Which are you? Which am I??!?
My PC, a 2 year old bottom-of-the-line Averatec is on life support. As in, I gotta start planning its funeral quite soon. I can’t say that our life together has been blissful, or that I’m even sad to see it go. And if you wanna know the truth (shhhh), I may have even had a hand in its demise. I’m quite abusive to my technological partner, and I don’t mind saying so. I’m ready to drop it like its hot (which sometimes the sub-par fan lets it get VERY hot).
About six months ago, one of the Function keys stopped working. As in it is always depressed (ie, ON. I’m the one thats depressed over it.) After the usual fixes of toggling Num Lock and all the other ‘Locks’ as well as pulling off the Chicklet-key covers to clean, it was clear it was just FUBAR. So, I put an Advil on the other, functional Fn key and covered it with duct tape. Ouila! I now had a fully-functioning and ridiculously ugly computer.
This is only one of a looong line of nasty dirty fixes that i’ve had to torture my poor Averatec with. You get what you pay for, and I didn’t pay much, so I can’t really feel entitled to complain about the quality of said compy. However, now that I’m in the market for a computer (and I spend a fair amount of time on one) I’m back to the ‘weighing out the pros and cons’ of the different species out there.
Thing is, I’m poor. Yes, yes, I’m not afraid to admit that I’m fiscally challenged. What do you expect, I’m a student? So I really gotta hear Apple’s virtues trumpeted from the highest mountain in order to rationalize splurging which amounts to more than a month’s income on a white box. But, I wanna give Apple fans a chance to win over a potential new (and perhaps, quite vocal) customer.
What do you like about your Mac?