Should I get a crappy TV or Crappy laptop?
August 27, 2010 12:31 PM Subscribe
Should I get a crappy TV or a crappy laptop? I have enough money to get one or the other, and I don't want both. Convoluted reasoning inside. I don't want to spend a bunch of money then think, "Ah crap, I never thought of X before I bought this!"
posted by ShadePlant to grab bag (21 answers total)
I didn't have the internet at home for about 9 mos. because of money. I didn't care. I started dating my SO in May and he is over a lot so I got the internet back because he said WTF Who Doesn't Have the Internet?. I had recently gotten a raise and figured I could afford it. We're not living together and not planning to do so until at least summer 2011. And please spare me the "Oh you just got internet cos your SO said so?" stuff. He is over a lot by himself and is pretty much addicted to FARK and WOW. I've tried to convince him of MeFi's allure... But now there's no computer or TV anyway.
Lately it's been difficult to make ends meet and I sold my desktop machine to pay some bills. The computer was new and spendy and impulsive. At this point I am trying to decide what I need...
-My main electronic priorities are watching movies and (secondly) maybe typing short stories.
-I don't listen to a lot of music on my computer. I mostly use it to rearrange songs on iTunes for my ipod.
-I don't care if I have the internet or not; in fact, I'd rather not. I have unrestricted computer access at work and an EVO phone, so I can internet if I need to.
-I don't watch TV, nor do I plan to.
-I've got approx $400 to spend.
-SO loves TV and internet, but I need to focus on and purchase what I'll be happy to with if we break up and SO isn't using it part time. Again, mostly I just want to watch movies.