My new notebook computer landed on my doorstep on Friday, and my first impressions are very favorable. It’s light, and very similar to my Lenovo notebooks from work that I had used for 8, 10 hours a day for a very long time. I did consider a MacBook and others, but my fingers are so, so used to the Lenovo keyboard. A new notebook with a different keyboard layout and feel can bring a lot of frustration, and be hard to get used to again (sort of like a rental car with the levers for the wipers and turn signal switched from one’s own car).
It did take a little patience to get the machine set up. There was a massive 4 Gigabyte Windows 10 update needed to what was already loaded on the machine.
Then, when I downloaded and attempted to install Google Chrome (as browser instead of Microsoft’s Edge), the infamous blue screen of death came up. Aargh. Microsoft calls it a ‘stop screen’ – and these days the blue screen is not a dead stop requiring a hard reboot. Electing to re-install the very large OS update did the trick.