Good morning everybody! I humbly introduce you all to my new baby: Mame-chan 3!
He is a Dell Inspiron 2020 One with a Pentium processor, a sleek 20″ monitor, a wired keyboard, a wired mouse, and nothing much else. In short, this is an All-In-One desktop system that doesn’t need a tower to show off its power and speed. Not only that this is powerful and fast,1 but it’s also very quiet, very energy efficient, and everything else you can dream of in a computer.2 For me, this is a super-duper fancy system, but to those who are in sync with today’s technology, this is a very basic system.
This new baby also runs on Windows 8. Wait, scratch that. As of last night, it now runs on Windows 8.1. The system looks nice but the unnecessary panels that we see just by pressing the “Start” button is downright annoying for me. I rather still use the good ol’ desktop like XP, Vista, and 7 had. What you see in the photo right now is just the lock screen. My desktop wallpaper is a different Card Captor Sakura wallpaper (and it’s still Sakura & Syaoran!), so basically I’m using two wallpapers in this machine. It’s a nice little touch if you’re concerned about the design looks.
I purchased Mame-chan 3 two days ago3 when Little Mame-chan (the 6-year-old laptop that I have been using forever…) had finally reached its old age. He had become too vintage and too outdated that the blue screen of doom decided to show its dying breath by appearing and re-appearing right after the Windows logo loaded and that the system would reload by itself again. I pondered going to take it to the computer repair shop but because I was worried about what’s gonna cost me, I might as well compensate that cost by purchasing a new one. The new All-In-One is quite affordable too and the price was enough for my budget, so I can really sigh in relief.
That’s it for today. This entire weekend, aside from the usual household chores, I was also busy reconfiguring this system back to how it was like with the old laptop. I’m loving the system so far, and somehow, the system got even faster after the OS upgrade to Windows 8.1. They added the “Start” button at the bottom corner just like in the old Windows systems, except that the “Start” button leads us to those annoying panels again.
Oh, did I mention that the keyboard has a “Windows” key on it now, just like how Apple systems always had that apple key?
On the sidenote...
- which is a HUUUUGE leap for me from my 6-year-old windows XP-run laptop to this one… [↩]
- That is, if you’re not a hardcore gamer. [↩]
- the day between Chinese New Year and Superbowl Sunday. [↩]