My wife saw this on the Walmart website: HP 6300 Pro INTEL Core i3 3400 MHz Desktop With 22″ WideScreen LCD.
Price $236.25, free shipping, quantity, 1 left.
Now, I’ve built computers, and bought lots of monitors, but a 22 inch wide-screen LCD monitor is usually going to run you more than this entire system cost. So I told her, “buy it.” It was the only one left in stock, and with Walmart’s latest promotion of free shipping to compete with Amazon, it was a steal.
Basically, this computer was the price of my smartwatch.
Now it sits on her desk as of last night purring like a cat laying in a field of catnip. With the exception of it running Windows (I hate Windows), this is a great machine for her, and does everything she needs. Even came with built-in speakers. “Works real fine,” she says.
So now what to do with her old computer? The one my ex-son-in-law and I colluded together to build for her. A super-computer running Linux, with a burnt out graphics card and burnt out motherboard, and basically not something I was going to repair.
Meanwhile, I’ve got my computer. The one I’m writing this blog on. In a Gigabyte tower with 4 fans and 3.5 terabytes on 3 hard drives and a water-cooled radiator, running not Windows (did I mention I hate Windows?) but an old version of Linuxmint that I can’t update because my two Blueray/DVD burners are kaput. Wait…. my wife’s old computer has those drives. Bet they still work….