Oh boy! They surely don’t make things like they used too. Our last computer was bought in Dec 07 I believe… and it was dying just recently. It was just randomly shutting down, wouldn’t start up, and was getting a weird error. Then it started shutting down more frequently, and I made the decision to get a new tower, before the other one completely died with all of our pictures and my husbands documents he has as a teacher. Plus well I really love new technology and having a fast computer again!
I went searching online for the perfect computer, and saw that Alienware was very cheap now. I remember drooling over them 10 years ago and they were super expensive then. Now they are relativity cheap. I’m a gamer, so I wanted a gaming computer. But gaming computers are the best, so I knew it would be a great fast computer for what I have to do while blogging as well.
So I went to Best Buy to see what their selection was. Lots of cheaper towers, which I didn’t want. They did have one Alienware left, and I picked that bad boy up! I was so excited! Got home and started getting it all set up and the transfer going. I used a cord from Belkin to transfer the files I wanted from one tower to the other. Simple process.
But when I took the Alienware out of the box, I couldn’t believe how small it was! It’s pretty much the same size as my Xbox 360. I took pictures of the old tower and the new one next to each other and you can for sure tell the difference. Now with the Alienware up on top of the desk it feels so bare up there since it doesn’t take up as much space.
The main difference, other then being very speedy, is how QUIET it is. Really. The old HP tower had 4 fans, (One had to be replaced right out of the box when we first got it because it was broken) and was very very very loud. I didn’t realize how loud it was until now, all I hear is silence. I can now hear the kids asking me for food. (Just kidding I could hear them before!)
Very happy with my purchase! I just hope that the new tower will last longer. But if not, it’ll be nice to have a new computer in the future.