I’m happy to report that my mom has finally gotten her own laptop. It’s a cheap Asus with Windows 8. I helped her get it for Christmas. We’ve checked it out thoroughly, and she’s keeping it. 🙂 So I finally have my own laptop back (she’s borrowed it frequently for the past couple years).
It’s kind of unbelievable. If you had told me 10 years ago that my mom would be getting her own computer I would’ve thought you were nuts. She is the last person I’d imagine who would want her own, but circumstances have demanded it. What’s held her up is she wanted a cheap laptop that was fairly familiar and easy to use, but not one that would store all her information on the cloud. Since the hardware market has changed since the last time I shopped for a computer (2008), it was a challenge to find one that fit the bill.