My one and only computer (a laptop bought in 2018) is on its way out. I’ve been on it non-stop since working from home the last year+. While I’m fairly proficient in Windows OS, I’m not to up on what all the hardware/graphic specification mean. I’ve gone to Best Buy 3 times now to look around for a replacement and I feel like every associate tries to up sell me on what to purchase. “You have to have xyz”… “Touchscreen is the only way to go.” The amount of choices makes my head spin to be honest . I have been trying to take a moment to actually figure out what I need… similar to going from the mindset of “I have to have a smart phone.” to “I just purchased a Mudita Pure basic phone.” but with computers. This also comes at a time where my job is ceasing WFH, so this next purchase will be just for personal use.
Curious to know how others setup their personal tech. Do you have a laptop and feel it’s a necessity? Do you have a desktop so as to try to minimize your time when you are on it? Does anyone feel the need to have more than one device… such as a desktop and a tablet? Do you find that having the appropriate device for the task at hand helps you not get distracted by other things (ie. If you just have to go online to pay a bill, you can do that fairly quickly on a tablet and then shut it down. If you have to go into another room, turn on the desktop, login and then go to the site, you may end up spending more time at the desk then originally intended because you went through that whole process.) Do you only have a smart phone and find no use for another device? They say that “If you don’t want to eat junk food, don’t keep any in the house.” I would think this also applies to technology; If it’s not there, you won’t use it.
Would love to hear how other individuals who are trying to live life intentionally/mindfully (however that looks for you) use technology in their homes for personal use. It would be interesting to see what people can live without and what others have to have. Has your tech setup changed over the years, if so how and why? Was it for the better?
As I try to figure out what my ideal setup would be, hoping this thread can spark some creative setup options and ideas about what is essential in tech moving into 2022.