It’s strange, but after all that SoFoBoMo, I still judge days by the number of “usable” images 🙂
Well, I had planned to buy it this year, because the old one is heavy, slow, and its display is so bad, that I frequently have to re-edit the images that I make on the train. Still, originally I wanted to make the purchase later in autumn, after Windows 7 has been released. Other than that, I was agonizing for months about what exactly to buy.
I didn’t want to spend too much money. The logic was, that I have walked around with a heavy laptop for years, so obviously this was no problem. You know, size and weight, these are the two factors that determine the price of a laptop.
Or are they? Yesterday I spent half an hour in an electronics supermarket, comparing laptops, and I was pretty shocked. Most of them have very bad displays with low contrast, small viewing angles and small gamut. Most, but not the Macs.
Hmm … one day I’ll buy a Mac or two, but at the moment I am pretty tied to Windows, and of all the Windows laptops, only two had a decent display: a monster with 19″ and weighing more than 4kg, and then the Sony Vaio Z11.
On those B&W images you see me on the train, speeding down to Mödling, one of Vienna’s suburbs. A dealer there had a very good price for the Sony Vaio Z21, the successor to the Z11, and now I have such a beast. Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 4GB memory, a wonderful non-glare display with high contrast and wide gamut, 1366×768, weighing only 1.5kg. Yup! That’s more like a Photoshop machine 🙂