I know I said I might well have bought my last laptop for the family but my wife’s 10 year old PC is spinning the last few thousand rotations of its hard drive and software is starting to malfunction. So she is getting our daughter’s 7 year old perfectly good machine and we are buying the final year 6th form girl a laptop.
The Tesco website has an Acer 5742 for £399. It has an Intel Core i3, a 750gig hard drive and 4 gigs of RAM. The crunch though is the copy of Microsoft Office 2010 home and business £204.22. She ain’t getting that.
It’s a graphic illustration that the money isn’t in the hardware but in the software. You do also have to wonder