Recently, my laptop decided it was time to move on, leaving me with only my husband’s Toshiba to use for almost two weeks. Something happened to it, no idea, but it was time. I mean, the “e” key stuck, it had survived a very bad virus, it was slow, and it had traveled back and forth from many cities and even a few foreign countries. That Dell laptop had lived a good life, and it was time for it to retire.
I thought about buying a laptop elsewhere. You know, just to see if there were cheaper prices out there. My husband had purchased that Toshiba recently from NewEgg with a great warranty, financing plan, and low price tag. I could’ve done that too, but to be honest, I didn’t like the layout of his keyboard or the style of the laptop. If this is going to be attached to my lap as often as my previous Dell was, I knew I had to pick something I really liked.
It only took a couple of days of searching before I decided to just customize a new Dell Inspiron laptop. I was a previously satisfied customer and I certainly got my money’s worth from my deceased laptop (and a desktop PC before that). Dell for Home has been good to me, so I returned to the site to price out the laptop I wanted.
Shopping at Dell is comprehensive for even the most technologically unaware individuals (like me). Start off by choosing what’s most important to you. Browse laptops by Everyday Computing, Multimedia, Ultra Mobility, Performance, and Gaming, so you can get exactly what you need in your new laptop. You can also refine your search by screen size, processor, price, weight, video card, storage size, optical drive, or memory. Dell’s prices are competitive and their features are pretty extensive, so customizing your own might be a good way for you to pay for only what you’ll use.
Once I chose the model for me (Inspiron 15R), Dell walked me through the step by step process of customization. From the optional colored casing to deals on carriers and flash drives, there were several steps to go through. It was a bit overwhelming, but afterward I was glad to have spent the time picking each component of my new “best friend.”
I ordered the laptop with Dell’s financing plan and got an estimated delivery date within 10 to 14 days. I resigned myself to life with the Toshiba until then, but was surprised to see a FedEx delivery truck a mere six days after I ordered my laptop. Dell’s customizing process and delivery was faster than I ever anticipated. The battery was fully charged, the software discs and manual were included, and everything was ready to go. It was a great feeling to get back to writing on my brand new, hand-picked laptop.
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