Okay, that's total hyperbole, but seriously. For a writer, my computer is utter crap. About two years ago, I went through Computer Hell: my laptop died, I managed to get everything off of it, then my (seriously old) desktop wouldn't hook up the the internet, so a friend gave me an old PC computer she wasn't using (she'd switched to Mac), THAT computer had a sleeper virus on it, and everything on it had to be erased.
So here I am, with a computer that works, but can't really be trusted online, and doesn't have sound anymore (got deleted--don't ask), and a desktop that runs like a snail. o.O
My birthday is coming up, and my husband wants to get me a computer, so now I am left with the age-old question:
Here's where I really have a dilemma. I have a friend whose husband's job sells gently-used MacBooks. But we have no idea when that will happen. Could be soon, could be six months from now.
I have heard all the arguments about Macs being better, and how much most writers love their Macs. But I definitely can't afford a new one. And, although I know they're better, I am more familiar with PCs and I'm comfortable with them.
Then again, my last new PC only lasted three years before it completely died on me, and my parents have a Mac so old the guys at the Apple Store were flabbergasted.
So what should I do, O readers? Get a new PC laptop? Wait for the bargain gently used one? Sacrifice a chicken?
Tell me and share what computer you use in the comments!