Before you get all judgy on me for documenting the unpacking of my new laptop, consider that this search on Flickr clearly shows an appetite out there for this kind of thing. And who am I to miss out on an internet fad?
The day before the package arrived I got a call from the courier company, who gave me the option of a morning or afternoon delivery—a nice touch.
Inside the big box were two smaller ones, along with some bags of anthrax air.
On the bottom, my Lenovo 1000 C100 Notebook. On the top, my Lenovo messenger bag.
I know you’re all dying to see the bag, so I unpacked that first. That’s right, bitches… This baby can hold one laptop and four pens!
Anyone who’s ever bought something from Apple knows what a visual treat they are to unwrap. Sadly that wasn’t the case with Lenovo, though everything looks recyclable enough…
… Except for the two styrofoam bits, which I know for a fact come with Apple notebooks as well!
My heart skipped a beat when I saw what looked like a scratch in the surface of the casing, but after successfully buffing it out with a wet cloth I figured it must have been some stray adhesive from the labels on the keypad.
And here it is, my brand-new laptop up and running with no dead pixels—you hear that, Apple? No dead pixels!
I should also point out my new machine cost about half as much as the cheapest Apple alternative, and sports a bigger screen. The only downside is that Windows is included in a hidden partition on the hard drive rather than on optical media, so I’ll have ask Lenovo how I can back up my legal version of XP before I wipe it and make a fresh start with Ubuntu…