Monday, April 24, 2006

Laptop vs. Piano

I am considering making a major purchase. (By major purchase I mean something over approximately $500--and actually probably closer to $1,000.) I am seriously considering getting a laptop--but not just any laptop, an Apple Powerbook G4, so I can have wireless internet, software like Garageband, and other cool features like iMovie and iDVD. I hear Mac is the way to go if you are into cool projects like movie making and music recording. So it is becoming more of a possibility. I have been watching deals on ebay and such, but I'm still waiting for the tax refund check to come in the mail until I make a final purchase. So I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a laptop in the next month or so...yay, a new summer project to figure out!

But then I think maybe I should be investing my limited funds in something like a piano. I've also been looking for a piano, too, seeing as how I don't own one. But I can be pretty picky when it comes to pianos, so I don't just want any piece of junk just taking up space in my house. And I've decided that if I found a baby grand worth getting, I would make room for it in my living room! But a good piano isn't cheap; in fact, the ones I 've seen are probably more than the laptop costs. So maybe I should save my tax refund for that piano...but I'm pretty excited about getting a laptop, so I think that will be the first purchase. Plus it's hard to know just how much I should be putting in savings and how much I should spend. You never know when an emergency might come up and you might need funds on hand (for a new car or whatever). Why does everything have to cost money? I guess it helps us to be good stewards of the resources God has given us.

Or else I could get a dog...

8 comments:

BANKE$ said...

Mac's RULE! (mine is named Lisa, but she's an iMac G5, not a laptop)

Also, Apple is in the process of updating its product line... if you wait a few months you'll be able to get new used ones (if you know what I mean...)

BANKE$ said...

Mac's RULE! (mine is named Lisa, but she's an iMac G5, not a laptop)

Also, Apple is in the process of updating its product line... if you wait a few months you'll be able to get new used ones (if you know what I mean...)

bethoven said...

Thanks for the info, David. I was hoping for knowledgeable people like yourself to comment. Glad to see you decided to check out my blog!

TwoMuths said...

Hey, Beth, something to think about when purchasing something like a computer through Ebay is make sure that there is little to no risk to you, like a return policy and/or warranty left on the item. I work for a company that sells computer stuff and know that Ebay has really given some people some rotten deals, but mostly because they forgot to check out the details and the seller's ratings. It can be a great place to snag a treasure! Michael wants a Mac, too! We'll be saving for awhile, I'm sure!

Seminarybeachbum said...

Forget the Dog. Get a computer. But a Mac? I thought you wanted a REAL computer.

My Ephipany said...

I agree with banke$, Apple just switched from IBM processors to Intel processors which are supposed to have a major performance increase when compared to the IBM G5 line, so becareful when you make your purchase. You could also hitup Apple's website because I'm sure their discounting there older laptops that have IBM processors to make room for the new Intel ones. Best of luck.

Emily said...

mmm...piano :)

Marney said...

I know nothing about computers except that I hear a lot of people, especially along my lines of work at Purdue Univ, who say that people who try to do work on a Mac and send it to people with a PC have big troubles.
And, Beth, am I hearing these words from you? Piano v. computer? PUH-leeze. No brainer. Pianos last forever. Computers obviously do not. :-)