Welcome back to Sunday Selections.
Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.
Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.
If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.
Today I'm going to focus on my computers, the new, hmmm, and the old luv luv luv, but dying. She keeps turning herself off several times a day even when plugged in to power source.
So I bought this new one:
hp. You probably can't see it, but it has a ribbed lid, not a smooth one. Maybe it will show if you enlarge the photo.
it's matte black, with the only shine being
these few stripes on either side of the keypad. And the hp logo on the lid.
The keypad has an annoying two fingers swipe to scroll the pages up, down, or sideways.
I'm used to using only one finger at a time on the keypad. I'm wondering if this feature is an attempt to prevent RSI in fingers. It's kind of awkward to get used to, but I've had this machine for a week now, so I'm getting there.
Here they are side by side, new and working on the left, (as if you couldn't tell) and my precious on the right, turned off, by me, not by herself. When starting up for the very first time, there's an option to name your computer. The white has a girl name, the black has a male name.
The old girl is a pearl white Toshiba and not as old as I first thought. I thought she was 6-7 years old, but I searched for the purchase receipt and discovered she is only 5 1/2. Still a good age for a laptop I'm told, but I wish she'd stay with me for longer. Another 20-30 years or so would do nicely (*~*)
under her shiny surface is a delicate diamond pattern which may or may not be visible, it's hard to photograph. Enlarging the photo might help.
speakers, which I can't see on the new computer, although it definitely has some.
here we see the ONE single feature which I found annoying on the Toshiba: the left and right click buttons are right on the edge, which meant I had to be careful where I positioned my dinner plate.
Changing to a new computer hasn't been too much hassle, it's windows10, so the operating system is the same, apart from the two fingers on the keypad scrolling thing.
I'm having trouble downloading the i-tunes program, obviously I made a boo-boo somewhere, at some point during installation I get a little window that says:
"an installation for Apple Support is currently suspended. You must undo the changes made by that installation to continue. Do you wish to undo the changes?"
under that is a small 'yes' box and a small 'no' box.
So of course I click yes and the little window just winks at me and stays there and nothing happens.
Not being at all tech savvy, I have no idea what I may or may not have done to suspend anything, so I'm stumped. No i-tunes for me. Yet.
One other feature I don't like is no CD/DVD drawer, but that seems to be common to most new computers; laptops anyway. 'They' assume most people download their music etc these days, I guess, but I'd prefer a drawer to be able to watch DVDs in bed if/when I'm laid up with back trouble.
All I really need to get used to is the look and feel of this new laptop, which has a slightly bigger screen, so that's a plus.
I can say, with 100% certainty, I won't get attached to this machine as I did to the Toshiba.
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