Thursday, August 6, 2009

Substance over style

Given that I am now officially a grad student, I have to purchase a new laptop in the near future. I don't know much about computers other than the basics (hard drive size, operating systems, RAM, etc) so I go mainly based on recommendations and looks (how female of me, right?). Perhaps I should rephrase that and say I go by how visually appealing a laptop is.

I was browsing laptops today and I came across one that caught my attention because...

...it was PINK! Yay!





Of course, I'd never buy this. I can't exactly show up to grad school and sit amongst other working professionals with a pink laptop and be taken seriously. I'd feel out of place. It reminds of me the scene in Legally Blonde where Elle Woods, the main character, shows up to her first day at Harvard Law and then proceeds to take notes in class on a pink heart-shaped note pad and matching fuzzy pink pen. Perhaps just a pink pen will do for grad school instead of a pink laptop. ;)

Does anyone have any good laptop recommendations?

My only "must haves" are that it be relatively light (I don't want to lug a huge weight across campus), have a decent battery life, and be around 14 to 15 inches in size. Also, I'm looking for a non-mac laptop (sorry Apple lovers). Thanks everyone! :)

Jasmin

12 comments:

  1. Let me know what you decide! I have the same reason/requirements.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am liking the pink laptop!! Looks snazzy!
    I'm afraid I have no advice, I'm looking at getting a new laptop soon however I leave all that to my boyfriend he's a big computer geek :P
    Good luck with finding a decent one :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks guys! I'll let you know what I end up getting. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dndwza3&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=13&m_2=PFLX&mo=2~PFLX&i_m_2:PFLX=3784

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well, everything did work out for Elle, so maybe the pink laptop isn't such a bad choice! (kidding!) I have no recs. Mine's a Toshiba and thats ALL I know about it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. OMG-I'm totally crazy for anything pink! In that way I'm a complete sucker for marketing. I'll essentially by anything pink! In fact I went with the BlackBerry Pearl over the BlackBerry curve because Alltel didn't offer the curve in pink! I know, I probably need professional help! :)

    That said, I'm also a sucker for techno anything and I did gobs of research before I actually chose my phone. Still if there are two equally good products, and one's offered in pink, there's no question which one I'll chose!

    Angela from Angela's Soliloquy

    We SITS have to stick together!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Angela-- that is too funny because my Blackberry had a pink case (my mobile provider didn't have a pink phone). Viva pink! :D

    ReplyDelete
  8. omg I've never found so many coffee lovers (like me) until I started blogging. Happy Friday!

    ReplyDelete
  9. hi jasmin,
    first,thank you for stopping by and leaving that sweet comment! i'm following you now.. so i look forward to reading you many "adventures"... my daughter has that computer... funny story when she went to college we bought her a desk top, thinking she wouldn't be able to carry it around and knowing her bang it around and have it break, thus the desk top, but last year she complained that she looked like a "freak" b/c she was the ONLY one in her sorority (400 girls!) who had a desk top on her desk... so now she has the white lap top, she would have bought the very Elle Woods looking pink if they had it in pink, LOL o come on Elle didn't turn out so bad... LOL good luck.. what are you studying in grad school? that is next on my daughter's "list" in life... she graduates in may... ahhhh i can't believe i have a daughter that old!.. LOL
    smiles,
    shelley
    http://iamstillstandingafterallthistime.blogspot.com
    http://theplaygroundprincess.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. hi jasmin,
    first,thank you for stopping by and leaving that sweet comment! i'm following you now.. so i look forward to reading you many "adventures"... my daughter has that computer... funny story when she went to college we bought her a desk top, thinking she wouldn't be able to carry it around and knowing her bang it around and have it break, thus the desk top, but last year she complained that she looked like a "freak" b/c she was the ONLY one in her sorority (400 girls!) who had a desk top on her desk... so now she has the white lap top, she would have bought the very Elle Woods looking pink if they had it in pink, LOL o come on Elle didn't turn out so bad... LOL good luck.. what are you studying in grad school? that is next on my daughter's "list" in life... she graduates in may... ahhhh i can't believe i have a daughter that old!.. LOL
    smiles,
    shelley
    http://iamstillstandingafterallthistime.blogspot.com
    http://theplaygroundprincess.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Ooh, I'm a total mac maniac. They're so fast, problem free and make life easier. I swear they're worth it!
    Stopped by from SITS :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comment! Have a fabulous day.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...