For starters, it was incredibly slow! It would literally take 15 minutes from the time I turned it on to when it was fully booted. (I should have booted It!) I could turn it on, go eat breakfast, shower, get dressed, and read the morning paper while waiting for it to be work-ready. Okay, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but it was extremely frustrating to want to finish my day's work and have to wait for the darn thing. It had a Sprint wireless card which was always disconnecting at the inopportune moment, also. No wonder I'm so glad to be retired!
When I went looking for a retirement gift for myself in the form of a new laptop computer, I said to hell with the Dell and bought a Hewlitt Packard. It's a wonderful machine, speedy, reliable, and lots of fun to use.
This has not been a paid announcement--I just ran across the above cartoon and all the frustrations of using that computer came slamming back to me like a relapse of the swine flu! Oh, I guess you can't have a relapse unless you've suffered through the first bout with it. Well those memories are like a bad dream--too scary to go back to sleep, for fear you'll return to it. And if you have a Dell, don't take offense. Maybe I had a lemon--it sure left a sour taste in my mouth!