It’s Cyber Monday, the online version of Black Friday. In other words, conduct all your holiday shopping on the Internet on Cyber Monday and you could find massive deals, discounts, and promotions… without the utter chaos of going to brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday.
Cyber Monday got me thinking about laptops. For a few months now, I’ve been thinking about buying a laptop, but I’ve been dragging my feet and getting all wishy-washy over the decision, like it’s something of huge importance. But the thing is, my desktop computer works perfectly fine. I have an LCD monitor, excellent speakers, a big subwoofer that doubles as a footrest, a gaming mouse with a zillion buttons that my brother let me have because he got an even better one, and a keyboard with illuminated keys that won’t rub off. It’s not like I’m working on some ancient machine that barely boots.
So why did I even want a laptop in the first place? The main reason was so I wouldn’t feel chained to my desk all the time: the portability. The fact that laptops are cute and sleek and fashionable. (Maybe all those repetitive ads on Hulu are getting to me! *gasp*) Minimalism; so instead of having all those hardware components, I could just have the laptop itself and clear off space on my desk. And… the fact that everyone seems to have one, which is never a good reason for buying anything. Now that I realize the reasons I want a laptop aren’t very good reasons, I think I’ll stick with my good ol’ desktop. (And besides, I made a post a few days ago about gratitude, so I’ll follow my own advice and be happy that I have what I have and not go around wanting more. :))
Do you prefer a laptop or a desktop computer? Do you have both?