Last week me GF and I went to the Lowyat Plaza to buy her a new PC. Since I did not have time to assemble PC which I always did, we bought Acer Aspire M Series. No! We did not install Vista or XP. Instead, we decided to install Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. We would not waste money on lousy product such as Vista. The PC was priced at RM 1,470. A very good deal.
Once arrived at home, the I immidietly proceed to install Ubuntu. Not a hard things to do. Just pop-in the Alternate Ubuntu CD and let the system installed itself, including Compiz and all required packages to run MultiMedia. Well, Ubuntu 8.04 is a bliss. A very good alternative to that expensive Vista.
With RM 1,470 we get :
Processor : Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400
Memory : 2GB DDR2 Memory (upgradable to 4GB)
Hard Drive : 160GB SATA 2 Hard Drive 300MB/s
Optical : DVD SuperMultiplus Writer Drive
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7100 graphics
Integrated 7.1-channel High-Definition audio
Integrated 10 / 100 / 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
There’s a story behind this new PC. At first, Lowyat was a no no. I did not enjoy crowded area. So we went to Tesco Extra instead, knowing Acer Aspire was there. However, since the salesperson was stupid or acting like he knew everything so we decided not to buy PC there. This Tesco was not like Walmart. With stupid salesperson, stores are losing everyday. Tesco would need to screen salesperson in Computers Dept. Put someone who is bright and wise. Furthermore, the unit there was for display only. Why would Tesco put a display unit if stock was not available. Tesco should put or write a very big notice saying “This Product is Out of Stock”. So that people like me, who can read and understand and wanted hasle free service would understand. Do not waste my time. Well Tesco you suck big time! Carefour is much more better!!
So we went to Lowyat to buy her new PC. Among the Lessons learnt are:
- Buy PC at the right place (Which is Lowyat if in KL)
- Don’t waste your time talking to Stupid Salesperson
- Never install Windows Vista (not related at all. lol)
Okay. Now the PC is ready and may be pick-up anytime. So sayang, if you are reading this, please come over and pick-up your PC. Munmon does not provide delivery service. (hahaha. joking-joking je taw).