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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

My New PC and Our Old Travel Notebook

23.6" and 13.3"

Day 111 - Maybe I needn't have bothered buying new eye glasses a few weeks ago. I just needed to get a bigger computer!

Today, Jay and I went to pick up a new all-in-one computer. I did a lot of online research and learned I'd save quite a lot by buying equipment here and then taking it home in the spring. Some of the money saved went into procuring better specs. Windows 10 seems to love having 32 GB of RAM. Also, booting from an SSD is something quite necessary nowadays too.

I bought the Acer Aspire Z 24 online through Tech Hypermart as they had great reviews and a copious selection. The main outlet is just a little storefront down in Puchong. We'd never really been to the area which is around halfway to the airport. We took the SP LRT from the Majid Jemak Station and rode for around 40 minutes south. Our tickets were US $1.03 each.

The SP LRT Line

Heading Towards Putra Heights

IOI Puchong Jaya LRT station

The process was simple. I'd already paid by credit card, so the staff un-boxed and showed me the specs through the 'Windows System Information'. Another sales girl printed the receipt and we were ready to roll back to downtown KL.

However, the box was a little big, so I summoned a Grab ride-share. It took us nearly as long to return. Although there were fewer stops than the train, traffic and a few traffic lights slowed us down. Still, all kinds of transportation seems cheap in Malaysia. We came more than 20 or 25 kilometers for less than US $7. Okay, I guess getting around was even cheaper in Sri Lanka.

Yay! I love setting up a new computer. I'm typing on it now as getting up to speed is easier than ever with today's software.


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