Before I begin my review I have to admit that I am not the most technical minded of people, but as I have a husband who is an expert with anything that is electrical I have learned quite a lot over the years and am still learning. Prior to meeting him I had no option than to rely on other people, which isn’t like me at all, particularly as I prefer to do things myself. We now live in a society where we seem to use computers for almost everything although I’ve yet to find one that will clean the oven or carry out the ironing! If you said to me five years ago that I would be shopping or banking online I would have laughed at you. However, the last few years have seen me spending more and more of my spare time tapping away at the keys, as I love looking for bargains as well as managing my bank account online. Unfortunately, our desk top computer is banished to the smallest room of the house and consequently, I felt very isolated, as my husband would be in the living room working on his laptop. As a result, I made a decision about 12 months ago to purchase a laptop, but didn’t fancy the chore of having to find one, which would be suited to my needs. Consequently, I informed my husband of what I required and he carried out some online research and produced me with his findings. Prior to this I had never used a laptop in my life, as I preferred a large screen and keyboard, but I knew I needed to move with the times and of course, I needed to be more sociable and spend time in the living room with my husband as opposed to the small room in the house (and I don’t mean the toilet!).I had several options from which to choose with a budget of around £450, but if I’m totally honest, I screwed my nose up at each and every one of them, as I really could not make my mind up. Consequently, several months passed by and I still had not made my purchase. In the meantime, I thought I’d have a little practice on my husband’s Acer to ensure that I would be able to effectively use a laptop and due to the fact that I have long fingernails I found myself tapping the adjacent keys and making the most dreadful mistakes! As I am a touch typist I am so used to typing extremely quickly and the problem I found with using a laptop is that it slowed me down so much! However, as I would describe myself as somewhat of a perfectionist I will persevere until I can get something right, so I continued using my husband’s laptop much to his sheer dismay! A further choice of laptops was presented to me and at last, I made my choice and just before Christmas of last year I made my purchase and this review discusses Hewlett Packard’s G56-130sa.
MY REASONS FOR CHOOSING THIS PARTICULAR LAPTOP AND ITS’ APPEARANCE
Well, because hubby told me so! No, seriously – he presented me with a few choices; all of which met my requirements, as I wanted something that was not too big, a fairly good screen size and something that would be able to run several programmes with ease without the need for me to sit and wait impatiently whilst the pages loaded.