If you are like me, you know enough to be dangerous when it comes to tech purchases, and the very thought of thinking about looking for and evaluating a new PC makes you sweat megabyte-sized bullets.
I asked my PC guru, and he asked Dell, his preferred supplier, and they came back to me, with 57 line items (how can they stuff 57 electronic things into a box that size?) and what else comes with a 5 page order? A massive total price at the bottom!
Holy oy, I said. Well, sort of.
I am in the IT guru’s able hands, of course, as I trust him with my electronic life, in all its aspects that I live, eat, and breathe data on my computer.
I understand from a later conversation with him that current supply chain blips and burps are keeping me from getting exactly what he envisions I need. So they cobbled together a system that will suit me, even if ill-fittedly.
I told him I could survive another month of current agita from my aging PC, and hopefully the supply chain to Dell will reboot and upload the parts they, and I need.
Then, by tech miracle, a new quote came, with all I wanted, at a lower price and my new PC is coming next week. So I can save the next heart-gripping episode in the saga of selecting a new PC for another few years (at least 3, when the warranty ends, and the PC dies the next day, right?)
My Linkedin tie-in today, intrepid reader: you can follow Dell’s company profile Page (LinkedIn calls these Pages with a capital “P”) like I just did, to see if they will issue any public comments about viruses, tech meltdowns, supply chain woes, and/or new breakthroughs to add 100 more to the already 57 parts that makes this wonderful box crammed with technology easy and reliable for tech-admirers like me.
Or you can weed out some company Pages you no longer need to follow too. Here’s how to do either.