Inks, Pens, and Paper dissected here for your surfing pleasure. I'll be adding my PC to Apple Odyssey too, in the hopes of helping others out of the pit of Newb.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
My (Soon to be Ex) Microsoft Spawned Devil Box
AMD Sempron Processor
1.25 GB of RAM
~100 GB Internal Hard Drive (Partitioned into 86.1GB and 6.95 GB)
1 CD Writer/DVD ROM Drive
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 2002
1 DVD Writer Drive (One of my husband's cast offs)
20" Starlogic LCD Monitor (~$200)
Logitech THX Speakers and Subwoofer (~$150 over five years ago)
Microsoft Wireless Natural Multimedia Keyboard and Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0
(~$80 also many years ago)
Upgraded USB Ports (~$50?)
Total System Cost: $680 plus tax
Plus Microsoft Office 2003 Academic Edition (~$100)
I may reuse the Keyboard as Apple's dinky, number-pad-less version looks beautiful, but doesn't seem intended to ever actually be used. Maybe I'll have it framed.
My speakers still sound great, so they'll probably survive the purge as well.Apple's built-in speakers always sound like an ancient AM radio. Since speakers aren't terribly procey and the iMac is big bucks, I have no idea what's up with that. May I'll get lucky and be totally wrong about this one.
I will miss the built in card slots on the Compaq. Unfortunately, some of them are no longer working so I won't be too sad.