My first & current laptop, a Lenovo G550 aka Samantha, turned 1 year old yesterday. I remember wanting a laptop so badly but not being able to afford one for years. Finally, two things happened – my pay scale improved a lot and in May of last year, my 4 year old desktop pc died on me. So it was high time for a laptop. But I needed to wait 3 weeks to get one as I needed some cash to kick in before financing it.
During those 3 weeks I googled from the office for a notebook that would meet my specifications and fit my budget as well. I spent a lot of time with the tech guys I knew, including the ones at my then office. How much RAM, hard disk capacities, which processor and which brands to go for. Unanimously they all told me to stay away from Acer (till then that was the brand that I was going for) and we soon ruled out HP, Dell & Sony – too rich for my budget! That’s when I got a quote for the G550.
She’s a budget notebook, meaning build quality is durability rather than looks but the plastic seems cheap. The colour is a dull dark shale and there are no fancy trimmings either. But she works like a charm and has been great for what I need a notebook for. She is awesome.
Happy Birthday Samantha!