Ok so it has only been a week or so since I posted the Alienware M15x article, unfortunately that didn’t last long. After the ‘oooohs & aaaahs’ have subsided I have found it sitting on my desk at home with the lid down. I hate to admit it but I had made a terrible mistake by purchasing the Alienware M15x, not because of it’s quality and its beefy specs but because I didn’t follow my own rule of thumb. When I build a pc or buy a laptop, I always ask myself “what will you be using it for?” In this instance, I got caught up in the Alienware’s big & bold gaming appeal rather than sticking with my intended use.
Less than 10 weeks out from the wedding and Donna finds herself stilll looking for a hair and Make Up artist all because Mr Eddie Bruan cannot check his calendar or perhaps a more attractive offer became available on our wedding date.
The last laptop I bought was the XPS M1210 and it’s fair to say it has seen better days. I wanted a fairly beefy laptop that will run Adobe CS5 but for the budget that I had, I had very few to choose from. While I would love to try out one of these spiffy MacBook Pro’s I couldn’t justify the price tag. So instead I went with an Alienware M15x, specced with Intel i7 920xm, 8Gb of RAM, 1GB of Dedicated graphics (GTX260M), Bluray drive and LED backlit screen.
I’m by no means an expert in lenses or photography for that matter, but for the last few months I’ve been chopping and changing between a few lenses of different focal range and speeds. Reading a wealth of information on the web, from experts, amateurs and beginners like myself I decided that I needed to work out what type of photographs I mainly shoot then find the best lens that suits that category and my budget. I hate to admit it but I’m an impulse buyer and when I see something that I like, I want it and I want it yesterday.