a little impatient.

Dh is also always hogging up the big purchases. Glad I got a turn! Big Grin

9 Responses to “Bought My Netbook Today...”

  1. homebody Says:

    Yes Happy Birthday to you! I really want a new notebook, but have to wait for my year of not buying anything to get it. If I still want it as 10/01/2010 and I still have a job, I will probably buy it.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Happy Birthday! Smile
    I hope you enjoy your netbook immensely. Smile

  3. lartiga Says:

    Wow... you sure got a lot for the money. Hope they give you many years of use. PCs are definitely more affordable than Macs.

    Oh, and Happy Birthday to you!

  4. John DeFlumeri jr Says:

    That's great, happy birthday. Use your new computer present to get famous now, and have fun doing it!

  5. monkeymama Says:

    Analise - we didn't end up buying all that.

    My birthday is over a month away, but close enough. Big Grin

  6. momcents Says:


    Never too soon to enjoy a great deal in honor of one's birthday, right?

    Enjoy your new toy!

  7. Broken Arrow Says:

    I pre-ordered my Windows 7. Slight hiccup with the billing information, and now, it's delayed. Frown

    Oh, happy birthday!

  8. debtfreeme Says:

    Happy birthday!

    And I just purchased that link you sent. I have been wanting a net book for a while and I have wanted to buy my mom a computer that works for 5 years. I am going to give her the desktop/monitor for christmas/birthday (her birthday is 5 days after christmas)

    It seemed a good deal, does what she wants it to do after the purchase of the microsoft office stuff and I think she will be pleased and surprised.

    The laptop will go in the closet for a while. the dell is ok but has begun acting funny and sometimes just shuts down on itself. i have the warranty and will get it fixed after i move in about 10 days but for the future or to sell or give to my sisters family in the future i have that second laptop.

  9. monkeymama Says:

    Cool! I shared because I thought someone would find it useful. It was quite tempting for us too.

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