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When looking through the myriad of opportunities to make money you will be tempted to opt for the most expensive options provided but do you really need them? Best to not spend your entire lifes savings in the hopes of making more later.

Say, you want to get into article marketing and you know that a laptop with video capabilities (you never know when you might want to kick back and watch a movie you know) is what you need (or want depending on your financial situation). As you survey the vast wasteland of laptops available you will see a vast difference in price. From the baby laptops for under $500 to the full blown desktop on the move that can set you back $2,000+. Somewhere in there is the perfect tool for your endeavors but how do you choose?

The tool is not nearly as important as the way you plan to use it. Hollywood would have you believe that everyone who blogs, writes or does anything must have a fancy large and expensive laptop to do the job. If you are truly just writing, what do you really need? You won't be playing full on 3D games with the under $500 models but they will last a lot longer on battery than the higher end models.

Recently I decided I needed a laptop because:

  • Boxing up and hauling my Mac Pro to my parents home for weekend excursions was becoming too cumbersome.
  • Using my iPhone for purchasing movies online for my mother was becoming too frustrating. (You try showing your 68 year old mother how to maneuver around a site and read on your phone, not a pleasant experience I can tell you)
  • Using the Mac Pro removed me from the purpose of visiting my parents (to visit with them not be sequestered to a room in front of the computer)
  • As time has passed my parents have enjoyed the ability to get various and sundry information at the drop of a hat.
  • I spend way too much time in my apartment and need a way to get out and still keep up with the world in this new connected lifestyle I so enjoy.

I looked high and low and settled on a middle of the road PC laptop with Windows 7 which is definitely not my first choice but at this point, it serves the purpose. The first one I looked at as a 17" behemoth which was cumbersome and heavy, the next one was a 13" lightweight with oodles of battery life but that screen was so small and then the bad boy I ended up with is a 15" package with a ton of personality and heart. (How can a computer have heart? Trust me some laptops just beg you to touch them much like a lemon meringue pie or chocolate bunny). This was over the course of a couple of weeks and I am glad I took the time to evaluate the choices. Could I have chosen wiser? Who knows, I just know that when I have it in my lap the articles seem to just write themselves.

Case in point, a particular rock star started his career out with a knock off of a Fender Telecaster electric guitar. The manufacturer of the guitar he used was known for making cheap knockoffs that weren't very good at all but this dude could make that thing wail and released many hit songs with it. The story goes that the reason he probably chose this guitar is because the pick guard was a leopard print which almost perfectly matched his current stage costume. Did it serve its purpose? Yes, and at a time when money was not plentiful he was able to reach his goals and still pay rent and eat. He could have opted for the real deal and spent $1,200+ for a guitar but he was able to get the same results without being out the extra dough.

When you are looking around for tools just try to keep a little perspective and realize that you can always spend more later when you start making money much like our friend the now internationally famous rock star.


Street Talk

Hi Sherrill, Lap Tops Oh Yeh I wouldnt be without mine Love It I would encourage everyone to get one :)

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  about 1 decade ago

Yes, not being tied down to a specific location, like I was with my desktop, makes life much more enjoyable.

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  about 1 decade ago
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