The buzz around the iPAD, the Macbook Air, the iPhone have been abuzz for what seems like a lifetime.Â It’s quite funny to stand back and remember that these things have only been in existence for a few short years.Â Regardless, they have reinvented how we think about personal computing.Â We wanted to laptop that was small, slim, speedy, and booted up in a nanosecond, so we applauded the Macbook upon it’s arrival.Â The iPhone was amazing because it was akin to a portable computer, or at least app/game playing machine.Â Then the iPAD came about and it solved the issues with a small screen, and the ability to play some high performance games, and even the possibility of using it for work related purposes.Â Now as consumers we face more choices than ever.
I hate wasting money, how could I not.Â After all, I am a personal finance blogger and my livelihood is based around making smart financial decisions.Â So I found myself wondering, do I need a smartphone?Â I tackled this decision, and extra expense a couple years ago and caved in.Â My business is online and mobile, it benefits me to be able to connect whenever I want.Â Emails are my primary form of communication with my customers, being sync’d up 24/7 is just part of the game.
I love slim computers, tiny lightweight computing clouds!Â But just because I love them doesn’t mean I need them.Â This is just an additional bonus for me, and if I had the extra cash I probably would’ve swooped one up already.Â Instead I’ve held on to my 6lb. computer for the past several years because it works fine for my needs.Â It is still portable, even if it’s a couple pounds heavier than I care for…and even if it takes an additional 30 seconds to boot up each time.
Now with the prominence of the iPAD I find myself wondering if I NEED a tablet.Â Gosh, they make it seem like the entire world needs one…maybe they do!Â I can see the benefits of having a full typing screen, a wider view, and the use of actual type pad and spreadsheet documents on the go.Â But alas, I held off month after month convincing myself that I didn’t need one.Â Fortunately, it turns out I was right.Â I would’ve been quite angry with myself had I purchased one.Â Leave it to Corporate America, or Corporate World, to come up with exactly what I needed…the convertible!Â A high powered computing machine that is lightweight, quick as hell, and doubles as a laptop or computer…what more could any tech geek desire!
The moral of the story is that something better will always come along.Â Try and base your purchases off of your needs rather than your wants.Â You never know, with a little patience you might find that both are satisfied.