Thursday, March 01, 2007
My new Dell Inspiron
My new `toy' has arrived today! I ordered a Dell notebook online last weekend at a very good deal - RM2,999 net for everything - even with a nice case thrown in and free delivery etc..
It was really exciting unwrapping the box to find brand new stuff in it.. and I must say I'm quite pleased with the look of the notebook. Like it better than other brands of the same price range.
So of course immediately I started playing around with it Hmm.. the Windows Vista (newest Window) looks pretty neat, and the sound and view quality are good too.. but then suddenly I realised one thing to my horror - it does not include Microsoft Word! It can't even read a word document!
I always thought it was a default program.. And to think that the MAIN purpose for me buying a notebook is to work on my book and other stories.. not multimedia and other programs.. And now I just realised that the package did not include Word!! How can?!! But it has powerpoint and excel programs though.. kinda strange to me.
Sent out an SOS msg online and a computer-geek friend said I must go get Microsoft Office as it's not part of Windows! If I get the original, it will cost quite a bomb - and what I need is just Word! I have the choice to get a pirate copy at a much much cheaper price.. but I am hesitant. Not just for moral and legal reasons but also scared it might damage my brand new original Dell.
So what should I do ah..? :(
This has put a damper on my happy mood.. and on top of all the other `changgih' stuff that comes with my new notebook.. sigh. There is no perfect purchase.