Recently, I was asked to join the Windows Champion program for bloggers! The premise of the program is that I’m given a PC to use for a year. Over the course of the year, I’ll do a few sponsored posts about my experiences with the PC. As always, I’ll continue to be completely honest. My reviews will be based on exactly how I feel!
That’s the computer they sent me!!! A Sony Vaio with Windows 7. I’m actually blogging right now from it.
Normally, when I get emails from PR companies trying to send me something, I send an automated response. I was intrigued by the Windows Champion program for a few reasons:
1) My macbook is getting really old. I got it after high school graduation… and I’m entering my senior year of college. Thankfully, my macbook does have a little more life in it. Eventually I’m going to have to get a new laptop. I’m definitely leaning towards another Mac right now, but I am interested to see if a PC would be better!
2) PCs have such a bad reputation I think. You know those commercials “I’m a Mac/I’m a PC” where the PC is an old outdated man??? That is the impression that I have of PCs still! This Sony seems hardly outdated!
3) In the business school program I’m in, they don’t really like Macs. In fact, a lot of my core classes require that we use programs that are simply not available on Macs. I opted out of partitioning my hardrive to run Windows on my Mac. Instead, I got a netbook… but it’s way too small to run intense Excel spreadsheets.
So those are the reasons I decided to test out the PC for a year. I’m really excited to see how it goes!!!
Here are likes/dislikes so far:
LIKES: 11.6 screen, super lightweight, Windows 7 snap screen thing, Live Writer (so cool!!!! much easier than writing a post in blogger!), pinning programs to the bottom bar
DISLIKES: Generally having to get used to Windows, right hand Shift bar is a weird place, and I’m having a hard time getting used to the trackpad
Okay, that’s what I have to say so far! I’m curious to know… Do you have a PC or a Mac???
PS Thank you Windows for asking me to participate! Thank you also for the loaner laptop!!!